Gabrielle Drake

Gabrielle Drake

Age
76
Birthday
Mar. 30th, 1944
Born in
Lahore, Punjab, British India, now Pakistan
Height
5' 5 1/2

Gabrielle Drake's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
UFO (UK) TV Show
UFO (UK)
Ffizz (UK) TV Show
Ffizz (UK)
Kelly Monteith (UK) TV Show
Kelly Monteith (UK)
The Brothers (UK) TV Show
The Brothers (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Gabrielle Drake was born March 30, 1944 in Lahore, Pakistan. Her father worked in an import/export company or as an engineer and she spent her first 8 years travelling around Burma, India, and the Orient. The family returned to England when Gabrielle was eight years old, after which they moved back near Stratford-upon-Avon. She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School for Girls in High Wycombe. After leaving school, she spent some time in Paris as an au pair girl looking after a family with four children. She then trained for several years at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts, then she joined a group of other recently graduated students to form the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.
Gabrielle stayed at the Everyman for three years and then became the youngest acting member during the reopening season of the famed Malvern Theatre Company. Afterwards she joined the Birmingham Repertory Company and perfected her craft at Manchester's Royal Exchange, the Bristol Old Vic, the New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic in productions as diverse as "The Cherry Orchard", "Titus Andronicus", "A Phoenix Too Frequent" and "Comedy of Errors".
Gabrielle made her television debut in "Intrigue" (1966) and then guested in "The Hidden Tiger", an episode of "The Avengers" (1961). She went on to appear in guest roles on "Coronation Street" (1960), "The Saint" (1962), "The Champions" (1968), "Journey to the Unknown" (1968), and "Virgin of the Secret Service" (1968) before landing the role of Lt. Gay Ellis in Gerry Anderson (I)'s "UFO" (1970). Then she made her feature film debut co-starring in Crossplot (1969), and also appeared in Connecting Rooms (1970).
After completing work on UFO, she appeared in a series of sex comedy films such as There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), Suburban Wives (1971), Au Pair Girls (1972) and Commuter Husbands (1973), but was also much seen on television, in particular as Jill Hammond in "The Brothers" (1972) which made her a household name.


TRIVIA:
  • Sister of the late singer/songwriter 'Nick Drake (I)' (qv).
  • An Associate Member of RADA.
  • She was unavailable for shooting UFO during episodes 5-7, and later for episodes 18-26


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