British soap star Patsy Palmer was born and grew up in East London and began training to be an actress at a young age. Patsy, who is probably best remembered for her recurring role on the BBC’s flagship soap opera EastEnders, made her debut stage performance aged just six years old and has been a regular face on both British stage and screen since the mid 1980’s. Palmer attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School alongside a number of young actors and actresses who she would go on to star with in Eastenders including, Gillian Taylforth, Susan Tully, Phil Daniels, Jake Wood and, the man who would go on to play her on-screen husband, Sid Owen.
Patsy Palmer made her on screen debut in 1984 when she appeared in an episode of The Gentle Touch, following this Patsy went on to secure a recurring role in the BBC’s children’s drama series Grange Hill and she went on to have small actress roles in the BBC‘s Tricky Business (1989), Making News (1990), Clarissa (1991), Love Hurts (1992), Drop the Dead Donkey (1993), and The Bill (1993), as well as appearing as an acne-ridden teenager in a Clearasil advert.
Patsy rocketed to fame in 1993 when she was chosen as the actress to play the feisty Bianca Jackson in Eastenders; a hugely popular character Bianca’s on-off romance with Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) captivated audiences with their marriage garnering one of the biggest soap audiences in British history — more than 22 million. Patsy continued to play Bianca for six years, leaving in 1999 but returning to the Square again in 2007.
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