Patricia Hayes on December 22, 1909 in Camberwell; died September 19, 1998 in London) was a British-born comedy actress of Irish Catholic extraction.
As a child Hayes attended Sacred Heart school in Wandsworth, London.
She was featured in many comedy shows and films between 1940 and 1996, including Hancock's Half Hour, Till Death Do Us Part and a A Fish Called Wanda.
Hayes also featured as Fin Raziel in the breath taking George Lucas film Willow (film).
Her most famous TV appearance was in the title role of the 1971 TV Play "Edna, The Inebriate Woman" for which she won wide acclaim.
She is the mother of British actor Richard O'Callaghan (born Richard Rooke) by her marriage to the late Valentine Rooke, whom she divorced. She never remarried.
She was formerly the head of the (British) Catholic Stage Guild, which her son, Richard, now chairs.