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Sadie began her career as an actress at a very young age in radio, television and theatre. Continuing to work alongside school, it was her passion. Alongside her jobs she would also source brilliant teachers and projects in the Manchester area (the contact theatre/royal exchange youth group/the zion centre).


At 18 she decided to apply for drama school and trained at Drama Centre London, graduating in 2008 with a First Class Honours degree. The training was of such a high level and she met some incredible people.


Following further work in the industry she reached a point where she decided to step away and try something completely different and help run her family's business 'The Yard' in Cheshire. After taking 5 years off she missed it and re-entered the industry and loves having her foot back in the door with a lot more life experience behind her.


Sadie believes as an actor you are constantly developing, even when you’re not acting. The more you grow in yourself, the better you become. She learnt so much from her fellow actors and has been lucky enough to work with some of the best.


"It’s about storytelling, it can be so powerful."


"This art form is so important in today's world. As an actor you are bringing your truth to portray and honour a character and the story you are telling."


Sadie takes so much pleasure in transforming and discovering a character at their core.

"The highlights of my career include Steel Magnolias UK tour (“Her performance is of touching poignancy” – What’s On Stage) where I was proud to share a stage with Isla Blair, Cherie Lunghi, Kacey Ainsworth, Cheryl Campbell and Denise Welch. Prior to this, another favourite role that I could really get my teeth into was Flick Mellor in the BAFTA-winning TV series Waterloo Road."  

- Graduated with First Class Honours Degree in Acting from Drama Centre London

- Nominated for Laurence Olivier Bursary Award

- Nominated for Spotlight Prize

Full Credit List




2018: Rachel Wyndham, 10:01 The Minute They Came, Shooting Fish

2013: Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Riverside Studios and Wirksworth Festival, Jagged Fence Productions

2012: Shelby, Steel Magnolias UK Tour, David Ian Productions 

2012: Gloria, The Final Stage (Winner) ‘Seconds’ by Alex Clarke at The Pleasance Theatre

2010: Helen Hawkins, Love On The Dole, The Finborough Theatre, Jagged Fence Productions

1998: Young Molly, Jake’s Women, European Premiere, The Library Theatre Manchester


Television & Film


2020: Dr Fry, Hollyoaks, Lime Pictures, 5 episodes

2019: Denise Henderson, Casualty, BBC, 1 episode

2012: Maxine, Acts of Godfrey, Feature Film

2011: Ali Mowbery, Doctors, BBC, 1 episode

2010: Lottie Davenport, Popatron, Endemol, 6 episodes

2010: Jane, Splintered, Feature Film

2010: Louise, Material Girl, Carnival Film & Television, 4 episodes

2009: Tamsin Foxley, Doctors, BBC, 1 episode

2009: Gemma Price, The Fixer II, Kudos Film & Television, 1 episode

2009: Caitlin, Whatever It Takes, TV Movie, Twenty Twenty Television

2009: Flick Mellor, Waterloo Road Series 4, Shed Productions, 19 episodes

2005: Tessie, Dalziel and Pascoe, BBC, 1 episode

2004: Cathy Elder, Heartbeat, Yorkshire Television, 1 Episode

2002: Verity, At Home With The Braithwaites, Yorkshire Television, 2 episodes

2001: Bethan Davis, 24Seven, Granada Television, 2 series (26 episodes)

2000: Sarah, Children’s Ward, Granada Television, Series 12



2018: Petrol Head, Hyundai, Chief TV

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