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Sarah ParishBorn: Fri 7th June 1968 (age: 44)
She played the Empress in the 2006 Christmas Special The Runaway Bride.
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 Northernwomen, 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 with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet, and appeared as the Empress of the Racnoss in the Christmas 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride". Her most recent appearance was in the one-off dramaRecovery. She also starred in the BBC series Shakespeare Retold in which she played Beatrice.
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