Patricia Sanders

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Patricia Sanders (19** - 2005) was a British-born South African actress.

She has been credited incorrectly as Patricia Saunders on occasion.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Well known for her starring role as Mother Edith Anderson in the sitcom Madam and Eve, from 2001 until her death in 2005.

Stage performances include Strindberg Without Tears, Adam Leslie’s Music Hall Review, Present Laughter (as “Monica” with PACT), 10 Little Indians (as “Emily Brent” for Pieter Toerien, 1979).

She starred in Nicholas Ellenbogen’s Nick goes Native and Live with Ivy in 1992.

Other productions include A Shot in the Dark (as Antoinette, 1962), Friends and Neighbours (as Lily Grimshaw, 1962), Woman in a Dressing Gown (as Hilda, 1962 or 1963), The Playboy of the Western World (PACT 1963), Rookery Nook (as Mrs Leverett in two productions by PACT, 1963/4 and 1980), Ladies in Retirement (1965), Uproar in the House (1968), Not Now, Darling (1968) and its musical version Once More, Darling in the late 1970s, Chase Me Comrade (as Janet Rimmington, 1969), Birds of Paradise (1974), Deathtrap (as “Helga ten Dorp” for Pieter Toerien, 1978-1979), Absence of a Cello (as Emma Littlewood, 1981-2), The Dining Room (1983), The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail (PACT 1984), One for the Pot (1985), The Foreigner (1986), The Marriage-Go-Round (1986), Funny Peculiar (1987), See How They Run (1988), Charley's Aunt (1988), Whodunnit? (1989), Move Over Mrs. Markham (1990), Alibi (1990), The Old Lady's Guide to Survival (1995).

In 1999 she appeared as the ageing grandmother, Evelyn Thomas in Amy's View, a role in which, according to a review by Mary Jordan in Business Day, 13 September 1999, her acting was "intense and downright wonderful".

Awards, etc.

Nominee 1991 Sanders, Pat in Alibi (Margaret Inglis Award for best actress in a supporting role in English); Nominated Vita Awards Gauteng region 1999/2000 In the category Beat Support Actress for Amy's View.


SACD 1973; 1974; 1979/80; 1980/81.

Tucker, 1997.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Theatre programmes of various productions.

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