Patsy Rowlands

About Patsy Rowlands

Who is it?: Actress, Writer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: January 19, 1931
Birth Place:  Palmers Green, London, England, United Kingdom
Died On: 22 January 2005(2005-01-22) (aged 74)\nHove, East Sussex, England, UK
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Cause of death: Cancer
Years active: 1959–2001
Television: Bless This House Hallelujah!
Spouse(s): Malcolm Sircom (m. 1962; div. 1967)
Children: 1 (1 son)

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Patsy Rowlands was born on January 19, 1931 in  Palmers Green, London, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Writer, Soundtrack. Born in 1931, she attended a succession of Convent Schools without any sense of direction until a new elocution teacher recognised her potential, and encouraged her to apply for a Guildhall School of Speech and Drama scholarship. She won it when she was just 15, coming top in the whole of England.She spent several years at the Players Theatre in London and was very much part of the new wave which brought a fresh and exciting mood to the stage and screen in the late Tony Richardson and starring Laurence Olivier. It was in Richardson's Tom Jones (1963) that she made her film debut.Patsy Rowlands has carved a niche for herself in 10 "Carry On..." films as the hard-done-by wife or the put-upon employee. She was now one of the last surviving major "Carry On..." stars. Along with the late legendary Joan Sims she was capable of a wide range of roles.Both comedy and straight roles made her a familiar figure to TV viewers, especially her portrayal of Betty, the feckless neighbour in the popular sitcom Bless This House (1971), which starred fellow "Carry On..." Sidney James. In later years she kept herself busy in guest roles in Bottom and playing Mrs Potts in the London stage version of Beauty and the Beast. She frequently made star guest appearances in relation to her "Carry On..." work.In 2003 Patsy made a welcome return to "Carry On...", completing several audio commentaries along with other "Carry On..." stars such as Valerie Leon, Jack Douglas and Jacki Piper for the launch of the Carlton distributed later "Carry On..." DVDs.
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Rowlands also appeared quite frequently on television early in her career. Amongst the various series in which she appeared, were several appearances in Gert and Daisy (1959) as Bonnie, as well as appearing in 2 episodes of Danger Man (as different, unrelated characters) and in The Avengers episode "Love All". Rowlands played the role of a love interest for George called "Beryl" in the 1979 Christmas special and final episode of George and Mildred


Rowlands developed breast cancer and had to abandon her plans to become an acting Teacher, and quietly retire. She died of the disease in an East Sussex hospice, three days after her 74th birthday. She was survived by her only son, Alan (born 1963).


Rowlands began her career in the chorus of Annie Get Your Gun, followed by a summer season in Torquay. She then spent several years with the Players' Theatre in London, before making her West End debut in Sandy Wilson's musical Valmouth. It was at this time she met her Future husband, the Composer Malcolm Sircom. They divorced in 1967.


She made her debut in the Carry On films in Carry On Again Doctor in 1969 and soon became a regular member of the team, usually playing the dowdy, put-upon wife or the long-suffering secretary. Between 1969 and 1975 she appeared in nine of the films in increasingly large roles, appearing in Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Loving, Carry On Henry, Carry On Matron, Carry On Abroad and Carry On Dick - more substantial roles include Carry On At Your Convenience, Carry On Girls and Carry On Behind.


From 1971 to 1976, she played Betty, the feckless neighbour in the popular ITV sitcom Bless This House, which starred fellow Carry On star Sid James. Her other television credits at this time included appearances with comedians such as Les Dawson and Dick Emery. In the early 1980s, she appeared with Thora Hird in the sitcom Hallelujah!, in which they played an aunt and niece in The Salvation Army. In 1991 she appeared in an episode of Zorro filmed in Madrid, Spain.


Rowlands also appeared in film and TV versions of two of Frances Hodgson Burnett's books: "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "A Little Princess." In the 1980 TV movie "Little Lord Fauntleroy," with Alec Guinness (as Earl of Dorincourt) and Ricky Schroder (as "Ceddy", Little Lord Fauntleroy), she played a village lady named Mrs. Dibble. In the BBC production of the 1986 TV miniseries "A Little Princess," she played the role of the "Baker's Wife," who gives Sara 6 buns for fourpence and later takes under her wing a homeless beggar girl Sara had befriended.


Later television credits include The Cazalets, The Canterbury Tales, The Cater Street Hangman, Get Well Soon, Vanity Fair, Murder Most English, and Bottom for the BBC. In 2002, she was a guest on the paranormal series Most Haunted. Rowlands took part in several DVD audio commentaries along with other surviving stars of the Carry On films in 2003.