Louiza Patikas

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Louiza Patikas
Born1976 or 1977 (age 46–47)[1]
Reigate, Surrey, England
EducationSt Bede's School
Years active1999–present
(m. 2007)

Louiza Patikas (born 1976 or 1977) is a British actress, known for her roles as Helen Titchener in the BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers and Moira Pollock on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.


Patikas has played Helen on The Archers since 2000. Helen was the central role in a high-profile storyline about domestic abuse and coercive control.[1][2][3] Patikas discussed the storyline on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour in March 2016.[4] In December 2016 Patikas selected and presented her round-up of the year's radio highlights for BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Year.[5]

In June 2017 it was announced Patikas would be joining the cast of the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street as medical-centre practice manager Moira Pollock. She left the show in November 2017.[6] In February 2018, Patikas reprised her role as Moira.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007 Patikas married the actor Jonathan Aris. They met on the set of the 2005 television film Planespotting.[8]

When not acting Patikas works as a journalist and fashion stylist.[8]


  1. ^ a b Grant, Linda (9 September 2016). "Louiza Patikas: 'I've read scripts and thought, I don't want this to happen to Helen – I can't bear it'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ Bush, Stephen (18 September 2016). "Louiza Patikas: playing Helen in the Archers made me realise abuse can happen to anyone". www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  3. ^ Frost, Caroline (12 September 2016). "'The Archers' Trial Verdict Leaves Fans Emotionally Overwhelmed". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  4. ^ Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Lucinda Montefiore (29 March 2016). "Coercive Control and Domestic Violence on The Archers". Woman's Hour. BBC. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ Presenter: Louiza Patikas; Producer: Stephen Garner; Production team: Kay Bishton and Pete Liggins (23 December 2016). "Pick of the Year 2016". Pick of the Year. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Duncan. "Former Archers actress Louiza Patikas joins Coronation Street as battleaxe Moira". Metro. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (20 February 2018). "Coronation Street return for Moira Pollock leaves Liz McDonald horrified next week". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b "The Archers - Helen Titchener - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 19 September 2016.

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