Actress Una Stubbs has died at the age of 84, following an illness, her agent has confirmed.

Her agent said that she died surrounded by her family at home in Edinburgh.

They added to BBC News that Una had been ill for a few months.

The star is best known for her roles in EastEnders and Sherlock, as well as in other shows such as Worzel Gummidge and Till Death Us Do Part.

Una first found fame in the 1960s when she appeared in Sir Cliff Richard's film Summer Holiday.

In 2006, Una appeared as Caroline Bishop in six episodes of EastEnders – though her career was seriously varied.

The actress was born in Hertfordshire and first found her love for performing when attending dance school at 14.

A couple of years later, Una then became a chorus girl at age 16.

Una was best-loved for her more recent role as Mrs Hudson in Sherlock.

After starting her career as a dancer, Stubbs became a regular on the small screen in the 60s, playing Alf Garnett's exasperated daughter Rita in Till Death Us Do Part and the 1980s follow-ups 'Til Death and In Sickness and In Health.

She also starred in a film called Golden Years, which was released on 29 April 2016.

The British actress was also twice divorced and lived in London.

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