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Occupation  Actress

Name  Kerry Peers
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Full Name  Kerry Roberta Peers
Born  1 November 1964 (age 51) (1964-11-01) Northop Hall, Wales

Kerry Peers (born 1 November 1964) is a British actress who is best known for her role in The Bill where she played Suzi Croft from 1993 to 1998. She has also been in Casualty, Doctors, Holby City and Brookside.

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Early life

Kerry Roberta Peers was born on 1 November 1964 in the small village of Northop Hall, near Mold in North Wales, where she spent her childhood.

Acting

Peers moved to London where she attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. On leaving drama school she performed in a number of plays, such as Les liaisons dangereuses (with the Royal Shakespeare Company) and was also in the original cast of Alan Ayckbourn's Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Kerry also featured in a number of television series such as We Are Seven, Unnatural Pursuits with Alan Bates and September Song as well as the TV movie The Marshal (1993) with Alfred Molina and Gemma Craven.

In 1993 Kerry joined the regular cast of The Bill, playing the part of the much loved, no-nonsense DC Suzi Croft until quitting the show in 1998 whereupon Kerry moved back to North Wales. Since then she has continued to appear on television, playing visiting lead roles in programmes such as Waterloo Road (TV series), Casualty, Holby City, The Case, Doctors (2000 TV series), The Royal Today, Secrets and Words, Hollyoaks and Paul Abbott's Shameless (UK TV series). She was also a regular member of the Brookside cast between 2002–03, playing the part of Helen Carey who turned out to be the daughter of Ray Hilton, played by Kenneth Cope from the much loved 60's TV series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).

Kerry has also continued to appear on-stage, playing Nurse Ratched in an acclaimed version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (play) directed by Terry Hands at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Paradise Bound at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and playing Billy's mother in Billy Liar at the Liverpool Playhouse. She has also performed in a number of plays directed by one of the UK's leading young directors, Nikolai Foster. These included a career defining Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (play) as well as parts in Ayckbourn'a Absent Friends (play), A Song at Twilight by Noël Coward, Terry Johnson's Dead Funny and a touring production of Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret in 2013.

Kerry won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award in 2003 for Best Actress In A Supporting Actress Role for her part in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

References

Kerry Peers Wikipedia


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