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Patsy Byrne

Patricia 'Patsy' Byrne (13 July 1933 – 17 June 2014) was an English actress, best known for her role as 'Nursie' in Blackadder II as well as Malcolm's domineering mother in the ITV comedy series Watching. Byrne was educated at Ashford County Grammar School. She studied drama at Rose Bruford College before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company playing parts such as Maria in Twelfth Night and Gruscha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Aldwych Theatre in the early 1960s. In the 1980s she also worked at Chichester Festival Theatre. Byrne starred alongside Tony Robinson in a Series 3 episode of Maid Marian and her Merry Men. She played ORD "Betty the Tea Lady" on the BBC children's programme Playdays. Other roles included appearances in I, Claudius (1976), Stealing Heaven (1988), Inspector Morse (1989), Les Misérables (1998), David Copperfield (1999) and Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000), as well as numerous radio plays. Byrne performed in the 1990 BBC production of C.S. Lewis' "The Silver Chair" as the giant nanny in the city of the giants. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jul 13, 1933 In Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Kevin & Perry Go Large 2000-04-20
Known For
Poster of Les Misérables
Poster of Inspector Morse
Poster of Blackadder
Poster of My Son, My Son
Movie Kevin & Perry Go Large Old Lady 2000-04-20
Movie Blackadder: Back & Forth Nursie 1999-12-06
Movie Les Misérables Toussaint 1998-05-01
Movie The Gingerbread House Mrs. Nesbit 1996-01-01
Movie The Treasure Seekers Eliza 1996-01-01
Movie The Higher Mortals Matron 1993-06-01
Movie Emily's Ghost Mrs. Crabtree 1992-01-01
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Hanna's War Rosie 1988-04-14
Movie Blackadder's Christmas Carol Nursie 1988-12-23
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Series Watching Marjorie Stoneway 1987-07-05
Movie Mr. Love Mrs Lunt 1985-01-01
Movie The Return of the Soldier Mrs. Plummer 1983-01-06
Series Blackadder Nursie 1983-06-15
Movie The Class Of Miss MacMichael 1979-01-27
Series My Son, My Son Unknown 1979-03-18
Series Tales of the Unexpected Jean 1979-03-24
Series The Old Curiosity Shop Mrs. Nubbles 1979-12-09
Series I, Claudius Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie The Gathering Storm Cook 1974-11-29
Movie The Cellar and the Almond Tree 1970-03-04
Movie As You Like It Audrey 1963-03-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Cook 1951-12-24