Patrick Ryecart

Last updated 09 January 2020

Patrick Ryecart
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Patrick Geoffrey Ryecart

Born: Friday 9th May 1952 (age: 71)


Patrick Ryecart is an English actor.

He played Crozier in the 1986 story Mindwarp.

Ryecart was born in Warwickshire. His first West End appearance was in Bernard Shaw's Candida at the Albery Theatre, playing the young poet Marchbanks opposite Deborah Kerr, directed by Michael Blakemore. Among a string of fine reviews Bernard Levin in the Sunday Times described his performance as "supernova" and that he had not seen "such a talent in embryo since the young Richard Burton". Ryecart has continued working in theatre, television and film (his last fim role Lord Wigram in "The Kings Speech") with lead roles in the classics of Shaw, Sheridan, and Shakespeare to light comedies, tv situation comedy, thrillers and musicals. Among his notable credits in London are Jack Absolute in "The Rivals" with Michael Hordern as his father and Geraldine McKewan as Mrs Malaprop, and Lord Goring in Peter Hall's "An Ideal Husband". He has acted on many British television shows since the mid-seventies includingLillie,"Silas Marner" ' "Pericles" "Arms and the Man"'Romeo and Juliet, The Professionals, Minder, Rumpole of the Bailey, Lovejoy, Coming Home, Holby City" Hustle" "Midsomer Murders". 

He was one of the lead characters in the BBC TV comedy series The High Life playing Captain Hilary Duff. He also appeared in the 1997 Agatha Christie's Poirot episode, Dumb Witness., and for the BBC in My Son My Son. Also Dalziel & Pascoe episode and many mini series for the U.S.

His extensive theatre credits include The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B by J P Donleavy in London's West End which he also produced, first playing Balthazar to Simon Callow's playing Beefy, ( who was later replaced by Billy Connolly ). Numerous tours include "Donkeys Years", "Rebecca", "Tunes of Glory" and "The Millionairess" opposite Raquel Welch. He also produced, at the Garrick Theatre London (and later redirected for tour and the Edinburgh Festival 2011) "Jus' like That!" the highly successful affectionate tribute to the great Tommy Cooper, written by John Fisher.

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