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(Dame) Katherine Patricia Routledge was born on the 17th February 1929, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, and is an actress and singer, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Hyacinth Bucket in one of the most popular BBC’s sitcom “Keeping Up Appearances” (1990-1995). She is also known for her performances on stage, such as in “Darling Of The Day” (1968) and “Candide” (1988) among others. Her career was active from 1952 to 2003.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Patricia Routledge is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Patricia’s net worth is over $2.5 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional stage and screen actress. Another source is coming from her career on radio.

Patricia Routledge Net Worth 2.5 Million

Patricia Routledge was born to Catherine and Isaac Routledge, and didn’t have a very happy childhood as it was WWII happened, and she and her family were forced to live in the basement of her father’s shop. She finished Mersey Park Primary School and then matriculated from Brikenhead High School, where she started taking singing lessons and joined the school choir. Then she attended the University of Liverpool, where she studied English language and literature and hoped to pursue a career in education after graduation. However, she couldn’t totally abandon acting and singing, so she became engaged in the dramatic society’s activities at the university. There she met Edmund College, an academic who was also active at the society. He noticed her talent and convinced her to pursue an acting career instead. She accepted the advice, and wanting to get even better at the field, attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Upon graduating, she joined the Liverpool Playhouse, and her acting career began in 1952, when she appeared in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. After a few months, they asked her to join the theatre as an employee. Because of her well-trained voice, she was often included in musicals and operettas, and also performed on “Broadway” in the 1960s, appearing in a number of famous plays such as “How’s The World Treating You?” (1965) and “Darling Of The Day” (1968). Subsequently, Patricia moved back to London, and she managed to make an extremely successful career in theatre and film, and on television as well as on radio. She became a regular member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), starring in such productions as “Richard III” (1983), after which she performed at yet another respectable theatre in London, West End, in plays such as “The Importance Of Being Ernest” (1999-2001), “The Solid Gold Cadillac” (2004), “An Ideal Husband” (2014), and many others, all of which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

Speaking about her career on the big screen, Patricia made her debut appearance as a guest-star in the role of Alice Clay/Maggie Hobson in the TV series “ITV Play Of The Week” (1956-1966). Parallel with filming, she won the role of Sylvia Snape in another TV series entitled “Coronation Street” (1961), and three years later, she was cast as Queen Victoria in the TV mini-series “Victoria Regina”. During the 1960s, Patricia continued with guest-starring in other TV series, and soon she started to appear in such film titles as “Androcles And The Lion” (1967), “The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom” (1968), and “Egghead’s Robot” (1970), all of which increased her net worth by a large margin.

Her first big role in the next decade was the portrayal of Mrs. Jennings in the TV series “Sense And Sensibility” (1971), after which she was cast in “David Copperfield” (1974-1975), playing Mrs. Micawber, and in BBC TV’s mini-series “Nicholas Nickleby” (1977), as Madame Mantalini, increasing further her wealth. In the forthcoming years, Patricia also appeared in film titles, including the role of Ruth in “The Pirates Of Penzance” (1980), portraying Madame Multitude in “The Two Ronnies”, and as Ivy in the 1989 film “First And Last”.

To speak further about her acting career, in 1990, Patricia won the role of Hyacinth in the TV series “Keeping Up Appearances” (1990-1995), which became one of the most popular comedies at the time, increasing her net worth a lot. When the filming was over, she was selected to play the title role in the drama TV series “Hetty Wainthropp Investigates” (1996-1998). Her last appearance was in the 2003 film “In Search Of The Brontës”.

Moreover, Patricia was also heard in several radio plays, including “Romeo And Juliet”, “Alice In Wonderland”, “Private Lives”, and a lot of others. She was engaged to recording several audiobooks too. among which are “Wuthering Heights” and “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”. This also had an influence on her net worth.

Thanks to her accomplishments, Patricia was nominated for and won a number of prestigious awards, including a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for her work on “Darling Of The Day” in 1968, the 1988 Olivier for Best Actress in a Musical for her work on “Candide”, and she was nominated for the 1992 BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for “Keeping Up Appearances”.

