Kensit, Patsy 1968–

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KENSIT, Patsy 1968–


Full name, Patricia Jude Francis Kensit; born March 4, 1968, in Hounslow, London, England; daughter of James (an antiques dealer) and Margie (a publicist) Kensit; married Dan Donovan (a musician), 1988 (divorced, 1991); married Jim Kerr (a musician), January 3, 1992 (divorced, October, 1996); married Liam Gallagher (a musician and actor), April 7, 1997 (divorced, September 22, 2000); children: (second marriage) James; (third marriage) Lennon Francis.

Addresses: Agent—Kari Estrin, Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Peters Fraser Dunlop, Drury House, 34–43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Career: Actress, musician, and songwriter. Royal Shakespeare Company, member of the company, 1983. Appeared in commercials and promotional films. Musician with the group Eighth Wonder, beginning c. 1982; 32Red (Internet casino), dealer.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, Young Artist Foundation, best juvenile actress in a motion picture, 1980, for Hanover Street; Independent Spirit Award nomination, Independent Features Project/West, best female lead, 1992, for Twenty–One.


Film Appearances:

Pamela Buchanan, The Great Gatsby, Paramount, 1974.

Penny, Alfie Darling (also known as Oh Alfie), EMI, 1974.

Angie Hennessy, Hennessy, American International Pictures, 1975.

(Uncredited) Princess Lucky, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975.

Mytyl, The Blue Bird (also known as Sinyaya ptitsa), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1976.

Sarah Sellinger, Hanover Street, Columbia, 1979.

Quincy's Quest, 1979.

Oscar as a child, Lady Oscar (also known as Berusaiyu no bara), 1980.

Crepe Suzette, Absolute Beginners, Orion, 1986.

Lina, Don Bosco, 1988.

Linda Washbrook, A Chorus of Disapproval, South Gate Entertainment, 1989.

Rika van den Haas, Lethal Weapon 2, Warner Bros., 1989.

Joyce Cook, Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (also known as Chicago Joe), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Sick lady on train, Bullseye!, RCA/Columbia Pictures, 1990.

Deena, Does This Mean We're Married? (also known as Les epoux ripoux and Un drole de contrat), New Line Home Video, 1991.

Dr. Anna Nolmar, Time Bomb, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Isabelle, Blue Tornado, Vidmark Entertainment, 1991.

Katie, Twenty–One, Triton, 1991.

Rebecca, Beltenebros (also known as Prince of Shadows), Iberoamericana Films, 1991.

Su, Skipper—Bloody Atlantic (also known as Kill Cruise, The Storm, and Der Skipper), MCA/Universal Home Video, 1991.

Caroline Wright, Blame It on the Bellboy, Buena Vista, 1992.

Jenny Gooding, The Turn of the Screw, Live Entertainment, 1992.

Jolene, Bitter Harvest, Prism Entertainment, 1993.

Eugenia Alabaster, Angels and Insects, Samuel Goldwyn, 1995.

Julie, Kleptomania, WarnerVision Films, 1995.

Kris Anderson, Dream Man, Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995.

Cheryl Steed, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996.

Kelly Wheatstone, Tunnel Vision, Triboro Entertainment, 1997.

The Pavilion, Quantum Entertainment/Graden Floe Production, 1999.

Donna, Speedway Junkie (also known as Speedway Junky), 1999, Regent Entertainment, 2001.

Julia, Janice Beard: 45 Words per Minute (also known as Janice Beard), 1999, Empire Pictures, 2002.

Anna "Annie" Best, Best, Optimum Releasing, 2000.

The Proposal (short film), 2000.

Denise, Things behind the Sun, Behind the Sun Productions, 2001.

Maureen Hatcher/Agnes Thatcher, Bad Karma (also known as Hell's Gate), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Stella, The One and Only, Pathe Distribution, 2002.

Vicki, Darkness Falling (also known as Dark Side), Bedford Entertainment, 2002.

Heather McKay, Who's Your Daddy?, Premiere Marketing and Distribution Group, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ruth Corder, Hannah, BBC, beginning 1980.

The young Nanda Gray, Frost in May, BBC, 1982.

Title role, Luna, Central Television, 1983.

Sadie King, Emmerdale (also known as Emmerdale Farm), Yorkshire Television, 2004—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dickens of London, Yorkshire Television, 1976.

The young Estella, Great Expectations, BBC, 1981, then syndicated, 1982.

