Patsy Byrne

Patsy Byrne

Infobox actor
name = Patsy Byrne
imagesize = 175px
caption = Patsy Byrne as Nursie in Blackadder II
birthdate = birth date and age|1933|7|13
location = Ashford, Kent, England
notable role = Nursie

Patsy Byrne (born 13 July 1933 in Ashford, Kent) is an English actress.

She was educated at Ashford School for Girls, and attended the school around the same time as Lorna Fendall, and Joanna Brough, daughter of Arthur Brough. After that she studied drama at the Rose Bruford School before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company playing parts such as Maria in Twelth Night and Gruscha in the Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Aldwych in the early 1960s. In the 1980s she also worked at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Patsy is famous for playing round, jolly, often slightly insane old women. Probably the most famous of these is Nursie in the popular BBC sitcom "Blackadder II". She once again starred alongside Tony Robinson in a Series 3 episode of Maid Marian and her Merry Men. She also starred as Betty the Tea Lady in the BBC children's programme "Playdays".

She is also famous for being able to do the splits well into her 60s! Something she showed off when she played Malcolm's domineering mother in "Watching"!

She has also starred in "Les Misérables" (1998), "David Copperfield" (1999) and "Kevin & Perry Go Large" (2000) and numerous radio plays.

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NAME= Byrne, Patsy
DATE OF BIRTH= 19 July 1933
PLACE OF BIRTH= Ashford, Kent, England

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