Patsy Byrne, who played the clueless, but loyal Nursie to Miranda Richardson’s Queenie on BBC‘s Blackadder died Tuesday at the age of 80 at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors, in Hillingdon, London. Her death comes less than two weeks since another Blackadder series regular Rik Mayall (Lord Flashheart) also passed away. A native of Ashford, Kent, Byrne studied drama at Rose Bruford College before signing up with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She starred in a number of British TV series including opposite Tony Robinson in a Series 3 episode of Maid Marian and her Merry Men as well as the Tea Lady in the BBC children series Playdays. Notable film credits include Clive Donner’s Stealing Heaven, Bille August‘s non-musical version of Les Miserables starring Liam Neeson (in which she played the role of Toussaint) and the cult British comedy Kevin & Perry Go Large. Check out Byrne’s comedic timing opposite Richardson in this clip from Blackadder:
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