Patricia Brake

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Patricia Brake
Born Patricia Ann Brake
(1942-06-25) 25 June 1942 (age 74)
Bath, Somerset, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
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 Norman Stanley Fletcher, 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 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

Acting 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
2003 Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher Ingrid Godber
2001 McCready and Daughter - The Dating Game Barbara Graham
2000 Midsomer Murders - Beyond the Grave Anne Quarritch
1998 Looking After Jo Jo Doro
1995 The Upper Hand - 2 episodes Peggy Thatcher
1992 to 1993 Eldorado Gwen Lockhead
1991 Stay Lucky - Shingle Beach Tanya
1991 2point4 Children - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Tina
1990 The Bill - Decisions Irene
1990 Campion - Dancers in Mourning: Part 1 Chole Pye
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
1973 The Optimists of Nine Elms Dogs Home Secretary
1970 My Lover, My Son Julie
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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