Patsy Smart

Patsy Smart (14 August 1918 – 6 February 1996)[1] was an English actress who is best remembered for her performance as Miss Roberts in the 1970s ITV television drama Upstairs, Downstairs.[2]

Patsy Smart
Smart playing Miss Maude Roberts with the jewellery box of Lady Marjorie Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs episode "A House Divided")
Born(1918-08-14)August 14, 1918
DiedFebruary 6, 1996(1996-02-06) (aged 77)
Years active1954–1990
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
FamilyRalph Smart (brother)

She also appeared in: Danger Man, "Only When I Laugh", Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Sweeney, Doctor Who (The Talons of Weng-Chiang), Blake's 7, Danger UXB, The Chinese Detective, Minder, Rentaghost, Terry and June, Farrington of the F.O., Casualty, Hallelujah!, and The Bill.[3]

In her later roles, she was expert at playing dotty old ladies, her Mrs Sibley and Miss Dingle characters in Terry and June being examples. Another example was as the wife of the gardener in the Miss Marple episode "The Moving Finger" which starred Joan Hickson.[4]

Her films included Sons and Lovers (1960), The Tell Tale Heart (1960), Return of a Stranger (1961), What Every Woman Wants (1962), Arthur? Arthur! (1969), Leo the Last (1970), The Raging Moon (1971), Great Expectations (1974), Exposé (1976), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Tess (1979), The Elephant Man (1980) and The Fourth Protocol (1987).[5]

Patsy Smart died of barbiturate poisoning on 6th February 1996 aged 77.[1]

Partial filmography


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