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- Sarah Parish
- Yeovil Somerset England
- United Kingdom
- Fencing Swimming Scuba Diving
- Sultry With Sexual Undertones And Charisma.
- Rudeness. And Bad Service.
Sarah Parish (born 7 June 1968) is an English actress. Parish is known for her work on such TV series as: Peak Practice, Hearts and Bones, Cutting It, Doctor Who and Mistresses.
Parish was born in Yeovil, Somerset to parents Bill and Thelma; she also has one sister (Julie) and one brother (John Parish). She was educated at the local Preston School. 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) and Natalie Holden in Blackpool (2004) She starred alongside Debra Messing in the movie The Wedding Date, had a small role in The Holiday with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet and appeared as the Empress Of Racnoss in the Christmas 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride". Her most recent appearance was in the one-off drama Recovery. After an impressive run in the first series, Sarah Parish will return as GP Katie Roden in series two of Mistresses, filming is due to begin in 2009.
She has frequently co-starred opposite the Scottish actor David Tennant — in the 2004 musical serial Blackpool; the Tony Marchant drama Recovery and the 2006 Doctor Who Christmas special episode "The Runaway Bride". She has joked that "We're like George and Mildred - in 20 years' time we'll probably be doing a ropey old sitcom in a terraced house in Preston
Sarah lived in Islington, London.She now lives in Hamphire with her husband James Murray. She has a Border Terrier dog called Pig, and drives a Mercedes-Benz SLK in silver.
Her hobbies include fencing, swimming and scuba diving; and she apparently has a love for cleaning. Her brother is musician John Parish.
Sarah got married to actor James Murray on December 15, 2007 in Hampshire, England. It was announced she was pregnant with their first child on January 18, 2008 and due on Sarah's 40th Birthday, 7th June 2008. Both were reportedly "delighted" with the news. She has since given birth to a daughter, Ella-Jayne.