FULL NAME : Patricia Caroline Potter
DATE OF BIRTH : 3rd March 1975
HEIGHT : 5ft 6
PARTNER : Husband Dr Jim Down (m.2007).
CHILDREN : Twins, Edie Kate Madeline and Tom Henry (b.2009)
FAMILY : Dad, David and Mum, Viv, who own a farm in Kent. She has a sister, Kate.
TRAINED : LAMDA
FAVE STORYLINES : ‘Although it was terribly sad, I really enjoyed Steve’s departure form the show – the added trauma of the abortion and Diane’s relationship with Steve meant that Diane showed some vulnerability – she’s usually very strong – and I enjoyed having a good cry. It was also great to be involved in the Alex’s Parkinson storyline.’
ON WORKING WITH CAST : ‘Everyone is fun to work with here – we’re all really lucky to be amongst such lovely people. I work most regularly with Hugh Quarshie who is brilliant so I’m extra lucky.’
ON RESEARCH FOR ROLE : ‘I witnessed some open heart surgery, which was fascinating and have no problems doing operations – with the help of prosthetics they use. I think I’d have made a good surgeon in real life as I’m very careful and fussy about making my stitches perfect!’
WHO SHE ADMIRES : ‘There are so many people I admire, both from the acting world and beyond so to cut short a huge list I’m going to say my mum and dad who are the most hard-working, generous and genuine people I know.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Soldier Soldier; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Trial & Retribution; The Bill; Brookside; Holby City; Extras; Jam & Jerusalem; The Fixer; Law & Order; Absolutely Fabulous;
FILM CREDITS : Shakespeare in Love; Red Lights
THEATRE CREDITS : Duchess of Malfi; Much Ado About Nothing; Happy End; An Eligble Man
AGENT : Independant Talent Group, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS.