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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 June 1968Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Parish was born on June 7, 1968 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. She is an actress, known for The Holiday (2006), The Wedding Date (2005) and Cutting It (2002). She has been married to James Murray since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

James Murray (15 December 2007 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Although Sarah was born and brought up in Yeovil in Somerset, an 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 northern women (Dawn Rudge in Peak Practice (1993), Allie Henshall in Cutting It (2002) and Natalie Holden in Blackpool (2004)), causing many people to believe that she is a native of the north-west.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Ella-Jayne Murray, 5 weeks prematurely in May 2008. Child's father is her husband, James Murray.
In mid-January 2009, her then-8 month old daughter, Ella-Jayne Murray, with James Murray, died at their home after succumbing to complications from a congenital heart defect. The couple knew about her condition and she had already been operated on twice to try to solve it.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a daughter Nell Murray in November 2009. Child's father is her husband, James Murray.
Sarah's brother is the musician and music producer John Parish, who is well-known for his collaborations with PJ Harvey, The Eels and Tracy Chapman.
Co-owner, with Dervla Kirwan, of production company, "Aphra Productions".
Returned to work 11 months after giving birth to her daughter Nell to begin filming Monroe (2011).
Delivered her daughters Ella-Jayne and Nell both via Caesarean section.
Was 9 months pregnant with her daughter Nell when she completed filming The Pillars of the Earth (2010).

Personal Quotes (14)

I think insecurity does drive people. I know it's what drove me to push for the work I've got.
I'm really tall, and I used slouch and think it was really uncool to stand up straight - now I wish I hadn't been quite so dumb!
Plastic surgery can't make you younger or more beautiful, because beauty is in your eyes, isn't it? It's in your soul; you can't strap it on.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don't go out on the branch, you're never going to get the best fruit.
I'd love to look like my mum when I am her age. She taught ballet for years, and my attitude to exercise and fitness has definitely been influenced by her. She's 84 now, and I've watched how well she has aged, and a lot of that is to do with her fantastic posture.
I'll see a beautiful dress in a shop, and then I'll put it on and it looks dreadful because I'm just too curvy. I have to choose carefully - I steer clear of high necks and go for tailored, fitted things.
I've had to deal with my tragedies, and how you cope with them is what life's all about. You can choose to let them consume you or choose not to.
I think you can have your career and still bring to your family something very, very special. There are some people who are born mothers, who don't want to work and just want to stay at home, and that's fantastic, but for me it was something very difficult.
I hope I'm very similar to my mum because she is a fantastic mother. She was driven as well as being incredibly protective and caring, and I think that is important.
I'm a big-boned, athletic-looking woman, and I have to make the best of what I've got. I like to stay fit and healthy, but I could probably give myself a break sometimes.
I don't think anyone's life is totally wonderful, however it looks from outside.
I love acting, but don't necessarily enjoy other aspects of the business. For me, going to celebrity parties is like work.
The best job was when I was at drama school and I cleaned flats in the Barbican. I loved it. They were spotless anyway, so you'd just watch the telly and flick a duster around.
Marriage is hard, and it can be tough when you're both actors.

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