Patsy Rowlands

1934 - 2005

Carry On Films: 9

Born in 1934, Rowlands was a relative latecomer to the acting profession. She attended a succession of convent schools throughout childhood and it wasn't until a new elocution teacher spotted her potential and encouraged her to pursue a career in drama that she even considered showbusiness. She applied for the Guildhall School of Speech & Drama, and won a scholarship aged fifteen, gaining the highest marks in England.

Rowlands spent several years working in London, as a regular member of the Players' Theatre and was popular in a range of stage and screen roles throughout the 1950s and 60s. She made a name for herself as a character actress, and is probably best remembered for her role in the long running sit-com, Bless this House, in which she appeared alongside Sid James. In recent years, Patsy starred in the London stage versions of Oliver! and Beauty and the Beast as well as BBC Television's The Cazalets.

Patsy passed away on Saturday 22nd January 2005.



- Tess (1979) .... Landlady
- Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978)
- Carry On Behind (1975).... Linda Upmore
- Carry On Dick (1974).... Mrs. Giles
- Carry On Abroad (1973).... Miss Dobbs
- Carry On Girls (1973).... Mildred Bumble
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972).... Cook
- Bless This House (1972)
- Carry On Matron (1972).... Evelyn Banks
- Carry On at Your Convenience (1971).... Miss Withering
- Carry On Henry (1971).... Queen
- Please Sir (1971).... Angela
- Carry On Loving (1970).... Miss Dempsey
- Carry On Again, Doctor (1969).... Miss Fosdick
- A Stitch in Time (1963).... Nurse
- Tom Jones (1963).... Honor
- A Kind of Loving (1962).... Dorothy
- In the Doghouse (1961)
- Over the Odds (1961).... Marilyn