Sarah Parish

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Sarah Parish
Born(1968-06-07) 7 June 1968 (age 46)
Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)James Murray (2007–present); 2 children
 
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Sarah Parish
Born(1968-06-07) 7 June 1968 (age 46)
Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)James Murray (2007–present); 2 children

Sarah Parish (born 7 June 1968) is an English actress. She is known for her work on TV series including: The Pillars of the Earth, Peak Practice, Hearts and Bones, Cutting It, Doctor Who, Mistresses, Merlin, the BBC TV series Atlantis and the ITV medical drama, Monroe.

Early years[edit]

Parish was born in Yeovil, Somerset to Bill and Thelma Parish; she has a sister Julie and one brother, the musician John Parish. She was educated at the local Preston School.

Personal life[edit]

Formerly a resident of Islington, Parish married James Murray on 15 December 2007 in Hampshire, where they currently reside. It was announced she was pregnant with their first child on 18 January 2008[1] and due on Parish's 40th birthday, 7 June 2008. Their daughter Ella-Jayne was born with a heart defect and died at the age of eight months in January 2009.[2] In her memory, Parish and Murray are raising funds for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton General Hospital.[3] Parish later gave birth to a second daughter.[4]

Career[edit]

After training at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, her appearance in a cult advert for Manchester-based Boddingtons bitter in 1994 (as Vera, who likes nothing better than "a good rub down with chip fat") led to a series of roles as Northern women, including Dawn Rudge in Peak Practice (1993), Allie Henshall in Cutting It (2002), Annie Naylor in Trust and Natalie Holden in Blackpool (2004) She starred alongside Debra Messing in the movie The Wedding Date, had a small role in The Holiday, which starred Jude Law, and appeared as the Empress of the Racnoss in the Christmas 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride".

Parish's most recent appearance was in the one-off drama Recovery. She also starred in the BBC series Shakespeare Retold in which she played Beatrice. She returned as GP Katie Roden in series two of Mistresses which was first shown on BBC One in February 2009. She played Lady Catrina in the BBC television series Merlin.[5] In November 2009, she starred in a short film to promote Somerset, commissioned by inward investment agency Into Somerset.[6] In 2011, Parish co-starred in ITV's medical drama Monroe, alongside James Nesbitt. She also appears in the BBC TV series Atlantis playing one of the main cast characters, Pasiphaë.[7]

Co-stars[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994The BillLinda PinchamEpisode:Taking Stock
1998Babes in the WoodRoxy1 Episode
1998Parting ShotsAd Agency Receptionist
1998Middleton's ChangelingAsylum Inmate
1997-1999Peak PracticeDawn Purge
2000BeastHelen
2000City CentralKaren Ridley
2000Brotherly LoveJulia Empthorpe
2000Kiss Me KateLiz
2001The ViceJane Farrell
2000-2001Hearts and BonesAmanda Thomas
2002-2005Cutting ItAllie Henshall
2003Unconditional LoveLydia Gray
2003TrustAnnie Naylor
2004BlackpoolNatalie Holden
2005The Wedding DateTJ
2005Monkey TrousersVarious Characters
2005ShakespeaRe-ToldBeatriceMuch Ado About Nothing
2006Agatha Christie's MarpleEvie Ballantine
2006If I Had YouSharon Myers
2006The HolidayHannah
2006Doctor WhoEmpressThe Runaway Bride (Doctor Who)
2009MerlinLady Catrina
2008-2010MistressesDr. Katie Roden
2010The Pillars of the EarthRegan Hamleigh
2011-2012MonroeJenny Bremner
2012Hatfields & McCoysLevicy Hatfield
2013Agatha Christie's PoirotFlossie MonroThe Big Four
2013BreathlessMargaret Dalton
2013AtlantisPasiphaë
2014W1AAnna Rampton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Mistresses to Mother-to-be: Newlywed Sarah Parish's baby joy". Daily Mail. 18 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Sarah Parish Mourning Death of Daughter" Celebrity Baby Blog, 20 January 2009
  3. ^ Ella-Jayne Murray Just Giving Page
  4. ^ "Sarah Parish's pregnancy joy following the death of her eight-month-old daughter". Daily Mail. 11 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Merlin: Series 2". Merlins Keep. Retrieved 7 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Somerset - where you and your business can grow - Into Somerset website
  7. ^ Power, Vicki (18 January 2014). "Atlantis actress Sarah Parish on dates, parties and being a noisy neighbour". Express. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Who's new". bbc.co.uk. 8 October 2006. Retrieved 8 October 2006. .
  9. ^ Dempster, Sarah (21 February 2007). "Scissor sister". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

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