Patricia Routledge Bio, Age, Husband, House, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

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Patricia Routledge Biography

Patricia Routledge (Katherine Patricia Routledge) an English singer, comedian and actress known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances.

Patricia Routledge Age

Patricia was born on 17 February 1929, Tranmere, United Kingdom.

Patricia Routledge Career

Routledge started her acting career in theatre, particularly musical theatre, in the United Kingdom and the United States. She has been a long-standing member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), appearing in some celebrated productions as the 1983 Richard III, which featured Antony Sher in the title role.

Her West End credits include Little Cowardy Custard, Mary Sunshine, Noises Off, Virtue in Danger, The Solid Gold Cadillac, and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as a number of less successful vehicles.

She was a nominee at the Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in And a Nightingale Sang in 1979. A classically trained singer, she has irregularly made forays into
operetta including taking the title role in an acclaimed production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein at the 1978 Camden Festival; “As the Grand Duchess, she invested every phrase, spoken or sung with wit and meaning, and colored her tone to express a broad variety of emotions. Never did she resort to the hoydenish behavior that this role — in British productions at least — seems to invite.”

She made her Broadway first appearance in 1966 in Roger Milner’s outrageous comedy, ‘How’s the World Treating You?’, going back in the short-lived 1968 musical Darling of the Day, for which she got the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, sharing the honor with Leslie Uggams of ‘Hallelujah, Baby!’.

In 1988 she received a Laurence Olivier Award for her depiction of the Old Lady in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in the London cast of the critically acclaimed Scottish Opera production.

Patricia Routledge Net Worth

Routledge has an estimated net worth of about $2.5 million.

Patricia Routledge 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
  • Patricia Routledge TV Shows
  • 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
  • 1998 – Funny Women
  • 2001 – Anybody’s Nightmare
  • 2003–2009 – Blips
  • 2004 – The Funny Ladies of British Comedy
  • 2004 – Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute
  • 2004 – Comedy Connections –
  • 2005 – The Funny Blokes of British Comedy
  • 2006 – A Taste of My Life
  • 2008 – Keeping Up Appearances: Life Lessons from Onslow
  • 2008 – The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments
  • 2016 – Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge Theatre

