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Susannah Jane Corbett
10 August 1968
|Parent(s)||Harry H. Corbett |
Susannah Jane Corbett (born 10 August 1968) is an English actress and author. Her acting career began in 1991 and she has performed on television, film and radio. As an author, she writes children's books.
Born in Marylebone in London, Corbett is the daughter of actor Harry H. Corbett, known for the BBC Television sitcom Steptoe and Son, and his second wife Maureen (née Blott). She attended Moira House Girls School in Eastbourne, East Sussex and trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School, Debden, Loughton, Essex.
In 1991, Corbett had a small role, credited as "Lady in coach", in the adventure film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. In November 1991, she made her television debut, as Sadie Meadows in an episode of the ITV comedy-drama series Minder.
Her first major role came in 1993 in an episode of the third series of Peak Practice on ITV as a cystic fibrosis sufferer, Vanessa Machin. She is best known for her role as Ellie Pascoe, wife of one of the title characters, Peter Pascoe, in Dalziel and Pascoe, a popular BBC television drama series based on Reginald Hill's novels. She appeared in the series regularly between 1996 and 2000, returning for a guest appearance in 2005.
Corbett started writing picture books for her children, and her first published work, Dragon's Dinner, was published on 20 August 2009. A second book, One Cool Cat, was published in spring 2011. She has also written the life story of her father, Harry H. Corbett: The Front Legs of the Cow, which was published in March 2012.
|1991||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||film||Lady in Coach|
|Minder||television||Sadie Meadows||1 episode: Too Many Crooks|
|1993||Screen One||television||Judith||1 episode: The Bullion Boys|
|Peak Practice||television||Vanessa Machin||1 episode: Other Lives|
|Casualty||television||Lynne||1 episodes: The Ties That Bind|
|1995||A Mind to Murder||television||DS Kim Horrocks|
|First Knight||film||Young Woman in Crowd|
|The Bill||television||Laura Winters||1 episode: Under the Doctor|
|1996–2005||Dalziel and Pascoe||television||Ellie Pascoe||Series regular (16 episodes)|
|2000–2002||Peak Practice||television||Kerri Davidson||3 series: Skin Deep (2000), Still Waters (2001) and 12.13 (2002)|
|2003||Doctors||television||Jenny Reynolds||1 episode: Deliverance|
|Casualty||television||Sally Fielding||1 episode: Love Hurts|
|2010||Holby City||television||Anne Patching||1 episode: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year|
- Dragon's Dinner (2009)
- One Cool Cat (2011)
- Harry H. Corbett – The Front Legs of the Cow (2012)