Sharon Duncan-Brewster

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Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Years active1991–present

Sharon Duncan-Brewster is a British actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Crystal Gordon in Bad Girls during the first four series, her role as Trina Johnson on EastEnders and her role as Maggie Cain in the autumn 2009 Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars. She was also the voice over for Catherine Hunter in The Journey on FIFA 17, FIFA 18 and FIFA 19.


She portrayed the role of Crystal Gordon in the first four series of ITV prison drama series Bad Girls. After leaving the programme at the end of its fourth series she guest-starred in Holby City, Waking the Dead, Babyfather and daytime soap opera Doctors. From February to September 2009 she appeared on the BBC soap opera EastEnders as Trina Johnson, estranged wife of Lucas Johnson. The character was killed off during a row with Lucas, who pushed her, impaling her throat on a rake. Brewster appeared in the 2009 Doctor Who special "The Waters of Mars" as Maggie Cain.[1] Sharon also appeared on the medical TV series "Body Story" in 1998. In the episode, Sharon played a club singer and influenza patient named Holly Jones. The episode documented the radical transformations her character's body went through in order to stop the influenza virus. In 2011, she appeared in all four episodes of TV drama Top Boy. Brewster originated the role of "C" in the play Crave by Sarah Kane. She then played the role of Catherine Hunter, who is Alex Hunter's mum, in football video game FIFA 17. Brewster reprised the role of Catherine Hunter in FIFA 18's Journey Season 2 and FIFA 19's Journey Season 3. Sharon also portrayed 'Kitty' in the BBC One production of The Long Song in December 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Sharon attended Raines Foundation School in Bethnal Green, 1987–91.


Year Film Role Notes
1993 Hope I Die Before I Get Old Role Unknown
2001 Love Is Not Enough Mary Carter
2005 Imagine Me & You Ms. Fosley
2006 Shoot the Messenger Sharlene
2008 Three and Out Yvonne
2011 Blooded (film) Eve
2016 Rogue One Senator Pamlo
Year Title Role Notes
1991 2point4 Children Maureen One Episode: Love and Marriage
1992 Grange Hill Girl in Cafe No.2 One Episode: Episode No.15.13
Between the Lines Teenage Girl One Episode: Private Enterprise
1995 Backup Janice One Episode: Clubbing
1996 The Bill Role Unknown One Episode: Stop the Music
1999 Casualty Clare Johnson One Episode: Seeing the Light
1999–2002 Bad Girls Crystal Gordon Forty-Four Episodes
2002 Babyfather Evelyn Two Episodes: Episode No.2.2 and Episode No.2.3
2004–06 Holby City Louise O'Connor and Carmel Newland Two Episodes: The Buck Stops Here and Horses to Water
2005 Waking the Dead Sarah Baker Two Episodes: Undertow: Part I
2005–07 Doctors Rachel Roberts and Cleo Potter Two Episodes: Birthing Pains and The Blacker the Berry
2007 Coming Up Annette One Episode: Spoil
The Nathan Caton Show Role Unknown Episode(s) Unknown
2009 EastEnders Trina Johnson Fifteen Episodes
Doctor Who Maggie Cain One Episode: The Waters of Mars
2011 Rastamouse Scratchy Animated series, voice only
Top Boy Lisa Four Episodes
2013 The Mimic Dionne Four Episodes
Top Boy Lisa Series 2
The Bible Samson's Mother Episode 3: Homeland
2018 The Long Song Kitty Two Episodes
Sex Education Roz Marchetti Two Episodes
Years and Years
2019 Fran Baxter Six Episodes


  1. ^ "Cast revealed for 4.16". Doctor Who Magazine. No. 407. April 2009. p. 8.

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