Patricia Routledge

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Jordan North: 'Other kids were out drinking – I was watching the Vicar of Dibley'
The Radio 1 DJ and I’m a Celebrity runner up on a childhood spent watching sitcoms with his mum, from the Dawn French classic to The Royle Family and Keeping Up Appearances

As told to Hannah J Davies

16, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Clive Swift, actor in Keeping Up Appearances, dies aged 82
RSC veteran was best known for starring as the beleaguered husband of Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom, and also appeared in Doctor Who

Gwilym Mumford

01, Feb, 2019 @5:10 PM

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Women's Voluntary Services records reveal grassroots wartime life
Second world war records made public for first time give fascinating glimpse into how British civilians coped with bombing

Maev Kennedy

04, Jul, 2017 @4:00 PM

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New Year honours list: arise Sir Mark Rylance
Oscar-winning actor is knighted while Patricia Routledge and Kinks singer Ray Davies are among artists honoured

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

30, Dec, 2016 @10:30 PM

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How we made Noises Off
Patricia Routledge: ‘I kept bashing into doors and they kept bashing into me. I got through two bottles of arnica in rehearsal alone’

Interviews by Andrew Dickson

16, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Right actor, wrong role: when stars are not aligned
Lyn Gardner: Ever seen a production with a performance so misconceived you’ve wondered how the actor was ever cast? Share your stories of actors mismatched to their parts

Lyn Gardner

17, Dec, 2014 @8:00 AM

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An Ideal Husband review – Patricia Routledge can’t rescue Wilde revival
A host of bankable stars weigh down an evening that is funereal in pacing and design, writes Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

01, Dec, 2014 @5:36 PM

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An Ideal Husband review – splendid and witty, but stuffy
Patricia Routledge and Edward Fox show the others how it’s done at Chichester, writes Clare Brennan

Clare Brennan

30, Nov, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Chichester theatre reopens with Rupert Everett in Amadeus

After a £22m facelift restoring its eccentric magnificence, the West Sussex theatre kicks off new season with Peter Shaffer's classic play

Maev Kennedy

18, Jul, 2014 @1:28 PM

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Patricia Routledge: 'There's a fashion to speak badly'
What has tempted Patricia Routledge back on to the stage? A wartime pianist and the King James Bible. She tells Laura Barnett what she thinks of theatre today

Laura Barnett

01, Nov, 2011 @9:31 PM

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Patricia Routledge: 'The King James Bible has great cadences'
Patricia Routledge tells Emma John why the King James Bible is heaven and modern musicals are hell

Emma John

01, Oct, 2011 @11:04 PM

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Alan Bennett: turning melancholy into an art

Laura Barton: This week's celebration of Alan Bennett is a treat – which are your favourite Bennett moments?

Laura Barton

07, Dec, 2009 @3:45 PM

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