  • 1952: A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hippolyta, Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool.
  • 1954: The Duenna as Carlotta at Bristol Old Vic and Westminster Theatre, London
  • 1956: The Comedy of Errors as Adriana, Arts Theatre, London
  • 1957: Zuleika as Aunt Mabel, Saville Theatre, London
  • 1959: The Love Doctor as Henrietta Argan, Piccadilly Theatre, London
  • 1960: Follow That Girl as Mrs. Gilchrist at Vaudeville Theatre, London
  • 1961: Come As You Are at Guildford
  • 1961: Out of My Mind at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
  • 1962: Little Mary Sunshine as Mary Potts (“Little Mary Sunshine”) at Comedy Theatre, London
  • 1963: The Relapse, Virtue in Danger as Berinthia at Mermaid Theatre and Strand Theatre, London
  • 1964: Home and Beauty as Victoria at Croydon
  • 1965: How’s the World Treating You? as Violet/Nell/Rover at Arts Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre, London (1965) and Music Box Theatre, New York City (1966)
  • 1968: Darling of the Day as Alice Challice at George Abbott Theatre, New York City
  • 1968: Love Match as Queen Victoria at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
  • 1969: The Caucasian Chalk Circle as Mother-in-law at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1969: The Country Wife as Lady Fidget at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1969: The Magistrate as Agatha Posket at Chichester Festival Theatre and Cambridge
  • 1971: First Impressions as Mrs Bennet at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • 1972: Cowardy Custard at Mermaid Theatre, London
  • 1973: Dandy Dick as Georgina Tidman at Chichester Festival Theatre and Garrick Theatre,
  • 1975: The Cherry Orchard as Madame Ranevskyat Bristol Old Vic
  • 1975: Othello as Emilia at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1975: Made in Heaven as Martha Avon at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1976: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as All of the First Ladies at Mark Hellinger Theatre,
  • 1976: The Rivals as Mrs Malaprop at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • 1976: Zack as Mrs Munnings at Royal Exchange Theatre
  • 1977: On Approval as Maria Wislack at Vaudeville Theatre, London
  • 1978: Gracious Living as Daisy Tuttle at Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, D.C.
  • 1978: Semmelweiss as Julia at Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, D.C.
  • 1979: The Schoolmistress as Miss Dyott at Royal Exchange Theatre
  • 1979: And a Nightingale Sang… as Peggy Stott at Queen’s Theatre, London
  • 1980: The Pirates of Penzance as Ruth at Delacorte Theater, New York City
  • 1981: Say Hello to Harvey at Toronto
  • 1982: Noises Off as Dotty Otley at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and Savoy Theatre,
  • 1983: When the Wind Blows at Whitehall Theatre, London
  • 1984: Richard III as Queen Margaret for Royal Shakespeare Company
  • 1985: When We Are Married as Maria Heliwell at Whitehall Theatre, London
  • 1988: Candide as Old Lady at The Old Vic, London
  • 1989: Come for the Ride (one-woman show) at UK tour
  • 1992: Talking Heads at Comedy Theatre, London
  • 1992: Carousel as Nettie Fowler at National Theatre, London
  • 1994: Mr and Mrs Nobody as Carrie Pooter at Greenwich Theatre, London
  • 1994: The Rivals as Mrs Malaprop at Chichester Festival Theatre and Albery Theatre,
  • 1994: The Schoolmistress as Miss Dyott at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 1997: Beatrix as Beatrix Potter at Minerva Theatre, Chichester and UK tour
  • 1999–2001: The Importance of Being Earnest as Lady Bracknell at Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket, London (1999),Australian tour (2000) and Savoy Theatre, London (2001)
  • 2002: Wild Orchids as Duchess at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • 2004: The Solid Gold Cadillac as Mrs. Laura Partridge at Garrick Theatre, London
  • 2006: The Best of Friends as Dame Laurentia MacLachlan at Hampstead Theatre and UK
  • 2007: Office Suite as Doreen/Miss Protheroe at Minerva Theatre, Chichester and UK tour
  • 2008: Crown Matrimonial as Queen Mary at UK tour
  • 2009–present: Admission: One Shilling as Myra Hess, UK and Australian tours
  • 2009–present: Facing the Music, UK tours
  • 2014: An Ideal Husband as Lady Markby as Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Patricia Routledge Family

Patricia was born to Catherine (née Perry) and Isaac Routledge. Her father was a haberdasher and during the Second World War, the family lived in the basement of his shop for weeks at a time.

Patricia Routledge Education

She joined Mersey Park Primary School, Birkenhead High School and later attended the University of Liverpool where she graduated with Honours in English Language and Literature. In 2008, Routledge received a Doctor of Letters degree from Lancaster University for her contribution to drama and theatre.

After graduating from the University of Liverpool she trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and launched her acting career at the Liverpool Playhouse. She began acting in theatre particularly musical theatre. She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Patricia Routledge Height and Weight

Patricia stands tall at an average height, she also has an average body weight.

Patricia Routledge Awards

  • Routledge, winner Trouper of the Year during Swan Hellenic 2005 Oldie of the Year Awards at Simpsons in the Strand in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tim Whitby/WireImage)
  • Patricia Routledge, winner Trouper of the Year during Swan Hellenic 2005 Oldie of the Year Awards at Simpsons in the Strand in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Tim Whitby/WireImage)
  • Routledge is a woman of average stature, she also appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos. She stands at a height of 1.65 m. Her weight will be updated as soon as possible.

Patricia Routledge Family

Routledge was to her mother Catherine Routledge and father Isaac Routledge. Patricia’s father was a haberdasher. Throughout the Second World War the family lived in the basement of his shop for weeks at a time; nearby Liverpool, headquarters of Commander-in-Chief, Western Approaches and the most significant port in Britain, was attacked during the Second World War more heavily than every other British region except London.

Patricia Routledge Husband

Routledge has not shared her relationships with public.

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