Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, Patricia Routledge!

The site's resident Britcom favorite turns 80 years old today. Though she never had much success in the NY theatre scene, her performances were always greeted with love letters from the critics and winning her a Tony in the process. In her native England, she found greater success appearing in the original cast of Noises Off! as Dotty Otley and would become internationally known as Hyacinth Bucket in the series Keeping Up Appearances. While I still search for that lost clip of "Not on Your Nellie" from an appearance with Ed Sullivan, here is a brief clip from her last series, the successful but short-lived Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Her co-star is Dominic Monaghan from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the TV series Lost.



And for old time's sake....

3 comments:

Roxie said...

cocktail slacks! cocktail slacks!!!!

SarahB said...

I adore Hettie.

Kevin Daly said...

I just found out that the beret for Hetty was entirely Pat's idea.