Celebrated English actress Shirley Anne Field, known for her roles in classic films like ‘Alfie’ and ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’, has passed away at the age of 87. Her family announced her passing, highlighting her remarkable career and “unbreakable spirit.”

Field’s notable performances included starring opposite Sir Michael Caine in ‘Alfie’ and alongside Albert Finney in ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’, as reported by the BBC. Her career spanned over five decades, during which she graced both the big screen and television with her talent.

She made memorable appearances in several popular TV series, including ‘The Bill’, ‘Doctors’, ‘Murder She Wrote’, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, and ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’. Her family, in a statement, expressed their grief: “It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news that Shirley Anne Field passed away peacefully on Sunday… surrounded by her family and friends.”

The statement further read, “Shirley Anne will be greatly missed and remembered for her unbreakable spirit and her amazing legacy spanning more than five decades on stage and screen.”

Field’s illustrious film career also featured roles in ‘The War Lover’ (1962) with Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner, and the 1985 romantic comedy ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Her more recent work included the 2014 short drama ‘Beautiful Relics’ opposite Flora Spencer-Longhurst.

Field’s personal life saw her married to racing driver Charles Crichton-Stuart in 1967. The couple had a daughter, Nicola, before divorcing. Crichton-Stuart passed away in 2001. Field’s passing marks the end of an era in British cinema, leaving behind a legacy of unforgettable performances and a spirit that inspired many.