Patricia Routledge Biography
Patricia Routledge ( born Katherine Patricia Routledge) is an English actress, singer, and presenter who has had one of the most illustrious careers in the entertainment industry, spanning over 70 years. She is best recognized for her performance in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances as Hyacinth Bucket.
Patricia Routledge Career
Routledge began her performing career in the United Kingdom and the United States, primarily in musical theatre. She has been a long-time member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), appearing in a number of notable performances, including Antony Sher’s title role in Richard III in 1983. Little Cowardy Custard, Mary Sunshine, Noises Off, Virtue in Danger, The Solid Gold Cadillac, and The Importance of Being Earnest are among her West End credits, as are a number of less successful productions. For her performance in And a Nightingale Sang in 1979, she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
She initially appeared on Broadway in Roger Milner’s outlandish comedy ‘How’s the World Treating You?’ in 1966, and then again in the short-lived 1968 musical Darling of the Day, for which she shared the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical with Leslie Uggams of ‘Hallelujah, Baby!’. Her portrayal of the Old Lady in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in the London cast of the critically acclaimed Scottish Opera production earned her a Laurence Olivier Award in 1988.
Routledge’s radio credits include numerous Alan Bennett plays and the BBC dramatization of Carole Hayman’s Ladies of Letters, in which she and Prunella Scales play elderly women exchanging amusing correspondence over a period of years. In 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcasted the tenth season of Ladies of Letters.
Private Lives, Present Laughter, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, and The Fountain Overflows were among his radio credits prior to 1985. Routledge, who has a distinct voice, has recorded and released a number of audiobooks, including unabridged readings of Wuthering Heights and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as abridged novelizations of the Hetty Wainthropp series. Routledge is an ambassador for the charity Royal Voluntary Service, previously known as WRVS.
Patricia Routledge Age
How old is Patricia? She is 93 years old as of 2022, She was born on 17 February 1929, Tranmere, United Kingdom. she celebrates her birthday on 17 February every year.
Patricia Routledge Education
She went to Mersey Park Primary School, Birkenhead High School, and the University of Liverpool, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with honors. Routledge was awarded a Doctor of Letters by Lancaster University in 2008 for her contributions to drama and theatre.
Patricia Routledge Nationality | Ethnicity
What ethnicity is She? she belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage, Patricia was born and raised in Tranmere, United Kingdom, and she holds British nationality.
Patricia Routledge Height
How tall is Patricia? The English actress stands at a height of 5′ 5″ (1.65 m) tall.
Patricia Routledge Family | Parents
Routledge was born in Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, daughter to her mother Catherine Routledge and father Isaac Routledge a haberdasher. Throughout the Second World War, the family lived in the basement of his shop for weeks at a time; nearby Liverpool.
Patricia Routledge Husband | Married
Who was Patricia Routledge’s partner? Routledge has never married and has no children. If she has any relationships, it has not been made public.
Patricia Routledge Net Worth
Routledge is estimated to have a net worth of about $2.5 million dollars.
Patricia Routledge TV Shows and Movies
- 1967 – To Sir, with Love
- 1967 – Pretty Polly / A Matter of Innocence
- 1967 – Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
- 1968 – 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
- 1968 – The Bliss of Mrs Blossom
- 1969 – Lock Up Your Daughters
- 1969 – If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
- 1971 – Girl Stroke Boy
- 1959 – ITV Play of the Week
- 1960 – The Terrible Choice
- 1961 – Hilda Lessways
- 1961 – Coronation Street
- 1962 – Z-Cars
- 1964 – Victoria Regina
- 1965 – Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life
- 1965 – No Hiding Place
- 1965 – Gaslight Theatre
- 1956–66 – ITV Play of the Week
- 1966 – Eamonn Andrews Show
- 1967 – Thirty-Minute Theatre –
- 1967 – Seven Deadly Sins
- 1967 – Androcles and the Lion
- 1968 – The Ed Sullivan Show
- 1969 – ITV Saturday Night Theatre
- 1970 – Egghead’s Robot
- 1961–70 – Armchair Theatre
- 1970 – ITV Playhouse
- 1971 – Sense and Sensibility
- 1971 – Doctor at Large
- 1971 – Play of the Month: Tartuffe
- 1971 – Vincent Price Is in the Country
- 1972 – His and Hers
- 1973 – Ooh La La!
- 1973 – That’s Life
- 1974 – Affairs of the Heart
- 1974 – Steptoe and Son
- 1974 – …And Mother Makes Five
- 1974 – David Copperfield
- 1975 – More Awkward Customers
- 1971–75 – Play of the Month: When We Are Married
- 1977 – Nicholas Nickleby
- 1977 – Jubilee
- 1977 – The Cost of Loving
- 1978 – BBC2 Play of the Week
- 1978 – Doris and Doreen
- 1979 – Crown Court
- 1980 – The Pirates of Penzance
- 1980 – Play for Today
- 1980 – The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb
- 1982 – Objects of Affection
- 1983 – The Beggar’s Opera
- 1983 – Keep Off the Grass
- 1983 – The Two Ronnies
- 1984 – Home Video
- 1985 – Marjorie and Men
- 1985–86 – Victoria Wood as Seen on TV
- 1987 – When We Are Married
- 1988 – Tales of the Unexpected
- 1988 – Talking Heads
- 1988 – Sophia and Constance
- 1989 – First and Last
- 1989 – Let’s Face the Music
- 1990 – Missing Persons
- 1990 – Alas Smith and Jones
- 1991 – Miss Pym’s Day Out
- 1993 – The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends
- 1994 – Hildegard of Bingen
- 1990–95 – Keeping Up Appearances
- 1997 – Heroes of Comedy
- 1996–98 – Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
- 1998 – Talking Heads 2