Regarding Patricia Routledge’s personal life, there is no information about it in the media, except that she has never been married and has no children. Her current residence is in Chichester, West Sussex, England.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 17, 1929
Birth place: Tranmere, United Kingdom
Profession:Actress
Education:Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, University of Liverpool, Mersey Park Primary School, Birkenhead High School Academy
Nationality:English
Parents:Isaac Routledge, Catherine Routledge
Siblings:Graham Routledge
Awards:Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical
Nominations:Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress
Movies:Keeping Up Appearances, To Sir, with Love, Anybody's Nightmare, The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, Girl Stroke Boy, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Talking Heads, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, And Mother Makes Five, Missing Persons, Funny Ladies of British Comedy, Keep Off the Grass, Hildegard of Bingen, Marjorie And Men Since, Affairs of the Heart, Nicholas Nickleby Since, Egghead’s Robot First & Last
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Sister of Reverend Canon Graham Routledge (born Kenneth Graham Routledge 1927, died 18 May 1989) and Edgar Routledge (born Edgar H Routledge 1926, died 1926).
2Daughter of Isaac Edgar Routledge (born 1898, died 1986) and Catherine Routledge (born Catherine Perry in 1900) who married in 1925.
3Played 'Dame Laurentia McLachan' in 'The Best of Friends' at the Hampstead Theatre, London, UK in 2006.
4Starred in "The Importance of Being Earnest" in London in 1999.
5Appeared in a play called "Best of Friends", at the Hampsted Theatre, London (in 2006), about George Bernard Shaw, a Museum Curator and a Mother Abbess (Routledge).
6Last name is pronounced as spelled, Rout-ledge. Not Rut-ledge.
7She was awarded Broadway's 1968 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Darling of the Day in a tie with Leslie Uggams for "Hallelujah, Baby!".
8She 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.
9She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for "Candide".
10She was awarded honorary Doctor of Letters in 1999 from her alma mater, the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
11She credited the late Catholic priest Father Edmund Colledge for her entry into the performing arts, according to the Times of London in the late Father's obituary.
12She graduated from the all girls Birkenhead High Girls Public Day School Trust in Birkenhead, England.
13She gave a classic performance as Mrs. Malaprop in "The Rivals" on the London stage.
14Voted Britain's all-time favourite TV actress. [1996]
15She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
16Named as the Personality of the Year in 1993 by the Variety Club of Great Britain.
17Named as the Personality of the Year in 1991 by the Grand Order of Water Rats (a showbiz charity)
18Named as the Top Television Comedy Actress for 1991.


Quotes

#Quote
1[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.
2[on the cancellation of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)] We were betrayed by the BBC. We finished series four of Hetty Wainthropp, we were told there was going to be series five. But no word ever came - how rude! The BBC is run by 10-year-old children.
3[on quitting Keeping Up Appearances (1990)] I decided to part company with Hyacinth because there were other adventures to have. I'm an actor and I like to play other roles.
4[on Alastair Sim] There lives and breathes a comic genius of gargantuan proportions.
5People have always pitied spinsters. We have been derided, as if we had missed out on life. Well, we need not miss out on anything today!
6I just want to do good work with good people in good places. And as for retirement, I can hardly spell the word. I'm driven, really. The demons won't lie down.
7When I approach the pearly gates, I'd like to hear a champagne cork popping, an orchestra tuning up, and the sound of my mother laughing.
8I don't think you can go it alone. There is a positive force for good outside oneself, call it God if you like, that has the strength to turn darkness into light.
9There is nothing like that audience response when it's working with you - nothing.
10On acting: "I was fully alive and it frightened me. I was in a tremendous turmoil about it."


