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Susannah Corbett
Susannah Jane Corbett

(1968-08-10) 10 August 1968 (age 54)
Marylebone, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, author
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Dan
Children 2
Parent(s) Harry H. Corbett
Maureen Blott

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.

Early life

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. She made her television debut in November that year, in an episode of the ITV comedy-drama series Minder.

Her first major role came on ITV in 1993, in an episode of the third series of Peak Practice, as a cystic fibrosis sufferer. 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 Dalziel and Pascoe novels. She appeared in the series regularly between 1996 and 2000, returning for a guest appearance in 2005.

She then returned to Peak Practice to play Kerri Davidson, the physiotherapist, for three series. Corbett appeared in Holby City during October 2015.


She began to write 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.

Personal life

Corbett lives in a cottage in Ashburnham, East Sussex, with her family. She has two children.


Year Title Media Role Notes
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

Selected works

  • Dragon's Dinner (2009)
  • One Cool Cat (2011)
  • Harry H. Corbett – The Front Legs of the Cow (2012)
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