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When And How Did Joan Hickson Die?




The actress Joan Hickson died on the 17th October 1998 of natural causes at Colchester, Essex, England, UK. She was aged 92 years.


Joan Hickson was born on the 5th August 1906 at Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Miss Marple Joan Hickson


She was one of Britain's leading actresses and worked in the theatre, films and television. Her best known role was as Miss Marple which she starred in from 1984 to 1992.



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Joan Hickson starred in 12 novel adaptations and won a BAFTA nomination. The Queen was a great fan of the serials and awarded Joan an OBE in 1987.


Agatha Christie And Joan Hickson


Agatha Christie herself was a fan of Joan's acting and after one of her stage plays she asked her to consider applying for the role of Miss Marple. Years later Joan did just that to great fame.


Joan Hickson first worked in the theatre in 1927. She appeared in over 80 films, the first was in 1934.

Joan Hickson also had a role in an early Agatha Christie book adaptation film called Murder She Said as Mrs Kidder the housekeeper. In this 1962 film Miss Marple was played by Margaret Rutherford.


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