Lorraine Brunning appeared on Coronation Street in September 1997 as cookery teacher Mrs Medlock, whose evening classes at Weatherfield Comprehensive were attended by Mavis Wilton and Vera Duckworth.

Her other credits include roles in Play for Today, Third Time Lucky, The All Electric Amusement Arcade, The Manageress, EastEnders, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, Wallander, Peep Show, Pete Versus Life and the films Personal Services and Topsy-Turvy, while on stage she has appeared in productions of The Singing Group, Emma, The Lady in the Van and Fallout.