The folks over at the “official” Keeping Up Appearances Forum have begun a petition to make Patricia Routledge a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A Tony Award winning actress in 1968 for her performance in Darling of the Day on Broadway, Patricia received an OBE in 1993 for her career in acting and was promoted to CBE in 2004. In addition to her most memorable role as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, she is also well-known to both UK and US audiences for her performance as Hetty Wainthropp in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.
If you still need convincing…
Hyacinth would be so proud. How can you not be a “dame” and still possess a pearl-white slim-line push-button telephone with automatic last number re-dial facility. Just a thought.