Patrick Mower

A profile of the actor Patrick Mower

Patrick Mower is one of the UK's most prolific television actors; he has made more than 500 TV appearances. Patrick is currently appearing in Yorkshire Television's Emmerdale as Rodney Blackstock, a character he has played since 2000.

After he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic (RADA), Patrick was chosen to star in the musical House of Cards at the Phoenix Theatre. He went on to star in other West End plays, including, Caesar and Cleopatra, John Daniel Borkman (both at the Duchess Theatre), Twelfth Night at the Royal Court Theatre, A Boston Story (the Duchess Theatre), St. Joan (the Old Vic), Night and Day (The Phoenix Theatre), Country Girl (the Apollo Theatre) and Seven Year Itch at the Albery Theatre.

Patrick also ran his own theatre in Soho; The Act Inn, producing and directing plays and as a member of the Theatre of Comedy. He starred in two plays at the Criterion Theatre: Wife Begins At Forty and Run For Your Wife. Patrick has also starred in plays in the regions, including the creation of the title role of Don Juan at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Florindo in the musical adaptation of The Servant of Two Masters (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and no less than seven George Bernard Shaw plays, including Jack Tanner in Man and Superman.

Patrick Mower's other stage work includes: Rodger's and Hart's The Girlfriend, The Small Hours by Francis Durbridge, Robin Hawdon's Revenge and Edward Taylor's Murder by Misadventure. He has also appeared at the Theatre Royal in Love Letters and Signalman. Patrick has also toured the UK with Lady Chatterly's Lover, Crazy for Love and Bing, Bong.

Patrick Mower's television work includes five of his own series, these are: Haunted, Front Page Story, Callan, Special Branch and Target. His Guest Starring roles are extensive and include: Dixon of Dock Green, Public Eye, Riviera Police, The Professionals, Bergerac, The Sweeney, Minder, The Grimlies, Tales of the Unexpected and Hammer House of Horror. Patrick also made the childrens television series There's a Viking in my Bed, in this series he plays the dual role of Mr Thripp and his twin Gerald. Patrick also worked on the first episode of the ITV series C15: The New Professionals, in South Africa.

Patrick Mower (left) in Target

Patrick Mower's film credits include: The Devil Rides Out (1968), Black Beauty (1971), The Smashing Bird I Used To Know (1969), Bloodsuckers (1969, aka Incence For The Damned), The Devil's Advocate (1977), Catch Me A Spy (1971), Frivolous Lola (1998), Carry On England (1976), Cry Of The Banshee (1970), Escape From El Diablo (1983), One Away (1976), Monella (1988), Asylum (2000).

Patrick is a patron of the Variety Club and SPARKS (Sport Aiding Medical Research For Kids), he plays golf, cricket and tennis for fun and for charity.


Thanks to Burnett Granger Associates



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