These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket. Their names are Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine
"These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket. Their names are Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine." - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Charlie Bucket's Grandma Josephine appears in two of Roald Dahl's stories: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its film and theatre adaptations, and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. She is the wife of Grandpa Joe and, in the original story, the mother of Mr Bucket - although in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it is Mrs Bucket who is her daughter. In Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator we learn that Grandma Josephine is 80 years and three months old.
When we first meet Grandma Josephine she has not been out of the bed she shares with Grandpa Joe, Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George in many years. But where Grandpa Joe is so enthused by Charlie's Golden Ticket win that he leaps out of the bed to join him at the Factory, Grandma Josephine would much rather stay where she is.
In fact, she is so keen to stay in bed that it is only when the Great Glass Elevator heads into orbit that she leaves it, and once returned to earth, she refuses to leave it again. It is only when Mr Wonka suggests she try a drop of his famous Wonka-Vite that she is tempted...
In the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Grandma Josephine was played by Franziska Liebing. in the 2005 film, Eileen Essell played the role.
I haven't been out of this bed in twenty years and I'm not getting out now for anybody!
Grandma Josephine 1
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator