Patricia Brake

Patricia Ann Brake (born 25 June 1942 in Bath, Somerset) is an English actress.

Patricia Brake
Born
Patricia Ann Brake

(1942-06-25) 25 June 1942
Bath, Somerset, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1960–present

Patricia Brake played Ingrid Fletcher, the daughter of Norman Stanley Fletcher, in the BBC sitcom Porridge, and its sequel Going Straight. Most recently, in 2015, she guest-starred in the BBC ongoing drama Casualty and in Midsomer Murders for ITV. Alongside her extensive body of work in West End theatres, she has also appeared in UK soaps EastEnders and Coronation Street. but has played opposite many British comic actors in numerous situation comedies and one-off plays.

After leaving The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Brake's first acting roles were with the Royal Shakespeare Company where she played alongside such colleagues as Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson and Ian Holm. She appeared in series such as A Sharp Intake of Breath with David Jason, Emergency – Ward 10 and Lorna Doone, as well as film roles in My Lover, My Son (1970) and The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973).

Acting roles

YearTitleRole
2015Casualty - The Department of SecretsLola Brightwell
2014Midsomer Murders - Let Us PreyStella Spencer
2012DoctorsPatti Sylvester
2010Love/LossMillie
2005 to 2006Coronation StreetViv Baldwin
2004EastEndersDeirdre Foster
2003Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley FletcherIngrid Godber
2001McCready and Daughter - The Dating GameBarbara Graham
2000Midsomer Murders - Beyond the GraveAnne Quarritch
1998Looking After Jo JoDoro
1995The Upper Hand - 2 episodesPeggy Thatcher
1992 to 1993EldoradoGwen Lockhead
1991Stay Lucky - Shingle BeachTanya
19912point4 Children - Saturday Night and Sunday MorningTina
1990The Bill - DecisionsIrene
1990Campion - Dancers in Mourning: Part 1Chole Pye
1988SinglesDi
1985 to 1986Troubles and StrifeCherry
1984Mann's Best FriendsDoll Delight
1982Only When I LaughHilary
1980Keep It in the FamilyAnn
1978 to 1979The GlumsEth
1978Going StraightIngrid Fletcher
1976Forget-Me-NotPat Powell[1]
1975 Emmerdale FarmSarah Foster
1974 to 1977PorridgeIngrid Fletcher
1974 to 1975Second Time AroundVicki
1973The Optimists of Nine ElmsDogs Home Secretary
1970My Lover, My SonJulie
1968 to 1969The Ugliest Girl in TownJulie Renfield
1967InheritanceSusie Morcer
1966This Man CraigJoyce Marino
1965Love StoryYvonne
1963Lorna DooneGwenny Carfax
1963No Hiding PlaceCathy Kennedy
1961Home TonightDot Sutton
1960Emergency Ward 10Nell Ritchie

References

  1. "Forget-me-not (1976)". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
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