Lip Service season one may be at an end but before we try to move on I have to include the lovely Ms Heather Peace into our coveted Alainn or Appalling section. After all, if she wasn’t so damn sexy Cat’s dilemma wouldn’t have played out with any real conviction.
Born the same month as my lovely self, Heather Peace is both a musician and an actress. She began her career using both of these talents starring in musicals such as My Fair Lady before starting to show up on our TV screens with small roles in The Bill and Emmerdale. Heather then went on to get into the action with some meaty roles in shows like London’s Burning and Ultimate Force. Peace has not allowed herself be typecast however, and went on to play a single mother in The Chase.
Heather has not let all of this acting success hinder her music career and gigs around Pride events as well as sell out concerts in the UK. Something tells me her next tour will be larger than anything she has done before, after all, she did steel many a heart while she appeared as DS Sam Murray in BBC3’s Lip Service. In fact, putting all of her achievements together the people at the Independent have placed Heather at no 40 on their Pink List, which lists the “most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain today”. Impressive eh.
So what is it that made her appearance on Lip Service spark such a reaction? I wonder if the writers knew that so many people watching thought she was sexier than Frankie? Perhaps they wrote Sam as a character that was rock solid and dependable, the one your best friend would want you to choose, but assumed we would all find Frankie hotter. The fact there was such a split in opinion between the two characters added a great deal to the show but something tells me the show creators thought the whole audience would want Cat to choose Frankie. I could be wrong, but my guess is that Heather’s portrayal of Sam added a great deal to a story that could have been quiet dull and obvious. Or perhaps I am just trying to desperately convince myself they won’t write her out of it if we are lucky enough to be graced with a second season!
So what do you think of the sultry Ms Peace?