Liverpool-born actress Kate Fitzgerald appeared in Coronation Street in January 2015 as Nancy Tinker, the mother of Beth Sutherland. She briefly reprised the role in January 2018.

Kate is most famous for appearing as Doreen Corkhill for five years in Brookside but her long list of credits includes Peak Practice, Casualty, Clocking Off, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors and Cilla. She has also worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In recent times, Kate has appeared in long-running ITV comedy drama Benidorm.