Patricia Driscoll

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Patricia Driscoll
Patricia Driscoll - The Adventures of Robin Hood, Vol. 1, No. 8.jpg
Driscoll in costume as Maid Marian
Born (1927-12-17) 17 December 1927 (age 89)
Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953-2009
Spouse(s) Duncan Lamont (d. 1978)
Children 2

Patricia Driscoll (born 17 December 1927) is an Irish actress, who has appeared both on television and in films. She was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland.[1][2]

Television work[edit]

Trained as an actress at the RADA,[2] Driscoll made her first television appearances on Whirligig in 1953 and then as a Police sergeant in the TV series of Scotland Yard in the episode "silent Witness 1953" . From 1955 to 1957, she introduced Picture Book, a BBC Television series that appeared on Mondays as part of the Watch with Mother cycle and encouraged children to make things. She had a catchphrase: "Do you think you could do this? – I am sure you could if you tried". Driscoll left Picture Book in 1957 to take over from Bernadette O'Farrell the part of Maid Marian opposite Richard Greene in the ITV series The Adventures of Robin Hood for 37 episodes in series 3 and 4.[3] Her place in Picture Book was taken by Vera McKechnie in a further series in 1962–63.

Her other numerous television appearances included:[1] The Vise (1958), Hawaiian Eye (1959), Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Murder in Gratitude (1959), Danger Man (1961 & 1964), Second Time Around (six episodes, 1974), The Good Life (1977), Kidnapped (mini-series, 1978), and Into The Labyrinth (1981). Her most recent work used her voice in an animation called Bye-Bye Bin Laden (2009).


Year Film Role Director Other players
1956 Charley Moon Rose Guy Hamilton Max Bygraves
1959 Woman's Temptation Betty Godfrey Grayson Robert Ayres
1959 The Child and the Killer Peggy Max Varnel Robert Arden
1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army Maggie Richard Murphy Jack Lemmon

Personal life[edit]

Patricia Driscoll was married to actor Duncan Lamont (d. 1978), who also appeared in Robin Hood, and with whom she had two children.


  1. ^ a b "Robin Hood TV programme website with picture". Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Cherished Television web-site". Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Robin Hood Tree, TV programme website with pictures". Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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