|Born||Patricia Lawlor Hayes
22 December 1909
Wandsworth,London, England, UK
|Died||19 September 1998
Surrey, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Valentine Brooke (divorced)|
|Children||Richard O'Callaghan (born 1940)|
She was featured in many radio and television comedy shows between 1940 and 1996, including Hancock's Half Hour, Ray's a Laugh, The Arthur Askey Show, The Benny Hill Show, Bootsie and Snudge and Till Death Us Do Part. She played the part of Henry Bones in the BBC Children's Hour radio programme Norman and Henry Bones - The Boy Detectives during the late 1940s.
Hayes was cast in supporting roles for films including The Bargee (1964), The NeverEnding Story (1984), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and was also featured as Fin Raziel in the Ron Howard film Willow (1988).
Her most substantial television appearance was in the title role of Edna, the Inebriate Woman (Play for Today, 1971) for which she won a BAFTA award. She provided the character voice for comedy puppet performances for television and DVDs - e.g. Gran (Woodland Animations, 1982).
In April 1975, Hayes was interviewed by Roy Plomley for Desert Island Discs. A sizeable, yet incomplete, extract is available to listen to and download via the programme's website on the BBC.
In 1977 she appeared on the BBC's long running TV variety show The Good Old Days, she had been an early member of The Players Theatre in London, the famous Old Time Music Hall club, from the 1950s onwards.
In 1985 she starred in the title role of the TV play Mrs. Capper's Birthday, by Noel Coward.
She was the mother of British actor Richard O'Callaghan (born Richard Brooke) by her marriage to the late Valentine Brooke, whom she divorced. She never remarried. She was formerly the head of the (British) Catholic Stage Guild, which her son, Richard, now chairs.
She was awarded the OBE in 1988.
|1938||When We Are Married||Ruby Birtle|
|1957||The Benny Hill Show (TV series)||Various|
|1957 to 1958||Educated Evans||Joe's Mother|
|1958 to 1960||Hancock||Mrs. Cravatte|
|1962 to 1966||Hugh and I||Griselda Wormold|
|1967 to 1969||The Very Merry Widow||Katie|
|1968 to 1969||According To Dora||Various|
|1968 to 1969||The World Of Beachcomber||Various|
|1969||Catweazle ("The wisdom of Solomon")||Mrs. Skinner|
|1971||Edna, the Inebriate Woman||Edna|
|1971||The Trouble With Lilian||Lilian|
|1971 to 1972||The Last of the Baskets||Mrs Basket|
|1972||The Goodies: "That Old Black Magic" (ep 3.4)||Hazel, or "Hecate, Queen of Necromancy"|
|1974||Holiday With Strings||Air Hostess|
|1977||London Belongs To Me||Connie Coke|
|1980||Juliet Bravo||Doris Latham|
|1980 to 1982||Spooner's Patch||Mrs Cantaford|
|1981||Till Death...||Min Reed|
|1983||The Witches and the Grinnygog||Miss Bendybones|
|1983 to 1984||The Lady Is a Tramp||Old Pat|
|1984||The Neverending Story||Urgl|
|1985||Marjorie & Men||Alice Tripp|
|1993||Lovejoy (Series 5, Episode 3)||Lady Alfreston|
|1995||Heartbeat (Series 5, Episode 2)||Flo|
- Went the Day Well? (1942)
- When We Are Married (1943)
- Candles at Nine (1944)
- Hotel Reserve (1944)
- Great Day (1945)
- Poet's Pub (1949)
- The Love Match (1955)
- The Battle of the Sexes (1959)
- Kill or Cure (1962)
- Saturday Night Out (1964)
- The Terrornauts (1967)
- Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
- Carry On Again Doctor (1969)
- Fragment of Fear (1970)
- Raising the Roof (1972)
- Super Bitch (1973)
- Love Thy Neighbour (1973)
- The NeverEnding Story (1984)
- A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
- Willow (1988)
- The Fool (1990)
- Blue Ice (1992)
- The Steal (1995)
- Crime and Punishment (2002)
- Births England and Wales 1837-1983
- GRO Register of Births: Mar 1910 1d 623 WANDSWORTH - Patricia Lawlor HAYES
- BBC Radio 4: Desert Island Discs http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009n6qn
- GRO Register of Deaths: SEP 1998 A5B 70 WEST SURREY - Patricia Lawlor Brook, DoB 22 Dec 1909 aged 88
- Paul, Louis (2007). Tales from the cult film trenches: interviews with 36 actors from horror, science fiction and exploitation cinema. McFarland.