Sharon Small

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Sharon Small
Born(1967-01-01) 1 January 1967 (age 47)
Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland
Years active1994-present
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Sharon Small
Born(1967-01-01) 1 January 1967 (age 47)
Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland
Years active1994-present

Sharon Small (born 1 January 1967) is a Scottish actress acclaimed for her dramatic work in film, radio, theatre, and television. Her best-known TV role is that of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in the BBC television adaptation of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries by Elizabeth George. She joined the cast of Law and Order: UK as DI Elizabeth Flynn during series 8.

Education and personal life[edit]

Small was born in the Drumchapel district of Glasgow in 1967, the eldest of five children. She attended Kinghorn Primary School where she was the Kinghorn Gala Queen in her final year. She then attended Balwearie High School in Kirkcaldy. Small went on to complete a drama course at what is now Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy, whose graduates include actors Ewan McGregor and Dougray Scott. After moving to London, Small studied drama at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she graduated in 1989.[citation needed] [1]



1997Bumping the OddsTerry-Best Actress Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival
1998DrivenCaroline HallDandelion Films-
2002About a BoyChristine--
2004Dear FrankieMarieUniversal-
2004Belly ButtonKikaSatellite Pictures-
2009Pop Art short film-Forward Films


1994TaggartMichelle GibsonSMG Productions1 episode
1996Doctor FinlayIrene Gallagher-1 episode
1997The BillGina NashITV-
1997Hamish MacbethWPC Anne Patterson-1 episode
1997No Child of MineLinda--
1999–2000SunburnCarol Simpson-14 episodes
2000Glasgow KissCara Rossi-6 episodes
2003Cutting ItBoo Wiberley--
2001–2007Inspector Lynley MysteriesDS Barbara Havers-nominated for Most Popular Actress and the Golden Satellite Award
2005A Midsummer Night's DreamTitaniaBBC's Shakespeare Retold season-
2006RebusMiranda Masterson--
2007Nina and the NeuronsBud the Taste Neuron-7 episodes
2009MurderlandDr Laura MaitlandITV3 episodes
2008–2010MistressesTrudi MalloyBBC-
2010Agatha Christie's MarpleMary PritchardITV adaptation of "Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium", aired in the US on PBS-
2011Downton AbbeyMarigold Shore-1 episode
2012Kidnap and RansomBeth CooperITV3 episodes
2012New TricksMinnie/Annabel TilsonBBC1 episode
2013Silent WitnessGeraldine BriggsBBC2 episodes
2013Call the MidwifeNora HardingBBC1 episode
2014Death in ParadiseDorothy FosterBBC1 episode
2014Midsomer MurdersRuth CameronITVEpisode: series 16 episode 3 "Wild Harvest"
2014–Law & Order: UKDI Elizabeth 'Liz' FlynnITVFrom series 8 episode 8 ("Repeat to Fade") onwards, to replace Paterson Joseph.


Small has appeared in 35 plays to date,[citation needed] her credits include;

1994The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt BrechtPollyLondon Donmar Theatre
1996The Nun-Greenwich Studio Theatre
1998London Cuckolds by Edward Ravencroft-Royal National Theatre
2004When Harry Met SallyMarieTheatre Royal Haymarket
2005Lear by Edward BondFortanelleSheffield Crucible Theatre
2009Life Is A DreamEstrellaDonmar Warehouse
2010Spur of the Moment by Anya ReissVicky EvansRoyal Court Theatre
2010Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont StewartMaggie MorrisonNational Theatre
2014Arden of Faversham[2] by AnonymousAlice ArdenRoyal Shakespeare Company


At The Foot Of The CrossNarrator
High Table, Lower OrdersZoe
"Dr. Finlay - The Adventures Of A Black Bag"Nurse Angus
The Order of ReleaseEffie Ruskin

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