Patricia Brake

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Patricia Brake
Born (1942-06-25) 25 June 1942 (age 72)[1]
Bath, Somerset, England
Years active 1960 – present

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

Patricia Brake is arguably best known for her performance as Ingrid Fletcher, the daughter of Ronnie Barker, 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 not only appeared as major characters in all the UK soaps, such as Viv Baldwin in ITV's Coronation Street, but has played opposite many of our British comic actors in numerous situation comedies and one-off plays.

After leaving The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Patricia's first acting roles were with The Royal Shakespeare Company where she played alongside the likes of Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson and Ian Holm. Television soon beckoned with performances in iconic series such as Emergency Ward 10 and Lorna Doone.

Patricia's substantial career has spanned film, television, theatre and radio, and her charitable work includes the role of Trustee of The Actors' Children's Trust

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Casualty - The Department of Secrets Lola Brightwell
2014 Midsomer Murders - Let Us Prey Stella Spencer
2012 Doctors Patti Sylvester
2005 to 2006 Coronation Street Viv Baldwin
1998 Midsomer Murders - Beyond the Grave Anne Quarritch
1992 to 1993 Eldorado Gwen Lockhead
1988 Singles Di
1985 to 1986 Troubles and Strife Cherry
1980 Keep It in the Family Ann
1978 to 1979 The Glums Eth
1978 Going Straight Ingrid Fletcher
1974 to 1977 Porridge Ingrid Fletcher
1974 to 1975 Second Time Around Vicki
1968 to 1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town Julie Renfield
1967 Inheritance Susie Morcer
1966 This Man Craig Joyce Marino
1965 Love Story Yvonne
1963 Lorna Doone Gwenny Carfax
1963 No Hiding Place Cathy Kennedy
1961 Home Tonight Dot Sutton
1960 Emergency Ward 10 Nell Ritchie


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