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Blackadder 'Nursie' dies

British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder II, has died aged 80.

She died on Tuesday at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors, in Hillingdon, north-west London.

The Kent-born actress joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after drama school and took on TV and theatre roles.

She played Nursie - a kind but dim-witted nursemaid to Elizabeth I - in the second series of BBC comedy Blackadder in 1986.

Byrne joined the RSC after studying drama at the Rose Buford College in Kent.

Her other roles included the ITV sitcom Watching and the classic police series Z Cars. She also made appearances in Holby City and I, Claudius, and played Mrs Nubbles in the BBC's 1979 adaption of The Old Curiosity Shop.

Byrne's death came just over a week after Rik Mayall, who shared screen time with her as Lord Flashheart in Blackadder, died suddenly at his home in London.

I thought she was great in Blackadder, RIP Patsy.

I cant say I recall this Ladies name Alice, but most probably I would recognise her if I saw her in scenes from her former screen roles.
She appears to have been a very versatile Actress.

R.I.P. Patsy

Patsy was a great actress in Black adder. Very funny lady. R.I.P. Patsy. Forum Index -> Liverpool News & Chat
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