- A profile of the actor Patrick Mower
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.
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.
Mower's other stage work includes: Rodger's and Hart's 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.
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.
Mower (left) in Target
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),
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.