Sarah Hadland

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Sarah Hadland
Born(1971-02-20) 20 February 1971 (age 43)
London, England, UK
OccupationActress
Height5 feet 1.5 inches (1.56 m)
 
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Sarah Hadland
Born(1971-02-20) 20 February 1971 (age 43)
London, England, UK
OccupationActress
Height5 feet 1.5 inches (1.56 m)

Sarah Hadland (born 20 February 1971) is an English actress who is most notable for her role as Stevie in the BBC television series Miranda and her work with David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Early life and education[edit]

Sarah Hadland was born in London and trained in dance from the age of three. During her schooling at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire, she became involved in human beatboxing and amateur dramatics with Tempo (formerly known as Scamps) youth group in Wilmslow.[1] Following training at the Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, Surrey, she commenced her theatre career aged 19 in musicals such as Cats and Grease in London's West End.[2]

After six years, she transferred to touring theatre, including playing in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It was during this period she began to develop her talents as a voiceover artist, with credits including the white kitten in the Catsan commercial, squeaking: I can't find my litter tray; and the America surfer girl in a VO5 shampoo advert, who says: It's great for my body.[1] She has provided her voice as an addition for the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Quest VIII.

Career[edit]

Her television career began with supporting roles in Bad Girls and The Bill, before she moved on to bigger roles in comedies Green Wing and Broken News. She also starred in the films Confetti and Magicians alongside comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and BBC One's Learners. In November 2009, she joined Miranda Hart in the BBC comedy series Miranda, based upon the BBC Radio 2 series Miranda Hart's Joke Shop and featuring the same principal actors.

From 2007, she has also had a recurring role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Bleak Expectations, a loving parody of Charles Dickens' novels and of Victoriana in general. As well as providing the voice of Lily (née Bin) Sourquill, the daughter of Sir Philip ('Pip') Bin over the four series to date, she also voiced the characters Ripely Fecund (Pip's third wife, in series 2) and Miss Christmasham (a parody of Great Expectations' Miss Havisham, in series 3). In 2011, Hadland was cast as the new English teacher, Linda Radleigh in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. She also stars in Horrible Histories on the CBBC channel. Hadland is currently appearing as Trish in the ITV sitcom The Job Lot which is set in a busy unemployment bureau in the West Midlands.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearFilmRole
1998BasilWindmere House Chambermaid
1999Julie and the CadillacsGirl on stage
2006ConfettiJen
2007MagiciansCarol
Grow Your OwnCarla
2008Quantum of SolaceOcean Sky receptionist
2010Leap YearAirport customer service agent
2010Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (English dub)Celia Reidley
2012Now Is GoodCaroline
2013Burton & TaylorKathryn Walker

Television[edit]

YearSeriesRoleNotes
1994A Dark-Adapted EyeElsieTV film
1998Bob and MargaretVarious characters
2002Bad GirlsSpikeAppeared in three episodes
Daddy's GirlDC ParkesTV film
2002, 2004The BillMel Roland
Lara Silliton
Episode 18.74
Episode 20.62
2002, 2006DoctorsDebs
Wendy Driscoll
Episode 5.16: "Too Late for Goodbyes"
Episode 8.45: "Shadowplay"
2003Sweet MedicineJillEpisode 1.5
2004CasualtySandra LeeEpisode 18.29: "Parenthood"
Peep ShowKarenEpisode 2.6
2005Man Stroke WomanCustomer
Woman In Pub
Episode 1.2
Episode 1.5
HeatwavePippa ConnorsTV film
BeethovenJohanna van BeethovenTV mini-series: parts 2 and 3
Fireman SamFirefighter Penny MorrisTV series
Mile HighGinaEpisode 2.23
Broken NewsClaireAppeared in all six episodes
2006Green WingNurseEpisode 2.7
SaxondaleTinaEpisode 1.5
2007SupernormalChangerella
Additional voices
Appeared in 26 episodes
LearnersFionaTV film
The IT CrowdMargaretEpisode 2.4: "The Dinner Party"
2008–10That Mitchell and Webb LookVarious charactersAppeared in 17 episodes (series 2–4)
2008Love SoupSarahEpisode 2.4: "The Menaced Assassin"
Beautiful PeopleMiss DunnderdaleEpisode 1.5: "How I Got My Tongs"
After You've GoneLisaEpisode 3.6: "Damaged"
2008–09Moving WallpaperGillian McGovernAppeared in 18 episodes
2009–13Horrible HistoriesVarious charactersSeries regular in series 1, 2,4 & 5
2009–14MirandaStevie SuttonAll episodes of series 1,2 and 3, apart from 2.5
2010How Not to Live Your LifeKarenEpisode 3.1: "Don's New Job"
2011–12Waterloo RoadLinda RadleighAppeared in 9 episodes (Series 7, eps 7.13 – 7.21)
The JuryTanya HawkinsEpisode 2 –
The Bleak Old Shop of StuffMiss Tightclench
2013–presentThe Job LotTrishAll 12 episodes

Video games[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Radio appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b From cat litter to the cat's whiskers Swindon Advertiser – 14 November 2003
  2. ^ Sarah's big break as star of Confetti Wilmslow Express – 24 May 2006
  3. ^ Reid-Smith, Tris (26 April 2012). "Gay actor Russell Tovey to star in new ITV sitcom". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 

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