Tricia Penrose is the name of an English actress and singer whose best-known role has been in the drama Heartbeat which aired on ITV and was the longest running drama in the 1960s. She has played the role continuously from 1993 to 2010. She also has other noteworthy roles to her credit.
Tricia Penrose-birth, education, and childhood
Tricia’s real name is Patricia Penrose and she was born on 9 April 1970 in Kirkby, Lancashire in England. There is no information available in her wiki on her parents. But it is said that she has an elder brother Paul and a sister called Julie whom was lost and she met her only in 2001. There is not much revealed about her childhood and it is also not known which high school and college she attended for her studies.
It is also not known whether she has undergone any professional training or courses for her acting and singing career. Her nationality and ethnicity are British.
Tricia Penrose-career and net worth
Tricia’s first TV role was in Brookside in which she was cast as WPC Emma Reid. In 1987 she appeared as Lindy Yates in Boon’s one episode. She also had a role in Vroom in 1988. In 1990, she had roles in Medics and Dancin’ Thru the Dark. In the early 1990s, she also appeared in Coronation Street and Emmerdale Farm. She was also seen in Terraces in 1993.
After this came her longest running role of Gina Ward in Heartbeat. Her superb acting and her on-screen on-and-off relationship with Phil Bellamy which was played by Mark Jordon which kept the viewers hooked to the show. She played the role of Hayley Gosling in Justice which was a critically acclaimed legal drama on British TV.
Her main focus was acting but she also had an interest in singing. She has released 2 singles and reached the final of The Song for Europe competition but did not win it. She has also sung several times on Heartbeat. This April when her co-star Bill Maynard died, she spoke to Leicester Mercury:
“We were together for 18 years on Heartbeat. Bill was an absolute legend. He was such a great actor, such a great character.”
Tricia Penrose-celebrity appearances
Tricia has appeared as a celebrity of several shows and contests on British TV. She was a participant on 2010 Celebrity MasterChef and in 2008 had released her DVD on aerobics. She also participated on 2013 Celebrity Big Brother. She has been part of several singing contests and also did a charity program for cancer patients. In 2015, she appeared on Big Star’s Little Stars with her son Freddy.
Tricia Penrose-business ventures
She is director of Simple Luxury Travel and also of Adlington Memorial Park. She is the ambassador of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Her net worth is not known.
Tricia Penrose-husband and children
Tricia is a married woman. Her husband is Mark Simpkin whom she married on 12 April 2003. She has two children with him-son Jake who was born on 10 September 2003 and a second son named Freddy who was delivered on 8 August 2008.
Tricia is active on the social media. She has a Facebook page with 10.8k likes. She also has a Twitter handle and an Instagram which has nearly 3.2k fans. Her height is 5 feet and 4 inches and other body measurements are missing in her bio. She has brown hair and hazel-colored eyes.
Source: Leicester Mercury, imdb, en.wikipedia.org