Joy Brook

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Joy Brook
Born
Joy Beadle

(1969-05-09) 9 May 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActress

Joy Brook (born Joy Beadle,[1] 9 May 1969 in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire) is an English actress who played DC Kerry Holmes in The Bill and Joanne Pearson in Peak Practice. She has also appeared in The Thin Blue Line, Dalziel and Pascoe, Dream Team and Doctors.

She can currently[when?] be seen in the short Maltesers sponsor films that accompany Loose Women on ITV1. She can currently[when?] be seen in the short Go Compare adverts on TV, and appeared as Dr. Melville in Emmerdale on 12 January 2018

Personal life[edit]

In January 1999 she revealed that she was bisexual and had been sexually involved with women since she was 21.[2] At the time her Bill character was having a lesbian fling while working undercover in a prison. "My mother told the whole town I was a lesbian and she was proud of me. My girlfriend was accepted as part of the family."[3] The relationship lasted two years. A four-year relationship with Roger May (b. 1966) ended around the same time that Joy revealed her bisexuality.[4]

She is the great-niece of Tottenham Hotspur legend Bill Nicholson.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joy just loves mixing it with the lads". Darlington & Stockton Times. 15 October 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  2. ^ "My real gay lust by Bill beauty Joy" by Lucia Green, Daily Star 20 January 1999
  3. ^ "My real gay lust by Bill beauty Joy" by Lucia Green, Daily Star 20 January 1999
  4. ^ "AC/DC WPC gave her boyfriend the big E" - David Brown, Sunday People, 24 January 1999
  5. ^ "One woman, four men: night of drama". The Northern Echo. 26 October 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2009.

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