Patricia Shakesby

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Patricia Shakesby
Born Patricia Shakesby
(1942-11-06) 6 November 1942 (age 71)
Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959-present

Patricia Shakesby (born 6 November 1942)[1] is an English actress and playwright, best known for her role as Polly Urquhart in Howards' Way. She is also notable for being an original cast member of Coronation Street, in which she played Susan Cunningham, the first on-screen love interest of Ken Barlow.

Early life and roles[edit]

Shakesby was born in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire. Her TV credits include: Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, The Borderers, The Liver Birds, Yes Minister, The Likely Lads and Sapphire & Steel.


She currently lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and has written a play called The Lady of the Abbey, based on the life of the wife of Robert Fitzhamon who founded Tewkesbury Abbey.



  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | SHAKESBY, Patricia". Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

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