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Bowerman trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was a regular in the first two series of BBC medical drama Casualty playing Sandra Mute, the show's first female paramedic. Her other television work includes: Dodgem, The Count of Solar, Grange Hill, The Vision Thing, Doctors, McCallum, Bad Girls and Night and Day. In 2007 she guest-starred as the Home Secretary's PA in Spooks, and returned to Casualty for a one-episode cameo role as a patient. She has been seen recently in 5 episodes of Coronation Street as solicitor Jennifer Lingwood.
She has recorded many plays for BBC Radios 3 & 4, and has worked extensively in theatre.
Doctor Who and Bernice Summerfield
Bowerman has had an extensive connection with the British science fiction television series Doctor Who - and its assorted spinoffs - since 1989. For the BBC, she played the role of Karra in Survival (the final serial in the original run of Doctor Who in 1989), and voiced Saruba Velak in Dreamland (a 2009 animated serial connected to the revived series). In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
Since 1998, she has played companion Bernice Summerfield in the Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio plays. As well as appearing in three Doctor Who audio plays opposite Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace, she has starred in over 50 audio plays based solely on Bernice. Bowerman has also either directed or played supporting roles in numerous other Big Finish audio plays: the latter roles have included Ruby in the Sapphire and Steel stories Water Like a Stone, Cruel Immortality and Second Sight, Murash in I, Davros: Guilt and Ellie in Jago & Litefoot.
Outside of either Big Finish or the BBC, Bowerman played Kate in 2013 for the Original Preachrs Podcast Doctor Who audio dramas (made by Benjamin Maio Mackay, and also featuring other Doctor Who actors).
- "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot", BBC programmes, retrieved 26 November 2013
- Lisa Bowerman at the Internet Movie Database
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