Patricia Ann Hodge (born on 29 September 1946 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire) is an English actress.
After graduation, she concentrated on theatre work and 18 months later worked with Bob Fosse on Pippin. However, she found when applying for television work she had become classed as a theatre actress. Having made the break through in the role of Phyllida (Trant) Erskine-Brown in Rumpole Of The Bailey, she found when trying to make he occasional return to theatre work that she had been classed as a television actress. Finding the need to have a flexible career to care for her young children, Hodge made the decision to focus her career on the theatre, and hence is mainly seen on television in focus parts and singular roles in between chosen different theatre roles.
She was nominated for a BAFTA for her role in Hotel Du Lac in 1987, and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the production of Money at the Royal National Theatre. Hodge is an Honorary Graduate (DLitt) of Brunel University and one of the founder members of the Brunel Club.. She is joint President of Grimsby's Caxton Theatre.
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