Here's to one of my favorite Brit actresses!!!!!
"When I approach the pearly gates, I'd like to hear a champagne cork popping, an orchestra tuning up, and the sound of my mother laughing."
"[about her damehood] I'm very surprised indeed, but very pleased that the honor pertains to theatre."
"I just want to do good work with good people in good places. And as for retirement, I can hardly spell the word. I'm driven, really. The demons won't lie down."
"People have always pitied spinsters. We have been derided, as if we had missed out on life. Well, we need not miss out on anything today!"
"We were betrayed by the BBC. We finished series four of Hetty Wainthropp, we were told there was going to be series five. But no word ever came - how rude! The BBC is run by 10-year-old children."
Happy Birthday and many happy returns!
Dame Patricia Routledge-
born February 17 1929