Patricia Hamilton

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Patricia Hamilton
Born1938 (age 76–77)
Years active1970 – 2008
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Patricia Hamilton
Born1938 (age 76–77)
Years active1970 – 2008

Patricia Hamilton (born 1938) is a Canadian actress, perhaps best known as "Rachel Lynde" in Anne of Green Gables, its sequels: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story, and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, and several Anne of Green Gables related films (such as Road to Avonlea). She was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series three times, winning in 1996.


Hamilton attended Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech[1] She was also part of Tarragon Theatre's inaugural season in 1971.[1]

In November 2008, Hamilton starred in the Harold Green Jewish Theatre production of Kindertransport in Toronto.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She was first married to actor Ivor Dean, with whom she had three daughters.[3] Later she married Leslie "Les" Carlson in 1967; their son Ben, graduated from theatre school; he appears in Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Walter Shirley.[1] Les and Patricia eventually divorced.


1970No, That's Me Over Here!Episode: "3.13"
1971HineMiss Tarrant3 episodes
1971Doctor at LargeMrs. HunterEpisode: "Mr. Moon"
1972Upstairs, DownstairsMrs. FellowsEpisode: "I Dies from Love"
1972The House Without a Christmas TreeNarrator (uncredited)TV movie
1972The Fenn Street GangPolicewoman
Mrs. Thrupp
Episode: "From Sudbury with Love"
Episode: "The Lady with the Lamp"
1973The Fenn Street GangMrs. DobellEpisode: "An Englishman's Home"
1973The Upper CrustsMiss ThoroughgoodEpisode: "Decline and Fall"
1973The Thanksgiving TreasureNarrator - Addie as an adultTV movie
1974The ABC Afternoon PlaybreakRebecca GloverEpisode: "Last Bride of Salem"
1974Doctor at SeaCecilia TranmereEpisode: "Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Sea Sick"
Episode: "A Wolf in Ship's Clothing"
1974Why Rock the Boat?Hilda
1975Edward the KingMrs. LilleyEpisode: "The Boy"
1975Village HallMiss BrowningEpisode: "Old Scores"
1976GoldenrodMrs. Gunderson
1977Who Has Seen the WindMiss MacDonald
1980Middle Age CrazyBarbara Pickett
1981My Bloody ValentineMabel Osborne
1983Hangin' InMrs. HolitskiEpisode: "The Hero"
1984When We First MetTV movie
1984HeartsoundsFloTV movie
1985Love & LarcenyFlorida G. BlytheTV movie
1985Night HeatMillieEpisode: "Crossfire"
1985The Last PolkaMrs. Vicki Mahoney-CohenTV movie
1985Anne of Green GablesRachel LyndeTV movie
1986The Lawrenceville StoriesMrs. ConoverTV mini-series
1987American PlayhouseMrs. ConoverEpisode: "The Prodigious Hickey"
1987Really Weird TalesAssessorTV movie
1987Alfred Hitchcock PresentsMrs. GreysomeEpisode: "The Impatient Patient"
1987Fight for LifeTV movie
1987Air WavesKateEpisode: "A Second Look"
1987Anne of AvonleaRachel LyndeTV movie
1987Echoes in the DarknessDorothy HunsbergerTV movie
1987Friday the 13thSadie KingEpisode: "Shadow Boxer"
1988Blades of CourageTV movie
1988Chasing RainbowsMiss KiddTV mini-series
1988Check It Out!Mrs. KelboEpisode: "My Hero, Mr. Bannister"
1988The Christmas WifeDoraTV movie
1988Screwball HotelChastity
1990Street LegalGrace WhitneyEpisode: "Security Exchange"
1990In Defense of a Married ManEileen LloydTV movie
1990–1996Road to AvonleaRachel Lynde30 episodes
1996Holiday AffairSusan EnnisTV movie
1997When Secrets KillEliza EmeryTV movie
1998TradersAmbassadorEpisode: "Boom"
1998An Avonlea ChristmasRachel LyndeTV movie
2000Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing StoryRachel LyndeTV movie
2005Anne: Journey to Green GablesRachel Lynde (voice)Video
2008Anne of Green Gables: A New BeginningRachel LyndeTV movie
2008A Miser Brothers' ChristmasMother Nature (voice)TV special


  1. ^ a b c Avonlea actor nurses "small fire inside" by Mira Friedlander. The Toronto Star. PEOPLE; pg. D2. February 14, 1993
  2. ^ Hoile, Christopher (November 10, 2008). "Kindertansport". Eye Weekly. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ John Willis' Screen World, book 26, p. 233 [1]

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