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   born 1944                         actress




    biog.

    • Gabrielle Drake (born 30 March 1944) is a British actress who was born in Lahore, Pakistan and lived in several Far East countries until her family returned to Britain.

    • Drake, a classically trained actress with extensive experience in Shakespearean plays is best known as the iconic Lt. Gay Ellis in the 1970 science fiction television series UFO.


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    • In the series, the character of Lt. Ellis commanded Moonbase, which was Earth's first line of defence against invading flying saucers.

    • The costumes worn by Drake and her female co-stars included grey catsuits and mauve or purple-colored wigs (the practical reason for which was never explained in the series).

    • One of the best-remembered cast members of the series, Drake only appeared in about half of the episodes producing, leaving the series midway through production to pursue other opportunities.

    • Some of her better-known films include There's a Girl in My Soup opposite Peter Sellers, Au Pair Girls, and a 1985 made-for-TV version of The Importance of Being Earnest.

    • She has also appeared in a number of British television series, including Coronation Street, The Brothers, and Crossroads.

    • She continues to perform in theatre and makes occasional film and TV appearances.

    • Her brother is the late singer/songwriter, Nick Drake.


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    filmography

    1. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In the Guise of Death (2005) (TV)
    2. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance (2003) (TV)

    3. "Medics" (1995) TV Series
    4. The Steal (1994)

    5. Mr. H Is Late (1988) (TV)
    6. "Ffizz" (1987) TV Series
    7. "Crossroads" (1985-1988) TV Series
    8. The Importance of Being Earnest (1985) (TV)
    9. "Number 10" (1982) TV Series
    10. All About a Prima Ballerina (1980)

    11. "Kelly Monteith" (1979) TV Series
    12. "The Upchat Line" (1977) TV Series
    13. Kill Two Birds (1976) (TV)
    14. Red (1976)
    15. "Village Hall" (1974) TV Series
    16. UFO ...annientare S.H.A.D.O. stop. Uccidete Straker... (1974)
    17. Commuter Husbands (1973)
    18. "The Brothers" (1972-1974) TV Series
    19. Au Pair Girls (1972)
    20. Suburban Wives (1971)
    21. There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
    22. e "UFO" (1970) TV Series
    23. s Connecting Rooms (1970)

    24. Crossplot (1969)
    25. "Coronation Street" (1967) TV Series
    26. The Man Outside (1967)


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    height:

      5' 5" (1.66 m)


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