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Sitcom Stars 90s – Timeless Characters

Here are a few famous 90’s UK sitcom stars and what happened after their famous series’ came to an end:


Sitcom Stars 90s – Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances)

Patricia Routledge played the role of Hyacinth Bucket (or as she would like to refer to herself – Bouquet) in Keeping Up Appearances.  Hyacinth was a woman who always attempted to boost her social superiority, which was the real comedy factor. Routledge became one of the most recognisable faces on TV in during the 1990’s, but what happened to her when the series ended?

Routledge’s career quietened down a little when the show came to a graceful end in 1995. She did however, go on to make a few guest appearances in a number of TV shows. Her credits include the like of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996) and Anybody’s Nightmare in 2001.

She currently resides in Chichester in West Sussex and is an ambassador for an age-positive charity, the Royal Voluntary Service.


Sitcom Stars 90s – Julia Sawalha (Absolutely Fabulous)

90’s UK sitcom star, Julia Sawalha played Saffron in Absolutely Fabulous; the levelheaded daughter of the slightly dysfunctional, Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders.) Adding to the comedic mix is Edina’s best friend, Patsy (Joanna Lumley), who leads her astray and encourages unruly behavior.

The show ran until 2012, but as a result of its success, Julia secured a host of other credits. These include the likes of Time Gentleman Please (2000) and the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice (1995). She also voiced the character of Ginger in the Dreamworks film, Chicken Run (2000).


Sitcom Stars 90s – Dermot Morgan (Father Ted)

If you grew up in the 1990’s, you’re bound to remember the hilarious Irish sitcom, Father Ted. Dermot Morgan played the title role. Alongside Ted, two other catholic priests live on fictional Craggy Island, in which they are seen to get up to an array of mischievous escapades.

The show aired on Channel 4 ran until 1998. After the last day of filming, 90’s UK sitcom star Dermot Morgan fell ill and consequently suffered a heart attack. He was hosting a dinner party at his home the moment the incident occurred. He was rushed to hospital and tragically passed away soon after.


Sitcom Stars 90s – Nicholas Lyndhurst (Goodnight Sweetheart)

The country was taken back to a much simpler time with the broadcast of Goodnight Sweetheart. Gary Sparrow played by 90’s UK sitcom star, Nicholas Lyndhurst transports himself back to wartime Britain. Switching between two time periods, he finds himself awkwardly leading a double life, hence causing an array of personal dilemmas.

Nicholas Lyndhurst went to on star in a revival of the show in a one-off episode back on 2016. He was also cast in After You’ve Gone (2007) and New Tricks (2010).


Sitcom Stars 90s – Steve Coogan (I’m Alan Partridge)

I’m Alan Partridge starred and was written by Steve Coogan himself. The premise of the show focuses on Alan Partridge – a talentless DJ who finds himself facing a mid-life crisis. Alan’s character is extremely self-absorbed and with his poor social skills, it’s evident he will always live an empty life.

Since the show came to an end, Lancashire-born actor Steve Coogan’s film career took a boost from 2002 onwards. He appeared in the likes of The Parole Officer, the remake of Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and the Night at the Museum films.

Sitcom Stars 90s

Aside from comedy, 90’s UK sitcom star, Coogan also went on to star in more dramatic series. Noteworthy credits include What Maisie Knew and the Paul Raymond biopic –The Look of Love (2013). In the same year, he also starred alongside Judi Dench in the Oscar and BAFTA nominated film, Philomena.