Lorraine Cheshire

Lorraine Cheshire (born 15 August 1958) is an English actress, known for her roles as Sue Benson in the Sky sitcom Trollied, Fleur Budgen in the BBC One school-based drama Waterloo Road and Lorraine Bird in the Channel 4 school-based drama series Ackley Bridge.[1]

Lorraine Cheshire
Born (1958-08-15) 15 August 1958 (age 61)
Hulme, Manchester, England
Years active1999–present


Cheshire made her professional acting debut in two episodes of the BBC series Cranford, portraying the role of Jo Warren.[2] After that, she made appearances in series such as Clocking Off, Having It Off and Holby City.[3]

In 2003, Cheshire was cast in her first main role, in the BBC series Early Doors. She portrayed the role of Joan Bell for two series.[1] From 2007 to 2012, she appeared in the BBC drama Waterloo Road in the recurring role of Fleur Budgen.[4] Then in 2008, Cheshire starred in the BBC Three series Massive as Lorraine Finnegan.[5]

From 2011 to 2018, Cheshire starred in the Sky sitcom Trollied as customer service representative Sue Benson.[6] She appeared in all seven series, as well as the specials.[7] While appearing in Trollied, Cheshire also appeared in the BBC series In the Club as Geraldine for 12 episodes.[8] In 2017, Cheshire began portraying the role of Lorraine Bird in the Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Cheshire began acting at the age of 35, after her husband was made redundant from the Army.[8] She attended the Arden Drama School in Manchester, and later joined the Manchester Actors Company.[8][10]


  1. ^ a b Meads, Glenn (12 June 2018). "From Manchester to Ackley Bridge: meet the actor people mistake for a nurse". I Love Manchester (MCR). Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Curtis Brown". www.curtisbrown.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. ^ McWilliams, Helen. "Lorraine Cheshire ~ From Joan to Geraldine Via Sue!". Union Times. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ "BBC One - Waterloo Road, Series 7, Episode 25". BBC. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ "BBC Three - Massive, Recording the Single". BBC. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Cameras roll on series 7 of Sky1's Trollied at Bristol's Bottle Yard Studios". DestinationBristol. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  7. ^ "We take a look at new Sky1HD comedy 'Trollied' starring Jane Horrocks and Mark Addy". TellyMix. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Spotlight On… Lorraine Cheshire". Entertainment Views. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  9. ^ "School drama never dies – Ackley Bridge vs Waterloo Road". The Edge. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Wythenshawe - Lorraine Cheshire". www.wythenshawe.btck.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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