Emma Prince, Tycoon: The Story of a Woman, syndicated, 1983.

The young Diana, Diana, BBC, 1983.

Hetty Sorrel, Adam Bede, BBC, 1991, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1991.

Lady Deirdre Sebright, Fall from Grace (also known as Fortitude), CBS, 1994.

Mia Farrow, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (also known as Mia: Child of Hollywood), Fox,1995.

Josie Cirolia, The Last Don II (also known as Mario Puzo's The Last Don II), CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Emilie de Caillaud, The Corsican Brothers (also known as Vendetta), CBS, 1985.

Eppie, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (also known as Silas Marner), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1985, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.

Casey Spencer, Full Eclipse, HBO, 1993.

Elizabeth Guinness, "At the Midnight Hour," Harlequin Romance Movies, CBS, 1995.

Marcia Weller, The Human Bomb (also known as Die Menschliche Bombe), The Movie Channel, 1998.

Princess, Aladdin, Independent Television (England), 2000.

Darcy Scott, Loves Music, Loves to Dance (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "Loves Music, Loves to Dance"), PAX TV, 2001.

Alexandria (Alex), Shelter Island, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Lady Margaret Plantagenet, The Tragedy of Richard the Third (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Richard the Third, The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Richard the Third, and Richard III), BBC–2, 1983.

Presenter, The 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV, 2000.

(In archive footage) Herself, Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5 (England), 2003.

Herself, Test the Nation: The National IQ Test, Fox, 2003.

Various roles, The All Star Comedy Show, 2004.

Also appeared in Arms and the Man, BBC.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joanna, "Joanna," Z Cars, BBC, 1974.

Tessa, "Quiet as a Nun," Armchair Thriller (also known as Armchair Thriller: Quiet as a Nun), Thames Television, 1978.

Herself, "Batman," French and Saunders, BBC–2, 1987.

Herself, "Loveheart," French and Saunders, BBC–2, 1987.

(With Eighth Wonder) The Roxy, Independent Television (England), 1988.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991.

Bridget, "As Ye Sow," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1993.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996.

Guest, TFI Today, Channel 4 (England), 1996.

Guest, Dale's All Stars, BBC, c. 2000.

Charlotte Leith–Jones, "Happily Ever After," Casualty, BBC, 2001.

"Cold Turkey," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Guest presenter, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.

Presenter, "1986," I Love 1980s, BBC–2, c. 2001.

Angela Stephenson, "Flashback," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2002.

Guest, Shooting Stars, BBC, 2002.

Guest, GMTV, Independent Television, 2003, 2004.

Guest, Bo' Selecta! (also known as Bo' Selecta! 2 and Bo' Selecta! Vol. 3), multiple episodes in 2004.

Guest, Call My Bluff, BBC, 2004.

Guest, This Morning, Independent Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Pollyanna Harrington, The Adventures of Pollyanna, CBS, 1982.

The Noel Edmonds Show, ABC, 1986.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as the title role, Cinderella; as Margaret Plantagenet, Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company; and as Marlene, See You Next Tuesday.



(With Eighth Wonder) Fearless, 1988.

Contributor to the album Kuschel Rock—Most Beautiful Duets. Singles with Eighth Wonder include "Baby Baby,""Cross My Heart,""Having It All,""I'm Not Scared,""Stay with Me,""Use Me,""When the Phone Stops Ringing," and "Will You Remember"; also recorded the single (with Eros Ramazzotti) "La luce buona delle stelle." Songs also featured in films.


(In archive footage from Absolute Beginners) Bowie:

The Video Collection, 1993.

Music Videos:

Appeared with Eighth Wonder in the music videos "Baby Baby,""Cross My Heart,""Having It All,""I'm Not Scared,""Stay with Me,""Use Me,""When the Phone Stops Ringing," and "Will You Remember"; also appeared in the music video "Funny How," by Airhead.



(With Eighth Wonder) Fearless, 1988.

Singles with Eighth Wonder include "Baby Baby,""Cross My Heart,""Having It All,""I'm Not Scared,""Stay with Me,""Use Me,""When the Phone Stops Ringing," and "Will You Remember."



Empire (Great Britain), Issue 78, 1995, p. 118.

High Society, December, 1993, pp. 30–37.

Maclean's, April 21, 1997, p. 11.

Premiere, May, 1991.

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