Faith Brown

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Faith Brown
Born
Eunice Irene Carroll

(1944-05-28) 28 May 1944 (age 78)
Liverpool, England, UK
OccupationActress, singer, comedian, impressionist

Faith Brown (born Eunice Irene Carroll; 28 May 1944) is an English actress, singer, comedian and impressionist. She was a star of the ITV impressions show Who Do You Do?, and was The Voice in the TV show Trapped!.

Brown was born in Liverpool and attended St Francis De Sales School, Walton. She was a singer in a vocal group (the Carrolls) with her brothers, and was then for a time a solo singer, before using her talent for mimicry to switch to comedy impressions.

Her 1978 LWT special, The Faith Brown Awards, in which she appeared as herself as well as impersonating all of the nominees, was a success in the ratings, attracting an audience of 9.8 million viewers.[1]

She has appeared as a guest on Celebrity Squares, Give Us A Clue, Blankety Blank, Punchlines, Bullseye plus several other TV entertainment shows, and the reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! (2006). She won a TV Times award for 'Funniest Woman on TV' in 1980.[2]

She was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1982 when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews while appearing as a guest on the ITV entertainment show Game For A Laugh.[citation needed]

She appeared in the 1985 Doctor Who story Attack of the Cybermen playing an alien, Flast, former leader of the Cryons.

Selected television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1975–1976 For My Next Trick Herself, Resident Singer 14 episodes, BBC
1976 Ken Dodd's World of Laughter Cast Member BBC
Who Do You Do? Various Impressions 8 episodes, LWT
1978 The Faith Brown Awards Various Impressions LWT Special
1980 The Faith Brown Chat Show Various Impressions 6 episodes, LWT
Cannon and Ball for Christmas Special Guest LWT Special
1983–1984 Punchlines Herself 8 episodes, LWT
1985 Doctor Who Flast Guest Star, Attack of the Cybermen, Parts 1 & 2
1992-1996 Win, Lose or Draw Herself 15 episodes
1996 Brookside Anne Bradley Mersey Television
2006 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself Contestant, Series 6
2008–2010 Trapped! The Voice 39 Episodes, CBBC

Selected theatre credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Beauty is the Business[3] UK Tour
1996 Summer Holiday[4] Stella Winters Opera House Theatre, Blackpool
2001–2002 Sunset Boulevard[5] Norma Desmond UK Tour
2004 Nunsense[6] Sister Mary Regina UK Tour
2007 Faith Brown: Up Front[7] Herself UK Tour
Boys in the Buff[8] Diana Diamonte Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2009 The Best of British Variety Tour[9] Herself UK Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barfe, Louis (January 2013). Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment. ISBN 9781848877573. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  2. ^ ITV (1982). Who's Who On Television. ITV Books / Michael Joseph. ISBN 0900727950.
  3. ^ "Beauty is the Business". chesterfieldtheatrefriends.co.uk. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Faith's Hope". theboltonnews.co.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Faith Brown to star as Norma Desmond". reallyuseful.com. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Nunsense". UK Theatre Web. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Faith Brown: Up Front Review". The Stage. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Faith Brown and Her Boys in the Buff". broadwaybaby.com. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  9. ^ "The Best of British Variety Tour 2009". tdpromo.com. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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