EastEnders actress, Patsy Palmer, is synonymous for her role in the longstanding BBC soap. Having spent over thirty years in the industry, Palmer has proven her talents as a character actress, a chameleon of personas on the small screen, excelling in each script she is cast for. An iconic British actress, Palmer is popular across demographics, making her the ideal high profile after dinner speaker for events, able to share a behind the scenes look with audiences on her illustrious career.
Best recognised for her dedicated role as the fiery redhead on BBC’s EastEnders, Palmer has been a regular feature of the show since 1993 when she debuted the character. Known for her dominance on Albert Square, Palmer’s casting as Bianca Jackson is one of the most favoured in the show’s history, and has seen her make her return on numerous occasions. Portraying challenging story lines with aplomb, Palmer won Best Actress in 2000 at the TV Choice Awards, Inside Soap Awards and The British Soap Awards, further proving stand out talents. In 2020, Palmer made her latest reprisal of the role in another jaw dropping return.
Destined for the spotlight, Palmer was a natural born performer, making her stage debut aged only six in the West End production of Joseph. As a young girl she harnessed her talents as a member of the Anna Scher Theatre school, and by the early ‘80s, still hardly a teen, she had already gained a reputation as a talented actress. Some of her most notable early roles were in The Gentle Touch, Grange Hill andthe Clearasil advert, exemplifying her versatility across jobs from the outset.
Now a prominent figure in British pop culture, Palmer’s high public profile has seen her participate in Strictly Come Dancing, release a series of fitness videos and feature in an awareness film for a homelessness charity. The diverse actress has most recently made an appearance on the inaugural series of ITV’s The Masked Singer, reaching huge popularity and featured in The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off. With such career longevity Palmer has developed a vast platform, appealing to a range of demographics as a down to earth star, making her ideal as an after dinner speaker, entertaining guests with her established career.