Patricia Hamilton

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Patricia Hamilton (born 27 April 1937 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actress, perhaps best known for playing Rachel Lynde in the television mini-series Anne of Green Gables, its sequels: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, and several Anne of Green Gables related films (such as Road to Avonlea).

She also provided the voice of the character for PBS' animated series Anne of Green Gables. She was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series three times, winning in 1996.


Hamilton attended Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech[1] She was also part of Tarragon Theatre's inaugural season in 1971.[1]

In November 2008, Hamilton starred in the Harold Green Jewish Theatre production of Kindertransport in Toronto.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to actor Leslie "Les" Carlson in 1967; their son Ben Carlson is a noted Canadian stage actor who regularly performs Shakespearean roles with the Stratford Festival. Les and Patricia eventually divorced.


Year Title Role Notes
1970 No, That's Me Over Here! Episode: "3.13"
1971 Hine Miss Tarrant 3 episodes
1971 Doctor at Large Mrs. Hunter Episode: "Mr. Moon"
1972 Upstairs, Downstairs Mrs. Fellows Episode: "I Dies from Love"
1972 The House Without a Christmas Tree Narrator (uncredited) TV movie
1972 The Fenn Street Gang Policewoman
Mrs. Thrupp
Episode: "From Sudbury with Love"
Episode: "The Lady with the Lamp"
1973 The Fenn Street Gang Mrs. Dobell Episode: "An Englishman's Home"
1973 The Upper Crusts Miss Thoroughgood Episode: "Decline and Fall"
1973 The Thanksgiving Treasure Narrator - Addie as an adult TV movie
1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Rebecca Glover Episode: "Last Bride of Salem"
1974 Doctor at Sea Cecilia Tranmere Episode: "Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Sea Sick"
Episode: "A Wolf in Ship's Clothing"
1974 Why Rock the Boat? Hilda
1975 Edward the King Mrs. Lilley Episode: "The Boy"
1975 Village Hall Miss Browning Episode: "Old Scores"
1976 Goldenrod Mrs. Gunderson
1977 Who Has Seen the Wind Miss MacDonald
1980 Middle Age Crazy Barbara Pickett
1981 My Bloody Valentine Mabel Osborne
1983 Hangin' In Mrs. Holitski Episode: "The Hero"
1984 When We First Met TV movie
1984 Heartsounds Flo TV movie
1985 Love & Larceny Florida G. Blythe TV movie
1985 Night Heat Millie Episode: "Crossfire"
1985 The Last Polka Mrs. Vicki Mahoney-Cohen TV movie
1985 Anne of Green Gables Rachel Lynde TV movie
1986 Connection
1986 The Lawrenceville Stories Mrs. Conover TV mini-series
1987 American Playhouse Mrs. Conover Episode: "The Prodigious Hickey"
1987 Really Weird Tales Assessor TV movie
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Mrs. Greysome Episode: "The Impatient Patient"
1987 Fight for Life TV movie
1987 Air Waves Kate Episode: "A Second Look"
1987 Anne of Avonlea Rachel Lynde TV movie
1987 Echoes in the Darkness Dorothy Hunsberger TV movie
1987 Friday the 13th Sadie King Episode: "Shadow Boxer"
1988 Blades of Courage TV movie
1988 Chasing Rainbows Miss Kidd TV mini-series
1988 Check It Out! Mrs. Kelbo Episode: "My Hero, Mr. Bannister"
1988 The Christmas Wife Dora TV movie
1988 Screwball Hotel Chastity
1990 Street Legal Grace Whitney Episode: "Security Exchange"
1990 In Defense of a Married Man Eileen Lloyd TV movie
1990–1996 Road to Avonlea Rachel Lynde 30 episodes
1996 Holiday Affair Susan Ennis TV movie
1997 When Secrets Kill Eliza Emery TV movie
1998 Traders Ambassador Episode: "Boom"
1998 An Avonlea Christmas Rachel Lynde TV movie
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Rachel Lynde TV movie
2000–2001 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series Rachel Lynde
2005 Anne: Journey to Green Gables Rachel Lynde (voice) Video
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Rachel Lynde TV movie
2008 A Miser Brothers' Christmas Mother Nature (voice) TV special


  1. ^ a b Avonlea actor nurses "small fire inside" by Mira Friedlander. The Toronto Star. PEOPLE; pg. D2. February 14, 1993
  2. ^ Hoile, Christopher (November 10, 2008). "Kindertansport". Eye Weekly. Archived from the original on November 16, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2011.

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