Eddie Marsan's mother has died.

The 49-year-old actor has announced that his beloved mum Anna Thomas sadly passed away on Saturday (26.05.18) surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Alongside a black and white photograph of Anna, he wrote on Twitter: ''My Mum, Anna Thomas. passed away Saturday morning surrounded by the love of her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

''She was happy and content because she knew we were alright. She looked beautiful until the end. You couldn't ask for more. (sic).''

The 'Snow White and the Huntsman' star didn't go into detail about what caused his mother's death or how old she was when she passed.

Less than a year ago, Eddie took Anna to Basildon Library for the United Voices Against Dementia event as he lent his voice to help Basildon Hospital patients.

He tweeted afterwards: ''It was a wonderful morning at Basildon Library with the team from Basildon Hospital. My stepfather died of dementia. My mum and I were honoured to record readings for reminiscence therapy.''

Meanwhile, this year looks set to be a busy one for Eddie as his new movie 'Mowgli', in which he portrays Vihaan, will hit the big screen in October.

The movie initially featured the name 'Origins' to make it different to 'The Jungle Book', a 2016 adaptation directed by Jon Favreau, but it was later changed to that of the fictional protagonist from Rudyard Kipling's collection of stories.

The synopsis said: ''Blending live action and performance capture, the story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own.

''All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins. The other story's central animal characters are: Kaa, the snake (Cate Blanchett); the leader of the wolf pack, Akela (Peter Mullan); the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui (Tom Hollander); Nisha, the female wolf (Naomie Harris), who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Nisha's mate, Vihaan (Eddie Marsan); and Mowgli's Brother Wolf (Jack Reynor). (sic)''