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Patricia Routledge

Daughter of Catherine and Isaac Routledge. Her father was a haberdasher, and, during WWII, the family lived weeks at a time in the basement of her father's shop. She attended Birkenhead High School, where she sang in the choir and ran the Sunday School. She studied English at Liverpool University, and, after graduation, worked without pay at the ... See full bio »
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 2003 In Search of the Brontës (TV Movie)
 2001 Anybody's Nightmare (TV Movie)
Sheila Bowler
 1998 Talking Heads 2 (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Fozzard
- Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet (1998) ... Miss Fozzard
 1994 Hildegard of Bingen (TV Movie documentary)
Hildegard von Bingen
 1990 Missing Persons (TV Movie)
Hetty Wainthropp
 1990 Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #6.2 (1990)
 1989 First and Last (TV Movie)
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series)
Mrs. Baines
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Mrs. Baines
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mrs. Baines
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mrs. Baines
 1988 Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Ruddock
- A Lady of Letters (1988) ... Miss Ruddock
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Milly Dobson
- The Verger (1988) ... Milly Dobson
 1985-1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1986) ... Kitty
- Episode #2.2 (1986) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Kitty
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Kitty
 1984 Home Video (TV Movie)
 1983 Keep Off the Grass (Short)
Bag Lady
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Mrs. Peachum
 1983 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Madame Vivian Bultitude
- Episode #10.2 (1983) ... Madame Vivian Bultitude
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
Miss Schofield
- A Woman of No Importance (1982) ... Miss Schofield
 1980 The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie)
 1980 The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (TV Movie)
'Posh' Lady
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
ATS Officer
- The Imitation Game (1980) ... ATS Officer
 1979 Crown Court (TV Series)
Rita Finch
- Forever: Part 1 (1979) ... Rita Finch
 1978 Doris and Doreen (TV Movie)
Doreen Bidmead
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Miss Prothero
- A Visit from Miss Prothero (1978) ... Miss Prothero
 1977 The Cost of Loving (TV Series)
Sarah Taplow
- The Years Between (1977) ... Sarah Taplow
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
- Plain Jane (1977) ... Jane
 1971-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Annie Parker / Dorine
- Tartuffe (1971) ... Dorine
 1974-1975 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Micawber
 1974 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Mrs. Fletcher
- Part of the Furniture (1974) ... Mrs. Fletcher
- Bridging the Gap (1974) ... Mrs. Fletcher
 1974 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Madame Fontana
- Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard (1974) ... Madame Fontana
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Mrs. Meldrum
- Flora (1974) ... Mrs. Meldrum
 1973 Girl Stroke Boy
Pamela Hovendon
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Myrtle Waller
- Driving (1972) ... Myrtle Waller
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Audrey Watt
- It's All in the Mind (1971) ... Audrey Watt
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Rose / Fern
- Rose and Fern (1970) ... Rose / Fern
 1961-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Furling / New mother
- Up Among the Cuckoos (1970) ... Miss Furling
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... New mother
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Mrs. Featherstone
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Hazel Day
- Hazel and Her New Gas Cooker (1969) ... Hazel Day
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Mrs. Woolley
 1967 A Matter of Innocence
Miss Gudgeon
 1967 To Sir, with Love
Clinty Clintridge
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Mrs. Vealfoy
- The Good & Faithful Servant (1967) ... Mrs. Vealfoy
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Beryl Turner
- An Absolute Treasure (1967) ... Beryl Turner
 1956-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alice Clay / Maggie Hobson
- The Family First (1960)
 1965 Gaslight Theatre (TV Series)
'Our Mary'
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
- A Place in the Sun (1965) ... Pat
 1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series)
Irish Mother
- Episode #1.47 (1965)
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... Irish Mother
 1964 Victoria Regina (TV Mini-Series)
Queen Victoria
- Winter (1964) ... Queen Victoria
- Autumn (1964) ... Queen Victoria
- Summer (1964) ... Queen Victoria
- Spring (1964) ... Queen Victoria
 1962 Z Cars (TV Series)
Madge Kenton
- Search (1962) ... Madge Kenton
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
- The Song of a March Hare (1960) ... Sylvia
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- Zuleika (1957)
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Other Works:

She acted in Leonard Bernstein's musical, "Candide," in a Scottish Opera/Old Vic Production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Nickolas Grace in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Patricia Routledge OBE


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[on her character Hyacinth Bucket] The basic premise of Hyacinth is pretension and that's the source of so much comedy. While attempting to be a social climber, she also had to deal with members from the other side of her family like Onslow, who sat around in his string vest drinking beer. In a way, the show was a microcosm for society. See more »


She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama. See more »


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