Who is Patsy Palmer: Biography, Family, Career and Personal Profile
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Who is Patsy Palmer?

Patsy Palmer is an English well-known actress, and also a radio representative who worked in some TV dramas. Patsy's career started acting from a children's program named "Grange Hill," but she became famous for the soap serial EastEnders "Bianca Jackson" in which she was cast since 1993- 1999 and leave this drama in 2014. Palmer performed in some TV dramas and released her on her autobiography.


Patsy Palmer was born on 26th May 1972 her birthplace was Bethnal Green, London. Her father's name is Albert Harris. And her mother's name is Pat Harris, as cited by Married Biography.

She has two elder brothers "Albert and Harry", her mother give her the nickname Pat. Patsy's mother encouraged the abilities of her daughter she wants her to learn that talent of acting professionally.

Palmer is a mother to four children: Charley (born in February 1992, fathered by an ex-boyfriend); and Fenton (born in June 2000), Emilia (born in July 2001), and Bertie (born in December 2010), fathered by her husband, taxi-driver Richard Merkell. She was married to director Nick Love, who directed her in her role as a pregnant drug-addicted prostitute in Love Story (1999), but they separated after just five months of marriage. She lives in Brighton with Merkell, to whom she's been married since August 2000, and her four children. She is the active patron of Children's Cancer Charity CLIC Sargent.

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Palmer started her education career from "Global primary School" and got her secondary education from "Hagerstown Girls secondary school"


Palmer's name was Anna Scher prior and she started her career with the same name. But her name was changed by her mother and she flourished by the name, Patsy. Patsy did her screen debut after her TV show "The Gentle Touch" She was a part of the series, "Tricky Business" "Making News" "Clarisse" etc.

Patsy Palmer became an iconic household name with her famous portrayal of feisty red-head Bianca Jackson in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders (1985), making her first appearance in November 1993 at 21. During her time on the soap opera, Palmer tackled various demanding storylines, such as her turbulent romance with Ricky Butcher, played by real-life best friend Sid Owen, the discovery of her father David Wicks, the premature death of her disabled daughter Natasha, for which she became the first-ever soap actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the Royal Television Society Awards, the death of her best friend Tiffany Mitchell, and the revelation of her affair with Dan Sullivan, her mother Carol Jackson's fiancé.

Who is Patsy Palmer: Biography, Family, Career and Personal Profile
Patsy Palmer is best known for her role as Bianca Jackson in EastEnders which she debuted in 1993. Photo: Digital Spy

In April 1997 she commanded the soap's biggest-ever audience draw with more than 22 million people tuning in to watch Ricky and Bianca's wedding. Her role in the show also prompted a meeting between her and Queen Elizabeth II, which she declared was one of the biggest highlights of her life. But after 6 years in the soap opera, Palmer bowed out to try new things, making her last appearance in September 1999, IMDB cites.

How much is Patsy Palmer worth?

According to Idol Net Worth, Patsy Palmer has a net worth of $13 Million (£9.3million).

This is down to her long and successful career as an actress and a DJ. The star - whose real name is Julie Ann Harris - started out at Anna Scher's famous acting school in London, as cited by Heart UK.

Patsy made her screen debut in the television program The Gentle Touch in 1984, before appearing on Grange Hill in 1986 and 1987.

Patsy Palmer hit the headlines when she cut off an interview with Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and Ben Shepherd, reported Sky News.

Patsy Palmer has shut down an interview with Good Morning Britain after being billed as going from "addict to wellness guru".

The former EastEnders actress said she was doing a "Piers Morgan" after seeing how she was described on the strapline which appeared on the screen below her name.

Palmer was appearing on the breakfast show live from her living room in Malibu, California, via Zoom.

From the outset of the chat, the 48-year-old seemed on edge - and as parallels were drawn between her move to the US and that of Prince Harry and Meghan, the actress leaned in to read the written details on the screen.

Holding her dog Boo on her lap, Palmer responded to Susanna Reid's first question over whether she got more privacy now: "Yeah, I think you do," before saying: "You know what, actually, I don't even want to do this interview because I don't even want to look at what it says at the bottom of that screen.

"So, I'm just going to switch off and do a real Piers Morgan and just say, it's not OK to have 'from addict to wellness guru' on the bottom of the screen."

Palmer added that the addiction issues "were talked about by me many, many years ago and it's over", in reference to parts of her 2007 autobiography, All Of Me, in which she spoke about battles with drink and drugs.

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