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Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire is an English actress whose career began in 1986. Lancashire's first acting roles were in local theatre, with small guest roles in television dramas and sitcoms. After coming to public attention with roles in popular programmes including Coronation Street, (1991-1996, 2000) Where the Heart Is (1997–1999) and Clocking Off (2000), Lancashire signed a two-year golden handcuffs contract with the ITV network, appearing exclusively in ITV1 programming for the next two years. Lancashire has continued to work extensively across a variety of television drama genres, including guest appearances, regular roles in returning series and with featured roles in standalone miniseries' and television films. Her more prolific work includes the drama series' Lark Rise to Candleford (2008-2011), Last Tango in Halifax (2012-2020) and Happy Valley (2014, 2016-). Lancashire has appeared in the feature films And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Dad's Army and has returned to West End Theatre several times since her 1990 stint in Blood Brothers. Her combined acting credits have earned Lancashire a number of awards and nominations over a career spanning four decades and a prominent status within the British Television Industry of the 21st century.[1] Lancashire was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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Oct 4, 1964 In Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Where the Heart Is 1969-09-08
Latest Project:
Series Julia 2022
Known For
Poster of Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Poster of School of Roars
Poster of Dad's Army
Poster of Doctor Who
Series Julia Julia Child 2022
Movie Everybody's Talking About Jamie Margaret New 2021-09-10
Movie Yesterday Liz 2019-06-27
Series MotherFatherSon Angela Howard 2019-03-06
Series The Accident Polly Bevan 2019-10-24
Series Kiri Miriam Grayson 2018-01-10
Movie Christmas at St Paul's 2018-12-24
Series School of Roars Mrs. Twirlyhorn 2017-02-06
Movie Dad's Army Mrs. Pike 2016-02-05
Movie Fair Cop: A Century Of British Policewomen Narrator 2015-03-16
Movie The Dresser Madge 2015-10-31
Movie The First Film Lizze Le Prince (voice) 2015-07-03
Series Happy Valley Catherine Cawood 2014-04-29
Series The Paradise Miss Audrey 2012-09-25
Series Last Tango in Halifax Caroline 2012-11-20
Series Five Daughters Rosemary Nicholls 2010-04-25
Series Wuthering Heights Nelly Dean 2009-08-30
Series All the Small Things Esther Caddick 2009-03-31
Series Lark Rise to Candleford 2008-01-13
Movie Sex, the City and Me Ruth Gilbert 2007-06-16
Series Skins Unknown 2007-01-25
Movie When Did You Last See Your Father? Beaty 2007-10-05
Series Oliver Twist Mrs. Corney 2007-12-18
Series Angel Cake Unknown 2006-09-15
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Angel Cake Elaine Wilson 2006-09-15
Series The Rotters' Club Barbara Chase 2005-01-26
Movie Cherished Angela Cannings 2005-02-22
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Movie Sons & Lovers Gertrude Morel 2003-01-12
Movie The Cry Meg Bartlet 2002-04-08
Series The Cry Meg Bartlett 2002-04-08
Series Rose and Maloney 2002-09-29
Movie Birthday Girl Rachel Jones 2002-12-22
Movie Gentlemen's Relish Violtet Askey 2001-01-01
Series The Glass Carol Parker 2001-05-27
Movie Back Home Peggy Dickinson 2001-10-22
Series Clocking Off Yvonne Kolakowski 2000-01-23
Movie Seeing Red Coral Atkins 2000-03-19
Series Chambers Unknown 2000-06-15
Movie My Fragile Heart Trina Lavery 2000-09-17
Series Where the Heart Is Ruth Goddard 1997-04-06
Series Bloomin' Marvellous Liz Deakin 1997-09-08
Series Murder Most Horrid Unknown 1991-11-14
Series About Face Unknown 1989-11-06
Series Where the Heart Is Unknown 1969-09-08