Brooke Burfitt is best known for her roles in Lifetime movies; Labor, Lies and Murder, Christmas at the Castle, Maternal Secrets and in Roku TV exclusive Christmas Lovers Anonymous.
Brooke spent her early years in Sydney, Australia, before starting primary school at l’écoles publiques de Magagnosc in the south of France. Her family moved to England when she was 7, and they settled in Virginia Water, Surrey until Brooke finished higher education at The Lady Eleanor Holles School. Her mother is Louise Burfitt-Dons, born in Kuwait, and is a crime thriller writer and the founder of charity Act Against Bullying. Her father, Donald Burfitt-Dons, born in Taranaky, New Zealand, was an airline captain for Qantas for thirty-eight years. She has one sister, Arabella Burfitt-Dons, who also works in the film industry.
Brooke graduated from University College of London in 2010, majoring in Economics and Business with East European Studies. Whilst studying, in the summer of 2009, she entered “Hollyoaks Desperately Seeking”, the nationwide search for the new character India in Hollyoaks. Brooke was selected for the final three to go on T4 Saturday, where a live audience watched when Beth Kingston was awarded the role. Post university, Brooke received her debut feature film role in Mark Noyce’s film “On The Ropes” where she played the role of Sarah, alongside Joe Egan, former sparring partner of Mike Tyson. She then went on to play Noreen next to John Thomson (Cold Feet, Fast Show) in comic book comedy “Pulp”, the first movie to be released by XBox. BBC award winning director, Martin Gooch cast Brooke as Sally Sneed in his feature “Death”, which won at the Feel Good Film Festival. Her role was reprised in Gooch’s sequel film “The Search For Simon”.
For her first supporting lead role as Kate, Brooke traveled to the Scottish Highlands to shoot zombie apocalypse movie “Plan Z”, starring BAFTA Cymru winner Stuart Brennan . The film was released on Netflix UK and did a run with UK Cineworld. Burfitt would return to Scotland years later for a very different role in romantic comedy “Christmas in the Highlands”, also released under the alternative title of “Christmas at the Castle” in the US on Lifetime.
In her first Lifetime movie role, Brooke played the villain in “Maternal Secrets”, starring Kate Mani (Days of our Lives) and Kelly McGillis (Top Gun). “Christmas at the Castle” would air later the same year on Lifetime. Burfitt stars alongside Dan Jeannotte, Geraldine Somerville, Caprice and Nicholas Farrell in this festive feel-good romance TV movie. It’s also been broadcast around the world, including UK’s Christmas24, Greece’s Kosmote, New Zealand’s Sky Go, France’s M6 and RTL in Benelux.
Brooke featured in two other Christmas films in 2021; the romantic lead in Roku TV exclusive and Canada’s CTV “Christmas Lovers Anonymous” and the antagonist in “The Most Wonderful Time”.
To launch 2022, Burfitt starred in Lifetime’s January 8th premiere movie “Labor, Lies and Murder”. Brooke plays mean girl Gina in “Love, Game Match” released this year on Pure Flix. She will next be seen in features “Grey Matter”, “The Soulmate Search” and “From Paradise, With Love”.
Brooke is married to attorney Rhys Williams and mother to daughter Dempsie Lee and fur babies Boston and Bailey.