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Category: Comedy
Reference No: 10265
Status: Available
Price: £15.00
  Patsy Byrne

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English actress.

Although a serious stage actress (she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s) Byrne is most famous for playing round, jolly, often slightly insane old women. Probably the most famous of these is Nursie in the BBC sitcom comedy series Blackadder II (1986).

Byrne’s television work was extensive, with appearances in series that include Z-Cars, I-Claudius, All Creatures Great and Small, Inspector Morse, Maid Marian and her Merry Men, Casualty, Peak Practice, Heartbeat and Holby City.

Her films include The Ruling Class (1972), The Return of the Soldier (1982), Britannia Hospital (1982), Stealing Heaven (1988), and Liam Neeson’s Les Misérables (1998).

This is a charming letter, to a young girl, handwritten and signed in blue fountain pen ink to the inner pages of a correpondence card featuring dolphins on the front cover.
It reads (in full):

Dear Sarah
Thank you so much for your delightful Panda Portrait. I can't draw as well as that - and I have put the picture on my mantelpiece for visitors to see as well as me.
Your mama's letter has taken some time to reach me, through several offices, which will explain the delay in answering you both.
I hope you like the picture of friendly dolphins. If I were not too old and rheumaticky, I would like to go swimming with them! Friends tell me it is a great experience. Perhaps you have seen some?
Thank you for your loyalty and interest.
Happy Easter
Yours sincerely
Patsy Byrne

In excellent condition.