Everything you need to know about Sarah Lancashire

Everything you need to know about Sarah Lancashire

It’s fair to say Sarah Lancashire has become a national treasure with her catalogue of roles. From Coronation Street to Happy Valley, the experienced actress has had her fair share of tricky roles. Here’s everything you need to know about Sarah.


Where is Sarah Lancashire from?

Sarah is from Oldham.

Who was Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley?

Sarah played police sergeant and grandmother Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley, the gripping crime drama will hopefully be returning to our screens for the third series very soon.

What else has Sarah Lancashire been in?

As well as starring in Happy Valley, Sarah has also been in Coronation Street, Where the Heart is, Clocking Off, Lark Rise to Candleford and more recently, Last Tango in Halifax where she played head teacher, Caroline. Sarah will also be starring in new drama, Kiri which you can read more about here.

Has Sarah Lancashire ever been on the West End?

Sarah’s acting career began in the theatre starring in various plays in Manchester before making her West End debut as Linda in Blood Brothers back in 1990. Since then she has been in various other shows such as Guys and Dolls and Little Shop of Horrors.

What awards has Sarah Lancashire won?

Sarah has won a whole host of awards but her most notable include best actress for both Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley at the British Academy Television Awards plus best drama performance for her role in Happy Valley at the National Television Awards in 2017.

 Sarah in latest drama, Kiri. 

Sarah in latest drama, Kiri. 

How old is Sarah Lancashire?

Sarah Lancashire is currently 53.

How tall is Sarah Lancashire?

She is 5’8 tall.

Does Sarah Lancashire have a husband?

Yes, at age 22 she married her first husband Gary Hargreaves. The two had two sons together before divorcing in 1995 after ten years of marriage. In 2001, she married television executive Peter Salmon and the pair are still happily married and have a son together.