DATE OF BIRTH : 1960
PARTNER : Steve
CHILDREN : Son, Lowell, (b.1993)
TRAINED : Anna Scher Theatre School and the Centre School of Speech and Drama at London
ON CHARACTER KAREN : ‘She’s the sort of person you might get to like after you’d known her for a couple of weeks, or you might not click with her at all.. certainly I love looking good, I have been known to spend all day getting ready to go out in the evening. But what attracts me to Karen is that I’d have loved to be a doctor in real life.’
ON BEING A DOCTOR : ‘I would like to have trained as a doctor, it’s a completely different way of life from mine. I found I wasn’t squeamish and I watched operations. It was fascinating.’
ON BEING IN CASUALTY : ‘There’s a strange moment that everyone experiences, it comes when you sit in the canteen and see an atrocious head wound opposite you eating curry and chips.’
ON WEARING NO MAKE UP FOR THE ROLE : ‘I thought at first that would be a relief, but starting work at 8.30am, some days looking like death, I could do with make-up – the works.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : A Pattern of Roses; Johnny Bull; Hold the Dream; Wish Me Luck; Never Come Back; Streetwise; Small Zones; Murder East – Murder West; The House of Bernarda Alba; Duel of Hearts; A Masculine Ending; Casualty; A Relative Stranger; McCallum; A Virtual Stranger; TECX; Boon; Inspector Morse; Jonathan Creek; The Bill; Countryfile; New Tricks; Jane Hall’s Big Bad Bus Ride; Jane Hall; Dinosapien; Silent Witness; Doctors; The Strike; Eastenders
FILM CREDITS : Swallows and Amazons; Tess; Wildcats of St Trinians; Brimstone and Treacle; Nineteen Eighty-Four; Wetherby; Out of Africa; Des Teufels Paradies; Die Stimme; Tale of a Vampire; The Island on Bird Street; Maps of Mortal Beauty; It’s Not Unusual; Benjamin’s Struggle; My Feral Heart; The Gallery
RADIO CREDITS : Remember Mum
THEATRE CREDITS : The Real Thing; Waiting at the Water’s Edge; Ion; Airswimming; Talking it Over; Hell and High Water; Mr Blue Sky; Performance; The Memory Man; The Magpies; Interval; Cross Purpose; It’s All About the Holidays; A Tender Thing; The Mirror Crack’d; My One True Friend; Agatha
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : The Inside Story (Revised & Updated)’ by Hilary Kingsley.
AGENT : BWH, 85 Great Portland Street, First Floor , London, W1W 7LT.