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Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

British actress and singer Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)Born in Tranmere, Merseyside, veteran actress Patricia Routledge is best known as Alan Bennett’s Irene Ruddock in Talking Heads: Lady of Letters and as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances. Routledge has never married, has no children and has been a patron of the Beatrix Potter Society since 2012. In February 2016, this much loved radio, stage and screen great quite rightly remarked: “[The BBC] must be so desperate… All they seem to care about is sensational headlines… Remind me to switch off, please”.

 

 

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The Roll Call - SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

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Aloof yet versatile actress Dame Dorothy Tutin DBE (1930 – 2001) – Versatile and brilliant actress – A resident of a Chelsea houseboat named ‘Undine’ from 1953, Dame Dorothy Tutin was “one of UK’s most versatile actresses.”

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Dame Dorothy Tutin DBE (1930 – 2001)

Wacky, gay actor and Catweazle star Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017) – Leeds born actor Geoffrey Bayldon was best known for playing Catweazle in the 1970s series of same name. He turned down playing Dr Who twice

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Geoffrey Bayldon (1924 – 2017)

Miriam Margolyes OBE – Actress and humanitarian advocate

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Miriam Margolyes OBE

Jan Harvey – Actress and star of Howards’ Way

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Jan Harvey

Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

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Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

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Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

British actress and singer Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

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Patricia Routledge CBE (born Katherine Patricia Routledge)

Tom Read Wilson

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Tom Read Wilson

Ellen Perry - Film director, producer and writer - Will, The Fall of Fujimori

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Ellen Perry

Sam Hoare

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Sam Hoare

Todd Traina

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Todd Traina

Winchester and Oxford educated actor Alex Wyndham

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Alex Wyndham

Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

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Dominique Dunne (1959 – 1982)

Brendan Jay Sullivan (AKA “DJVh1”)

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Brendan Jay Sullivan

Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

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Shirley Temple (AKA “America’s Little Darling”, 1928 – 2014)

Emily Mortimer

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Emily Mortimer

Ava Gardner

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Ava Gardner (1922 – 1990)

Sofia Coppola

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Sofia Coppola

Charlie Siem

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Charlie Siem

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington

Gillian Anderson

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Gillian Anderson

James Bay

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James Bay

Aidan Turner

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Aidan Turner

Robin Wright

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Robin Wright (formerly “Robin Gayle Wright” and “Robin Wright Penn”)

Emily VanCamp

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Emily VanCamp

Siân Phillips

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Siân Phillips CBE

Zack Peck

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Zack Peck (also known as Zackary Peck)

Paula Wilcox

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Paula Wilcox

Jack Peñate

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Jack Peñate

Ronnie Spector

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Ronnie Spector

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Angela Lansbury

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Theo James (born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis)

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Eli Wallach (1915 – 2014)

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Robert F. Kennedy III (AKA “Bobby Kennedy III”)

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Gérard Depardieu

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Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA (1923 – 2014)

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Henry Cavill

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Josh Bowman

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Matt Bomer

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Felicity Kendal CBE

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The Singing Lady

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The Hon. Nigella Lawson

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Lord Britten, OM, CH (better known as Benjamin Britten; 1913 – 1976)

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Anton Lesser

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Peter Czernin

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Susan Bennett (AKA Siri and Tillie The All Time Teller)

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Jake Shears (born Jason F. Sellards)

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Anna Chancellor

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Jamie Campbell Bower

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Michael Cassidy

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Wentworth Miller III

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Flora Ogilvy

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Cory Monteith (1982 – 2013)

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Alan Whicker CBE (1925 – 2013)

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Stuart Brayson

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Mike Rosenberg (AKA Passenger)

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Emmanuelle Seigner

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Winona Ryder (born Winona Horowitz)

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Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins, also known as Sherene Davis)

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Libby Purves OBE

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Penelope Wilton OBE

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Richard Griffiths OBE (1947 – 2013)

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Ben Howard

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Rachel Khoo

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Josh Henderson

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Michelle Dockery

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Petula Clark CBE

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Morena Baccarin

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Anne Robinson

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Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, FRSA

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Gaspard Ulliel

Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf

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Eddie Redmayne

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Derek Paravicini

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Antony Costa

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Laura Carmichael

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Adele Adkins

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Beverley Craven

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Hugh Bonneville

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Delia Smith CBE

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Pam Ayres MBE

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John Reith, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Reith KT GVCO GBE CB TD PC (1889 –1971)

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Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren)

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Taylor Swift

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Benjamin McKenzie (born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan)

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Helen Worth (born Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth and also known as "Gail Platt")

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William Roache MBE (better known as Ken Barlow)

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Uggie

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Damian Lewis

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Lyndon Ogbourne

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Daniel "Dan" O'Connor


15 COMMENTS

  1. A national treasure. Why hasn’t she been made a dame? Instead of honouring people like Joan Collins, why not Patricia Routledge?

  2. She is a great actress and having watched her series on Beatrix Potter, she is also a great narrator. Shame on the BBC for not having shown the series and good for Channel 4 for taking it instead. I say: Privatise the BBC. It is a pointless load of hot air and Patricia Routledge is right to urge us all to turn off.

  3. I agree with both of you, she’s an absolute treasure and a real legend, they don’t make them like her anymore.
    The BBC seem to let actors of her class slip under the table, why they pander to the Boy Georges of the world.

  4. Patricia Routledge transcends BBC & worthless ‘royal’ accolades. Patricia lives on through her diehard fans. She has embedded herself in our psyche!

  5. So glad you are championing this National Treasure who is most deserving of a Damehood. She is a superb actress with great comic timing but also the ability to create pathos as well.
    She also had a great singing voice. I saw her in the National Theatre production of Carousel – I loathe the musical but she was fantastic -the best thing in it.

  6. They honoured Jimmy Savile and they didn’t honour Patricia Routledge. We all know what you call ‘The Club’ does and because of her idiosyncratic lifestyle they passed her over. It is a bloody disgrace.

  7. My favourite “Mrs Bucket”quote. ” Oh hello dear I was just passing one of our telephones when it occurred to me that I hadn’t spoken to you for ever such a long time, then I couldn’t find your number because our new Mercedes outside was blocking the light”.

  8. I prefer robert Redford myself. Paricia seemed a tad….hammy, no?

    Ps My wife and I adored her in The Postman! (1962)!
    r.i.p. prince of course

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