Patricia Lawrence (19 November 1925, Andover, Hampshire – 7 March 1993, Chelsea, London) was a British actress.

Personal life

In 1947 she married writer and arts administrator Greville Poke (1912–2000) in the City of Westminster.[1] Lawrence and Poke had two sons, Christopher Frederick Lawrence Poke and musician James John Lawrence Poke.[2][3] She died in 1993, aged 67 years, in Chelsea.


She was well known for playing the formidable Sister Ulrica, a Dutch prisoner of war in the BBC television series drama Tenko and Ellie Herries in the BBC television drama To Serve Them All My Days (TV series).


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey Miss Kneave
1967–1969 The Wednesday Play Procla / Hetty / Gillian Player 3 episodes
1971 Softly, Softly Mrs. Raynes Episode: "In the Public Gaze"
1973 O Lucky Man! Clinic Receptionist / Miss Hunter
1973 The Hireling Mrs. Hansen
1973 Van der Valk Marijke Hoekstra Episode: "A Man of No Importance"
1973 Upstairs, Downstairs Mrs. Kenton Episode: "A Change of Scene"
1974 Intimate Strangers Joan Paynter 13 episodes
1974 Seven Faces of Woman Nellie Episode: "St Martin's Summer"
1976 Our Mutual Friend Mrs. Wilfer 2 episodes
1976 Angels Mrs. Hubbard Episode: "Accident"
1976 Brimstone and Treacle Mrs. Amy Bates Original TV version, 1976, first shown 1987
1979 Telford's Change Celia Hawkins 4 episodes
1980–1981 To Serve Them All My Days Ellie Herries 10 episodes
1981–1982 Barriers Miss Price 12 episodes
1984 The Gentle Touch Mrs McAvoy Episode: "Cure"
1985 A Room with a View Mrs Butterworth
1987 The Bill Mrs. Irving Episode: "Overnight Stay"
1988 A Very Peculiar Practice Joan Bunn Episode: "Values of the Family"
1991 Ålder okänd Barbara Heynes 2 episodes
1991 The House of Eliott Dowager 1 episode
1992 Howards End Wedding Guests
1992 Jeeves and Wooster Aunt Dahlia Episode: "Aunt Dahlia"


  1. ^ Shorter, Eric (3 April 2000). "Greville Poke". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ Haigh, John D. "Poke, Greville John (1912–2000) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Deceased Estates, The Gazette Official Public Record". The Gazette. Retrieved 17 May 2017.