Patricia Hodge

Biography: Patricia Hodge was born in Cleethorpes and brought up in Grimsby. Patricia first came into contact with the entertainment world when stars appearing locally stayed at The Royal Hotel managed by her parents. Her first stage appearances were in school plays in Grimsby and later at boarding school in Northwood, Middlesex. However as a career in acting seemed out of the question at that time she attended teachers training college. After teaching for a year she applied for a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and was accepted but was unable to get a grant. Determined not to miss the opportunity she worked as a Nanny during holidays, looking after among others Joseph Losey's son and Ian Holm's children. Patricia won the major award on graduating the Eveline Evans Award for best actress. Her first West End appearance was at The Globe Theatre in 1972, a small part and understudy of the leading role in the musical version of Rookery Nook. The following yearPatricia Hodge was born in Cleethorpes and brought up in Grimsby. Patricia first came into contact with the entertainment world when stars appearing locally stayed at The Royal Hotel managed by her parents. Her first stage appearances were in school plays in Grimsby and later at boarding school in Northwood, Middlesex. However as a career in acting seemed out of the question at that time she attended teachers training college. After teaching for a year she applied for a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and was accepted but was unable to get a grant. Determined not to miss the opportunity she worked as a Nanny during holidays, looking after among others Joseph Losey's son and Ian Holm's children. Patricia won the major award on graduating the Eveline Evans Award for best actress. Her first West End appearance was at The Globe Theatre in 1972, a small part and understudy of the leading role in the musical version of Rookery Nook. The following year saw her on television, since then she has seldom been off the small screen making her name in such popular series as Rumpole of the Bailey, Jemima Shore Investigates, Hotel du Lac, The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Legacy of Reginald Perrin. Other television appearances in major drama include the ballet teacher in The Naked Civil Servant, as Lady Diana Cooper in Edward and Mrs Simpson, and The Death of the Heart, and the Pinter scripted The Heat of the Day. Patricia's Film credits include co-starring with Jeremy Irons and Ben Kingsley in Betrayal, The Elephant Man with John Hurt, Sunset with Bruce Willis, Thieves in the Night, Heavy Metal, The Waterloo Handicap, The Disappearance, Just Ask for Diamond and The Leading Man and the yet to be released Prague Duet and Jilting Joe. Although Patricia's television and film career has kept her extremely busy she has performed in a number of theatrical roles. These include A Little Night Music at the Royal National Theatre, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at The Strand. In Separate Tables and Shades, both at The Albery Theatre and in The Mitford Girls in 1981 and Noel and Gertie 1989 for both of which she was nominated for a Olivier Award. She has also performed in Benefactors, As You Like It, Then and Now, Look Back in Anger and Hair and most recently in David Hare's production of Heartbreak House at the Almeida. Success has enabled Patricia to achieve her second ambition to own a house after her up bringing in a hotel. Her talents are varied and she paints, renovates furniture and sews. She plays the piano and guitar and learned the ukelele for her role as Nancy Mitford at the Chichester Festival in 1981 in The Mitford Girls. Patricia is married to musician Peter Owen and they have two sons Alexander 13 and Edward 10. It has often been said that Patricia Hodge is one of the rare breed of British actresses whose talents extend over the whole range of performance. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Miranda: Season 3 Dec 26, 2012 Penny 9.3
tbd Miranda: Season 2 Nov 15, 2010 Penny 8.5
tbd Miranda: Season 1 Nov 16, 2009 Penny 8.3