Patricia Routledge

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Dame
Patricia Routledge
DBE
Born Katherine Patricia Routledge
(1929-02-17) 17 February 1929 (age 89)
Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, U.K.
Residence Chichester, West Sussex, England, U.K.
Nationality English
Alma mater Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1952–present
Notable work To Sir, with Love (1967)
Victoria Wood as Seen on TV (1985-86)
Talking Heads (1987 & 1998)
Keeping Up Appearances (1990-95)
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996-98)

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 (1990–95), 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, has no children, and as of June 2008 resides in Chichester, West Sussex,[1] and regularly worships at Chichester Cathedral. As of July 2012, she was a patron of the Beatrix Potter Society.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Revoir, Paul (27 June 2008). "Patricia Routledge says BBC is run by '10-year-old children' after her detective series is axed". Daily Mail. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  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.

Other websites[change | change source]

Patricia Routledge on IMDb