Patricia Lawlor Hayes
22 December 1909
|Died||19 September 1998 88) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Valentine Brooke (1939–1951) (divorced) (3 children)|
|Children||Richard O'Callaghan (born 1940)|
Patricia Lawlor Hayes(22 December 1909 – 19 September 1998) was an English BAFTA Television Award-winning character actress.
Hayes was born in Streatham,London, the daughter of George Frederick Hayes and Florence Alice Hayes. Her father was a clerk in the civil service and her mother was a schoolmistress. As a child, Hayes attended the Sacred Heart School in Hammersmith.
She was featured in many radio and television comedy shows between 1940 and 1996, including Hancock's Half Hour , Ray's a Laugh , The Arthur Askey Show , The Benny Hill Show , Bootsie and Snudge , Hugh and I and Till Death Us Do Part . She played the part of Henry Bones in the BBC Children's Hour radio programme Norman and Henry Bones – The Boy Detectives during the late 1940s.
Hayes was cast in supporting roles for films including The Bargee (1964), The NeverEnding Story (1984), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and was also featured as Fin Raziel in the Ron Howard film Willow (1988).
Her most substantial television appearance was in the title role of Edna, the Inebriate Woman ( Play for Today , 1971) for which she won a BAFTA award. She provided the character voice for comedy puppet performances for television and DVDs – e.g. Gran (Woodland Animations, 1982).
She was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1972 when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews.
In April 1975, Hayes was interviewed by Roy Plomley for Desert Island Discs . A sizeable, yet incomplete, extract is available to listen to and download via the programme's website on the BBC.
In 1977, she appeared on the BBC's long running TV variety show The Good Old Days ; she had been an early member of the Players' Theatre in London, an old time music hall club, from the 1950s onwards.
In 1985, she starred in the title role of the TV play, Mrs Capper's Birthday, by Noël Coward.
She was the mother of British actor Richard O'Callaghan (born Richard Brooke) by her marriage to the late Valentine Brooke, whom she divorced. She never remarried. She was formerly the head of the British Catholic Stage Guild, which her son, Richard, now chairs.
She was awarded an OBE in 1988.
Patricia Hayes died in September, 1998 in Puttenham, Surreybut she appeared posthumously in the 2002 film Crime and Punishment which had been filmed in 1993, but delayed because of a legal case. She is buried at Watts Cemetery, Compton, Surrey.
|1938||When We Are Married||Ruby Birtle|
|1957 to 1968||The Benny Hill Show||Various||(TV series)|
|1957 to 1958||Educated Evans||Joe's Mother|
|1958 to 1960||Hancock||Mrs. Cravatte|
|1962 to 1966||Hugh and I||Griselda Wormold|
|1967 to 1969||The Very Merry Widow||Katie|
|1968 to 1969||According To Dora||Various|
|1968 to 1969||The World of Beachcomber||Various|
|1969||Catweazle||Mrs. Skinner||("The wisdom of Solomon")|
|1971||Edna, the Inebriate Woman||Edna|
|1971||The Trouble With Lilian||Lilian|
|1971 to 1972||The Last of the Baskets||Mrs Basket|
|1972||The Goodies||Hazel, or "Hecate, Queen of Necromancy"||"That Old Black Magic" (ep 3.4)|
|1974||Holiday With Strings||Air Hostess|
|1977||London Belongs To Me||Connie Coke|
|1980||Juliet Bravo||Doris Latham|
|1980 to 1982||Spooner's Patch||Mrs Cantaford|
|1981||Till Death...||Min Reed|
|1983||The Witches and the Grinnygog||Miss Bendybones|
|1983 to 1984||The Lady Is a Tramp||Old Pat|
|1984||Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense||Gran Waters||"And the Walls Came Tumbling Down"|
|1985||Marjorie & Men||Alice Tripp|
|1993||Lovejoy||Lady Alfreston||(Series 5, Episode 3)|
|1995||Heartbeat||Flo||(Series 5, Episode 2)|
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