Grange Hill fans ‘saddened’ as much-loved star of the show passes away

Anna Quayle played Mrs Monroe from 1990 to 1994

Grange Hill fans have expressed their sadness after one of the stars of the children’s TV show died.

Anna Quayle played Mrs Monroe in the CBBC show from 1990 to 1994.

Her family revealed that she passed away at the age of 86 on August 16, following a battle with Lewy body dementia.

Actress Anna Quayle has passed away at the age of 86 (Credit: Shutterstock)

She was diagnosed with the condition in 2012.

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She appeared in 85 episodes of Grange Hill and also starred in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, playing Baroness Bomburst.

Anna also appeared alongside The Beatles in their film a Hard Day’s Night.

Anna appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Credit: Cover Images)

Her other TV credits included The Sooty Show, The Avengers and Brideshead Revisited.

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Taking to Twitter, fans expressed their sadness at the news, with one admitting she would be “sadly missed”.

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