Sarah Hadland

Sarah Hadland
Born (1971-02-20) 20 February 1971
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)

Sarah Hadland (born 20 February 1971) is an English actress who is most notable for her role as Stevie in Miranda.

As an actress, Hadland is also known for her role as the Ocean Sky receptionist in the James Bond worldwide blockbuster hit Quantum of Solace. Hadland has also appeared in the BBC One BAFTA nominated comedy television series Miranda as Stevie Sutton, the show began in 2009 and progressed to 2015. The show was hugely successful nationwide with over 7 million viewers in its third-season finale.[1] Hadland has also appeared in the movies Magicians (2007), Leap Year (2010) and Learners (2007). In 2008, Hadland appeared in the drama comedy television series Moving Wallpaper as the leading character Gillian McGovern. The series returned for its second season in 2009. Hadland has subsequently appeared in the British comedy TV shows Horrible Histories and That Mitchell and Webb Look as Caroline Bingely, this became Hadland's second BAFTA nominated comedy show. Hadland has also appeared in the television show The Job Lot as the protagonist character Trish Collingwood, with the Job Lot beginning in 2013 Hadland has appeared as a main character since its beginning. Alongside her appearances in The Job Lot Hadland has appeared in the Brotherhood as Aunt Debbie in 2015 and is set to appear as Miss Clack in the upcoming BBC 2016 mini-series The Moonstone.[2]

Early life and education

Sarah Hadland was born in London and trained in dance from the age of three. During her schooling at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire, she became involved in amateur dramatics with Tempo (formerly known as Scamps) youth group in Wilmslow.[3] Following training at the Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, Surrey, she commenced her theatre career aged 19 in musicals such as Cats and Grease in London's West End.[4]

After six years, she transferred to touring theatre, including playing in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It was during this period she began to develop her talents as a voiceover artist, with credits including the white kitten in the Catsan commercial, squeaking: I can't find my litter tray; and the America surfer girl in a VO5 shampoo advert, who says: It's great for my body.[3] She has provided her voice as an addition for the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Quest VIII.


Her television career began with supporting roles in Bad Girls and The Bill, before she moved on to bigger roles in comedies Green Wing and Broken News. She also starred in the films Confetti and Magicians alongside comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and BBC One's Learners. In November 2009, she joined Miranda Hart in the BBC comedy series Miranda, based upon the BBC Radio 2 series Miranda Hart's Joke Shop and featuring the same principal actors.

From 2007, she has also had a recurring role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Bleak Expectations, a parody of Charles Dickens' novels and of Victoriana in general. As well as providing the voice of Lily (née Bin) Sourquill, the daughter of Sir Philip ('Pip') Bin over the four series to date, she also voiced the characters Ripely Fecund (Pip's third wife, in series 2) and Miss Christmasham (a parody of Great Expectations' Miss Havisham, in series 3). In 2011, Hadland was cast as the new English teacher, Linda Radleigh in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. She also stars in Horrible Histories on the CBBC channel. Hadland is currently appearing as Trish in the ITV sitcom The Job Lot which is set in a busy unemployment bureau in the West Midlands.[5]



Year Film Role
1998 Basil Windmere House Chambermaid
1999 Julie and the Cadillacs Girl on stage
2006 Confetti Jen
2007 Magicians Carol
Grow Your Own Carla
2008 Quantum of Solace Ocean Sky receptionist
2010 Leap Year Airport customer service agent
2010 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (English dub) Celia Reidley
2012 Now Is Good Caroline
2013 Burton & Taylor Kathryn Walker


Year Series Role Notes
1994 A Dark-Adapted Eye Elsie TV film
1998 Bob and Margaret Various characters
2002 Bad Girls Spike Appeared in three episodes
Daddy's Girl DC Parkes TV film
2002, 2004 The Bill Mel Roland
Lara Silliton
Episode 18.74
Episode 20.62
2002, 2006 Doctors Debs
Wendy Driscoll
Episode 5.16: "Too Late for Goodbyes"
Episode 8.45: "Shadowplay"
2003 Sweet Medicine Jill Episode 1.5
2004 Casualty Sandra Lee Episode 18.29: "Parenthood"
Peep Show Karen Episode 2.6
2005 Man Stroke Woman Customer
Woman In Pub
Episode 1.2
Episode 1.5
Heatwave Pippa Connors TV film
Beethoven Johanna van Beethoven TV mini-series: parts 2 and 3
Fireman Sam Firefighter Penny Morris, Bella Lasagne, Additional voices TV series
Mile High Gina Episode 2.23
Broken News Claire Appeared in all six episodes
2006 Green Wing Nurse Episode 2.7
Saxondale Tina Episode 1.5
2007 Supernormal Changerella
Additional voices
Appeared in 26 episodes
Learners Fiona TV film
The IT Crowd Margaret Episode 2.4: "The Dinner Party"
2008–10 That Mitchell and Webb Look Various characters Appeared in 17 episodes (series 2–4)
2008 Love Soup Sarah Episode 2.4: "The Menaced Assassin"
Beautiful People Miss Dunnderdale Episode 1.5: "How I Got My Tongs"
After You've Gone Lisa Episode 3.6: "Damaged"
2008–09 Moving Wallpaper Gillian McGovern Appeared in 18 episodes
2009–13 Horrible Histories Various characters Series regular in series 1, 2,4 & 5
2009–15 Miranda Stevie Sutton All episodes of series 1,2 and 3, apart from 2.5
2010 How Not to Live Your Life Karen Episode 3.1: "Don's New Job"
2011–12 Waterloo Road Linda Radleigh Appeared in 9 episodes (Series 7, eps 7.13 – 7.21)
The Jury Tanya Hawkins Episode 2 –
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Miss Tightclench
2013–present The Job Lot Trish All 12 episodes
2015 Ballot Monkeys Kate Standen
Brotherhood Aunt Debbie
Horrible Histories Queen Victoria Episode 11: 'Tricky Queen Vicky'
Bob the Builder Dizzy, Lift Voice, Betsy, Vet Tilly 13 episodes
2016 Galavant Catherine Episode: "Bewitched, Bothered, Belittled"
The Moonstone Miss Clack 5 episodes

Video games

Year Video Game Role Notes
2004 Fable Additional voices
2004 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Additional voices English Version
2005 Buzz! The Music Quiz Floor manager
2006 Medieval II: Total War Additional voices
2007 Hot Shots Tennis Ashley, Lily, Carol English Version
2008 Overlord II Mistress Kelda
2008 Everybody's Golf: World Tour Sonia, Anya English Version
2012 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Mrs. Sunshine


Radio appearances


  1. Guide, British Comedy (2013-01-29). "Miranda & Mrs. Brown's Boys highest rated sitcoms for years". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  2. "BBC - John Thomson and Sarah Hadland to star in BBC One Daytime's new adaptation of mystery adventure classic The Moonstone - Media Centre". Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. 1 2 From cat litter to the cat's whiskers Swindon Advertiser – 14 November 2003
  4. Sarah's big break as star of Confetti Wilmslow Express – 24 May 2006
  5. Reid-Smith, Tris (26 April 2012). "Gay actor Russell Tovey to star in new ITV sitcom". Retrieved 2012-04-26.

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