Alice Patten

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Alice Patten
Born (1980-08-28) 28 August 1980 (age 39)
London, UK
Nationality United Kingdom
Parent(s)Chris Patten
Lavender Patten

Alice Patten (born 28 August 1980) is an English actress, and the daughter of Chris Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, a prominent British Conservative politician and the last Governor of Hong Kong. She has played a key role in the Bollywood film Rang De Basanti (2006). Her role earned her praise from film critics in India. She has lived in Hong Kong from 1992-1997.

Early life[edit]

Patten was educated at Island School in Hong Kong[1] and at Queens' College, Cambridge.[2][3]


Her first major role after graduation was Eugenie in Vincent in Brixton in the West End.[4]

In 2004, she appeared in Jonathan Creek as Gillian Bailey.

In 2005 and 2006, she appeared in English Touring Theatre's Hamlet, playing Ophelia opposite Ed Stoppard's Prince of Denmark.

In 2006, she appeared in the Bollywood film Rang De Basanti as Sue McKinley, a young British woman who comes to India to make a documentary film about the British rule in the Indian subcontinent. In 2008, she played Thea in Hedda, a new version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, at London's Gate Theatre and, in 2009, she guest-starred as Arthur's mother Ygraine in the BBC fantasy drama series Merlin.

Patten also played the role of Vicky Anderson, in an episode of New Tricks, the daughter of an English-born Hong Kong businessman, Douglas Anderson, who had been involved in questionable building deals in Hong Kong, shortly before the end of British rule in 1997.[5]


  1. ^ "Laura's straw hat puts Patten in the shade". The Independent. 26 July 1992. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ McHugh, Fionnuala (1 July 2012). "Familiar Patten". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Old Patten family photos making some Hongkongers nostalgic". EJ Insight. 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ Cassandra Jardine, Eastern princess turns West End girl, Daily Telegraph, 29 July 2002
  5. ^ New Tricks - Dead Man Talking, ABC1, 8:30pm, Friday, 11 February 2011

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