Sarah Hadland (born 20 February 1971) is an English actress whose career spans theatre, film and television and voice acting.

Early life and education[edit]Edit

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 human beatboxing and amateur dramatics with the Scamps youth group in Wilmslow. Following training at the Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, she commenced her theatre career aged 19 in musicals such as Cats and Grease in London's West End.

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. 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 loving 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.



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 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (English dub) Celia Reidley
2012 Now Is Good Caroline


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 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
2009-2010,2012- 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 The Job Lot Trish Series 1

Video games[edit]Edit


Radio Appearances[edit]Edit

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