Ingrid Marcella Lacey is a British actress. She is known for her role as Helen Cooper in the Channel 4 sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey (1993–98). Her film appearances include Funny Man (1994), In Love and War (1996) and The Cat’s Meow (2001).
Lacey is best known for her role as Helen Cooper in Drop the Dead Donkey. She was born in Surrey, UK and educated at Godalming College and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 1981. She has acted in films, radio, TV series and theatre productions, such as Lolly Susi’s Gone to LA at the Hampstead Theatre, London, where she had to shave her head for her role of a woman suffering from breast cancer and in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. She has also appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in the productions “Blood” and “Our Late Night”. In 2007 she was in the Bush Theatre’s production of “Elling” which transferred to the Trafalgar Studios, while in 2011, she appeared as Tricia in Brad Fraser’s 5 @ 50, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.