Joan was twice nominated for a BAFTA, both times were for Miss Marple roles.
Joan was awarded the OBE in 1987.
Joan was married to physician Eric Butler until his death in 1967.
Joan Hickson starred in a stage version of Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death. Agatha Christie was so impressed with her performance that she said that one day she would want her to play Miss Marple.
Joan: I was lucky not to have been born pretty.