Person Details

Birthday: 1964-10-04 01:17:39

Aliases: Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 13

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Happy Valley
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8

Happy Valley

(2014) Catherine Cawood
Wuthering Heights
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7

Wuthering Heights

(2009) Nelly Dean
The Paradise
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7

The Paradise

(2014) Miss Audrey
Kiri
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6

Kiri

(2018) Miriam Grayson
Oliver Twist
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6

Oliver Twist

(2007) Mrs. Corney
MotherFatherSon
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6

MotherFatherSon

(2019) Angela Howard
The Dresser
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7

The Dresser

(2016) Madge
Where the Heart Is
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0

Where the Heart Is

(1997) Ruth Goddard

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Margaret New
2019 Liz
Angela Howard
2018 Miriam Grayson
2016 Madge
Mrs. Pike
2015 Lizze Le Prince (voice)
Narrator
2014 Miss Audrey
Catherine Cawood
2012 Caroline
2010 Rosemary Nicholls
2009 Nelly Dean
Esther Caddick
2008 N/A
2007 Mrs. Corney
N/A
Beaty
Ruth Gilbert
N/A
2006 N/A
Elaine Wilson
N/A
2005 N/A
Angela Cannings
Barbara Chase
2003 Gertrude Morel
2002 Rachel Jones
N/A
Meg Bartlet
2001 Peggy Dickinson
Carol Parker
Violtet Askey
2000 N/A
Coral Atkins
Yvonne Kolakowski
1997 Liz Deakin
Ruth Goddard
1991 N/A
1989 N/A
1969 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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