Kate Brooke is a British screenwriter.
Origins, education and early career
Brooke is the daughter of the late Timothy Sergison-Brooke and Mary, daughter of John Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham. She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School and Christ Church, Oxford, where she read English. After Oxford, she studied at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris before setting up her own theatre group in England.
While working in the theatre, she adapted a number of works for the stage, including:
- Graham Greene’s The Tenth Man
- François Mauriac’s Thérèse Desqueyroux
- Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami
- Saki’s Beasts and Super-Beasts
Brooke has written or co-written numerous dramas for television, in particular for ITV.
- The Forsyte Saga (television mini-series, 2002), co-writer
- Danielle Cable: Eyewitness (television film, 2003), co-writer
- Secret Smile (television drama serial, 2005), co-writer
- Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback (television film, 2007)
- Breaking the Mould (television film, 2009)
- The Making of a Lady (television film, 2012)
- Mr Selfridge (television mini-series, 2013), co-written with Andrew Davies
- The Ice Cream Girls (television drama serial, 2013), adapted from the novel by Dorothy Koomson
Brooke is married to Stephen Lovegrove, a senior civil servant. They have two daughters and live in London.
- The Daily Telegraph, 14 December 2012, Christmas TV drama has a new star written all over it
- The Agency web-site, accessed on 6 January 2013