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressObjects of Affection (1982)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceKeeping Up Appearances (1990)
1992BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceKeeping Up Appearances (1990)
1989BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressTalking Heads (1987)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ooh La La!1973TV SeriesLucienne Homenides de Histangau
His and Hers1972TV SeriesMyrtle Waller
Doctor at Large1971TV SeriesAudrey Watt
Sense and Sensibility1971TV SeriesMrs. Jennings
Egghead's Robot1970Mrs. Janice Wentworth
ITV Playhouse1970TV SeriesRose / Fern
Armchair Theatre1961-1970TV SeriesMiss Furling / New mother
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium1969Mrs. Featherstone
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969TV SeriesHazel Day
Lock Up Your Daughters!1969Nurse
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968Miss Reece
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River1968Lucille Beatty
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia1968Mrs. Woolley
Androcles and the Lion1967TV MovieMegaera, Androcles' Wife
A Matter of Innocence1967Miss Gudgeon
To Sir, with Love1967Clinty Clintridge
Seven Deadly Virtues1967TV SeriesMrs. Vealfoy
Thirty-Minute Theatre1967TV SeriesBeryl Turner
ITV Play of the Week1956-1966TV SeriesAlice Clay / Maggie Hobson
Gaslight Theatre1965TV Series'Our Mary'
No Hiding Place1965TV SeriesPat
Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life1965TV SeriesIrish Mother
Victoria Regina1964TV Mini-SeriesQueen Victoria
Z Cars1962TV SeriesMadge Kenton
Coronation Street1961TV SeriesSylvia Snape
The Brink1961TV MoviePat Rapper
BBC Sunday-Night Play1960TV Mini-SeriesSylvia
Theatre Night1957TV Series
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1954TV SeriesNun
In Search of the Brontës2003TV MovieNarrator
Anybody's Nightmare2001TV MovieSheila Bowler
Talking Heads 21998TV Mini-SeriesMiss Fozzard
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates1996-1998TV SeriesHetty Wainthropp
Keeping Up Appearances1990-1995TV SeriesHyacinth
Hildegard of Bingen1994TV Movie documentaryHildegard von Bingen
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends1993TV SeriesCousin Ribby
Missing Persons1990TV MovieHetty Wainthropp
Alas Smith & Jones1990TV Series
First and Last1989TV MovieIvy
Let's Face the Music1989TV SeriesOn-screen Participant
Sophia and Constance1988TV SeriesMrs. Baines
Talking Heads1988TV Mini-SeriesMiss Ruddock
Tales of the Unexpected1988TV SeriesMilly Dobson
When We Are Married1987TV MovieMaria Helliwell
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV1985-1986TV SeriesKitty
Marjorie and Men1985TV SeriesMarjorie Belton
Home Video1984TV Movie
Keep Off the Grass1983ShortBag Lady
The Beggar's Opera1983TV MovieMrs. Peachum
The Two Ronnies1983TV SeriesMadame Vivian Bultitude
Objects of Affection1982TV SeriesMiss Schofield
The Pirates of Penzance1980TV MovieRuth
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb1980TV Movie'Posh' Lady
Play for Today1980TV SeriesATS Officer
Crown Court1979TV SeriesRita Finch
Doris and Doreen1978TV MovieDoreen Bidmead
BBC2 Play of the Week1978TV SeriesMiss Prothero
The Cost of Loving1977TV SeriesSarah Taplow
Jubilee1977TV SeriesJane
Nicholas Nickleby1977TV Mini-SeriesMadame Mantalini
CBS Children's Film Festival1976TV SeriesMrs. Janice Wentworth
BBC Play of the Month1971-1975TV SeriesAnnie Parker Dorine
David Copperfield1974-1975TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Micawber
And Mother Makes Five1974TV SeriesMrs. Fletcher
Steptoe and Son1974TV SeriesMadame Fontana
Affairs of the Heart1974TV SeriesMrs. Meldrum
Girl Stroke Boy1973Pamela Hovendon

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping Up Appearances1991TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Ed Sullivan Show1968TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Hyacinth Bucket
The Greatest Christmas Comedy Moments2008TV Movie documentaryHerself / Hyacinth
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The Story of Jackanory2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
This Morning2007TV SeriesHerself
A Taste of My Life2006TV Series documentaryHerself / Miss Schofield
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHerself
A Conversation with Patricia Routledge2004Video documentary shortHerself
Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute2004TV MovieHerself
The Sitcom Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself
Funny Women1998TV Series documentary shortHerself
Parkinson1998TV SeriesHerself
Natural World1997TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Heroes of Comedy1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Aspel & Company1992TV SeriesHerself
Bookmark1992TV SeriesBarbara Pym
BAFTA British Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Victoria Wood1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Vincent Price Is in the Country1971TV MovieHerself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
The Ed Sullivan Show1968TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Audience Bow
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member / Kitty (uncredited)
Victoria Wood: Seen on TV2009TV Movie documentaryKitty (uncredited)
Stars on the Street2009TV Movie documentarySylvia Snape (uncredited)
Alan Bennett Interview2009Video documentary shortVarious Characters (uncredited)
Keeping Up Appearances: Life Lessons from Onslow2008VideoHyacinth Bucket (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2004-2006TV Series documentaryKitty / Herself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHyacinth Bucket (uncredited)
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV MovieKitty (uncredited)
Total Cops2003TV Movie documentaryHetty Wainthropp
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryHyacinth Bucket
Best of British1998TV SeriesKitty
The Memoirs of Hyacinth Bucket1997TV MovieHyacinth
Auntie's Bloomers1991TV Series documentaryHerself

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