There she was again, the same cantankerous grumbling old Grandma Georgina that Charlie had known so well before it all started.
"There she was again, the same cantankerous grumbling old Grandma Georgina that Charlie had known so well before it all started." - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Charlie Bucket's Grandma Georgina appears in two of Roald Dahl's books and their various film and stage adaptations: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. She is married to Grandpa George and her daughter is Charlie's mother, at least in the original stories. In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, she became Mr Bucket's mother instead.
We learn in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator that Grandma Georgina is 78, a fact that becomes very significant when she greedily takes four Wonka-Vite pills instead of the smaller amount recommended by Mr Wonka.
Grandma Georgina, like her husband and Grandma Josephine, does not trust Willy Wonka. "He footles around," she tells Charlie early in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. But she can't deny that Willy Wonka's arrival in their lives makes for some exciting adventures: having previously not left her bed in 20 years, after a few hours in his company she has been up into orbit, down to Minusland, and back in time onboard the Mayflower...
In 1971, Grandma Georgina was played by Dora Altmann in the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Liz Smith played the role in the 2005 film adaptation.
The man's a madman... Watch out, I say, or he'll lixivate the lot of us!
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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator