Alice Patten (born 2nd January 1980) is an English actress, and the daughter of Chris Patten, a prominent British Conservative politician and the last governor of Hong Kong. She has played a key role in the Hindi film Rang De Basanti (2006).

Early life [edit]Edit

Patten was educated at Island School in Hong Kong and at Queens’ CollegeCambridge.

Career [edit]Edit

Her first major role after graduation was Eugenie in Vincent in Brixton in the West End.

In 2005 and 2006, she appeared in English Touring Theatre's Hamlet, playing Ophelia opposite Ed Stoppard’s Prince of Denmark.

In 2006, she appeared in the Hindi film Rang De Basanti as Sue McKinley, a young British woman who comes to India to make a documentary film about the British rule in the Indian subcontinent. In 2008, she played Thea in Hedda, a new version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, at London's Gate Theatre and, in 2009, she guest-starred as Arthur's mother Ygraine in the BBC fantasy drama series Merlin.

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