Patricia Routledge

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Patricia Routledge

Katherine Patricia Routledge

(1929-02-17) 17 February 1929 (age 94)
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active1952–present
Notable work
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Victoria Wood as Seen on TV (1985–1986)
Talking Heads (1987, 1998)
Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

Dame Katherine Patricia Routledge DBE (/ˈrtlɪ/ ROWT-lij; born 17 February 1929), professionally billed as Patricia Routledge, is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in 1992 and 1993. Her film appearances include To Sir, with Love (1967) and Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968).

Routledge was born in Tranmere, Cheshire, England. She has never been married and has no children. She has lived in Chichester, West Sussex since 2000,[1] and regularly worships at Chichester Cathedral. As of July 2012, she was a patron of the Beatrix Potter Society.[2]

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  1. "Legendary actress helps raise thousands for Chichester Cathedral". Spirit FM. 13 March 2020.
  2. "Beatrix Potter finally presents her paper". University of Huddersfield. 24 April 2012. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.

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