Sarah Lancashire

Highest Rated: 100% The Dresser (2015)
Lowest Rated: 32% Dad's Army (2016)
Birthday: Oct 4, 1964
Birthplace: Not Available
In 1981, began to suffer from clinical depression. From 1986, due to a scarcity of acting roles, supported herself financially by working as a drama teacher at Salford University for five years. Made her West End debut in 1990 in Blood Brothers. Daughter of television scriptwriter, Geoffrey Lancashire, who notably worked on ITV soap Coronation Street; she joined the show in 1991 as popular recurring character, Raquel Watts. Signed an exclusive deal with ITV, worth 1.3 million; making her Britain's highest-paid actress. In 1993, experienced a nervous breakdown, confiding only in her family, and did not take time off work until her mother forced her to seek medical help. Has stated that remaining single for five years, attending therapy sessions and taking antidepressants helped her overcome her illness. Played Adelaide in Guys and Dolls in the West End in 2005. As actress and director, is known for Happy Valley (2014). Was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% The First Film Actor 2016
32% Dad's Army Mrs. Pike $4.7M 2016
100% The Dresser Madge 2015
No Score Yet Wuthering Heights Nelly 2009
72% When Did You Last See Your Father? Beaty $0.8M 2008
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Actor 2007
No Score Yet Gentlemen's Relish Actor 2006
No Score Yet Sons & Lovers Actor 2003
No Score Yet Back Home Peggy Dickinson 2001
No Score Yet Gentlemen's Relish Violet Askey 2001
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Coral Atkins 1999

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Zoo
2017
Narrator
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
94% Kiri
2018
Miriam
  • 2018
100% Happy Valley
2014-2016
Catherine Cawood
  • 2018
  • 2016
98% Last Tango in Halifax
2012-2017
Caroline
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
76% The Paradise
2012-2013
Miss Audrey
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Miss Whisset Mrs. Corney Coral Atkins Nelly Miss Audrey
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2000
  • 1989
No Score Yet Inspector George Gently
2008-2017
  • 2012
94% Doctor Who
2006
  • 2008

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