Sian Brooke

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Sian Brooke
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Other names Siân Brooke
Years active 2002–present

Sian Brooke (born Sian Phillips in Lichfield in 1980) is a British actress, known for portraying Laura in All About George and Lori in Cape Wrath.

Background[edit]

Brooke is from Lichfield and is the youngest of three siblings.[1] She was born to Welsh parents.[2] She is a former member of the National Youth Theatre and trained at RADA, graduating in 2002.[1]

Brooke's real surname is Phillips. She took her stage name to avoid confusion with actress Siân Phillips, choosing Brooke after an English Civil War general who served at Lichfield, her home town.[3]

Career[edit]

Brooke's television credits include A Touch of Frost, Hotel Babylon, Foyle's War and The Fixer. As a child, she was featured in Strangers in Utah with Adrian Dunbar and Phyllida Law. She also played the lead roles of Laura in All About George and Lori Marcuse in Cape Wrath.

Brooke has lent her voice to the radio dramas Murder on the Homefront, A Pin to See the Peepshow and Dreaming in Africa.[4]

Brooke's theatre work includes Harvest, Dying City, Dido Queen of Carthage, In The Club, The Birthday Party and Absolutely Perhaps. She has also appeared in productions of Poor Beck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and Romeo and Juliet, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.[4] From July to August 2008, Brooke played Dorothy Gale in the musical The Wizard of Oz at the Southbank Centre. The production was directed by Jude Kelly.[1] During 2011 at the Almeida Theatre, London, she appeared in Stephen Poliakoff's My City and Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Dinotopia Krista
- Marooned (2002)
- Making Good (2002)
- Lost and Found (2003)
- The Cure: Part One (2003)
- Crossroads (2003)
Fantasy drama
2006 All About George Laura Comedy-drama
Under the Greenwood Tree Susan Dewy Television film
2006 A Touch of Frost Carol Haymarsh
- Endangered Species (2006)
Police procedural
Housewife, 49 Evelyn Edwards Television film
2007 Foyle's War Phyllis Law
- Bleak Midwinter (2007)
Period crime drama
Hotel Babylon Lisa
- Episode 2.4 (2007)
Comedy-drama
Cape Wrath Lori Marcuse Drama
2008 The Fixer Melrose Cassidy
- Episode 1.2 (2008)
Drama
Midsomer Murders Christine Turner
- The Magician's Nephew (2008)
Police procedural
The Commander DC Marian Randall
- Abduction (2008)
Police procedural
2011 Garrow's Law Ann Hadfield Series three

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Powell, Lucy (12 July 2008). "Click your heels ... Siân Brooke as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz". The Times. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ Whitfield, Lydia (25 April 2004). "Revealed: Wales's top 50 single women". Wales on Sunday. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  3. ^ Sian Brooke - Biography IMDB. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  4. ^ a b National Theatre: Company Members: Sian Brooke Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  5. ^ Trueman, Matt (18 November 2011). "Sian Brooke: The beauty of changing places". The Stage. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Sierz, Aleks (18 November 2011). "Reviews: Reasons To Be Pretty". The Stage. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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