Patricia Hodge

Previously at Chichester Aunt Augusta in Travels with My Aunt (Minerva Theatre); Annie in Calendar Girls (also Noël Coward Theatre), Rosalind in As You Like It and Nancy/Muv in The Mitford Girls (also Globe Theatre, Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), all Festival Theatre.

Theatre includes Felicity in Relative Values (Theatre Royal Bath and Harold Pinter Theatre); Georgiana in Dandy Dick (UK tour); Lady Fidget in The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Bertha in Boeing-Boeing (Comedy Theatre); Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials, Dotty Otley/Mrs Clackett in Noises Off, Maria Lvovna in Summerfolk, Lady Franklin in Money (Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress), The Countess in A Little Night Music (National Theatre); Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House (Almeida Theatre); Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Strand Theatre); Separate Tables and Shades (Albery Theatre); Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (Donmar Warehouse and Comedy Theatre, Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical); Jane in Benefactors (Vaudeville Theatre); Catherine in Pippin (Her Majesty’s Theatre).

Television includes A Very English Scandal, Downton Abbey, Miranda, Maxwell, Sweet Medicine, Margaret Thatcher in The Falklands Play, The Cloning of Joanna May, Rich Tea and Sympathy, The Shell Seekers, The Heat of the Day, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Hotel du Lac (BAFTA Awards nomination and ACE Awards nomination in the US), The Death of the Heart, Hay Fever, Jemima Shore Investigates, Holding the Fort, Nanny, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Naked Civil Servant, The Girls of Slender Means.

Films include Betrayal, Before You Go, Prague Duet, The Leading Man, Sunset, Just Ask for Diamond, The Elephant Man, The Disappearance and, to be released this year, Surviving Christmas.

Trained at LAMDA (Eveline Evans Award for Best Actress on graduating).

Patricia Hodge was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.