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Julia Sawalha


Julia Sawalha has made many film and television appearances since her debut role as Lynda Day on Press Gang (1989), though she has always said that the character that resembles her real-life personality most is Lynda. Since her 5 years on "Press Gang" where she worked opposite her real-life love (at the time) Dexter Fletcher, she has become most ... See full bio »

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Known For

Press Gang Lynda Day / Young Katherine Hill
(1989-1993)
Chicken Run Ginger
(2000)
(1992-2012)
Jonathan Creek Carla Borrego
(2001-2004)

Filmography

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 2016 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Penny Henderson
- Saints and Sinners (2016) ... Penny Henderson
 2014 Remember Me (TV Mini-Series)
Jan Ward
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Jan Ward
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Jan Ward
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Jan Ward
 2013 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Mrs. Cresswell
- Greenshaw's Folly (2013) ... Mrs. Cresswell
 1992-2012 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Saffron
- Olympics (2012) ... Saffron
- Job (2012) ... Saffron
- Identity (2011) ... Saffron
- White Box (2004) ... Saffron
- Cold Turkey (2003) ... Saffron
 2008-2011 Lark Rise to Candleford (TV Series)
Dorcas Lane
- Episode #4.6 (2011) ... Dorcas Lane
- Episode #4.5 (2011) ... Dorcas Lane
- Episode #4.4 (2011) ... Dorcas Lane
- Episode #4.3 (2011) ... Dorcas Lane
- Episode #4.2 (2011) ... Dorcas Lane
 2008 Fable II (Video Game)
Hammer (voice)
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Jessie Brown
- May 1843 (2007) ... Jessie Brown
- April 1843 (2007) ... Jessie Brown
- November 1842 (2007) ... Jessie Brown
- August 1842 (2007) ... Jessie Brown
- June 1842 (2007) ... Jessie Brown
 2005 Absolutely Fabulous: Comic Relief Special (TV Movie)
Saffron
 2004 White Box (TV Movie)
Saffron
 2001-2004 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Carla Borrego
- Gorgons Wood (2004) ... Carla Borrego
- The Chequered Box (2004) ... Carla Borrego
- The Seer of the Sands (2004) ... Carla Borrego
- The Tailor's Dummy (2003) ... Carla Borrego
- Angel Hair (2003) ... Carla Borrego
 2004 Bob Monkhouse's Comedy Heroes (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Hornblower: Duty (TV Movie)
Maria Hornblower
 2003 Horatio Hornblower 3 (TV Movie)
Maria Mason
 2002 The Final Curtain
Karen Willet
 2001 Venus and Mars
Marie
 2000-2001 Time Gentlemen Please (TV Series)
Janet Wilson
- All the World's a Stag (2001) ... Janet Wilson
- A Dave, a Dave-O (2001) ... Janet Wilson
- Farts of Darkness (2001) ... Janet Wilson
- Juke Box Fury (2001) ... Janet Wilson
- The Return of Martin Greer (2001) ... Janet Wilson
 1999-2000 Kipper (TV Series short)
Mouse
- Hide and Seek (2000) ... Mouse (voice)
- The Key (2000) ... Mouse (voice)
- Cousins (2000) ... Mouse (voice)
- The Mouse (1999) ... Mouse (voice)
 2000 Mirrorball (TV Short)
Freda Keill
 2000 Chicken Run
Ginger (voice)
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Catherine Parr
 1999 The Flint Street Nativity (TV Movie)
Dawn / Wise Man 1
 1998 The Collection (TV Mini-Series)
Saffron
 1995-1998 Faith in the Future (TV Series)
Hannah
- Stand by Me (1998) ... Hannah
- Prodigal Mother (1998) ... Hannah
- Always on My Mind (1998) ... Hannah
- Goodbye to Love (1998) ... Hannah
- Hearts and Flowers (1998) ... Hannah
 1997 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not! (Video)
Saffron 'Saffy' Monsoon
 1997 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Mini-Series)
Dolly Nightingale
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Dolly Nightingale
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Dolly Nightingale
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Dolly Nightingale
 1997 McLibel! (TV Mini-Series)
Helen Steel
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Helen Steel
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Helen Steel
 1996 Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
The Jailer's Daughter
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Teresa
- The Kidnapper (1996) ... Teresa
 1995 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Lydia Bennet
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Lydia Bennet
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Nina Raymond (Ophelia)
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series)
Mercy Pecksniff
- Episode Six (1994) ... Mercy Pecksniff
- Episode Five (1994) ... Mercy Pecksniff
- Episode Four (1994) ... Mercy Pecksniff
- Episode Three (1994) ... Mercy Pecksniff
- Episode Two (1994) ... Mercy Pecksniff
 1994 Keeper (TV Short)
Alison
 1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Joanna
- Double Edged Sword (1994) ... Joanna
 1991-1994 Second Thoughts (TV Series)
Hannah / Hannah Grayshot
- Friday the Thirteenth (1994) ... Hannah Grayshot
- Full House (1994) ... Hannah Grayshot
- Sporting Chance (1994) ... Hannah Grayshot
- Dress Circle (1994) ... Hannah Grayshot
- Mortal Thoughts (1994) ... Hannah Grayshot
 1989-1993 Press Gang (TV Series)
Lynda Day / Young Katherine Hill
- There Are Crocodiles (1993) ... Lynda Day
- Windfall (1993) ... Lynda Day
- Food, Love and Insecurity (1993) ... Lynda Day
- A Quarter to Midnight (1993) ... Lynda Day
- Friendly Fire (1993) ... Lynda Day
 1992 Bottom (TV Series)
Veronica Head
- Parade (1992) ... Veronica Head
 1991 Casualty (TV Series)
Nikki Watson
- Living in Hope (1991) ... Nikki Watson
 1991 Buddy's Song
Kelly
 1991 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Trudy
- Thursday's Child (1991) ... Trudy
 1990 Spatz (TV Series)
Chloe Fairbanks
- The Sound of Muzak (1990) ... Chloe Fairbanks
 1988 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Rachel
- Last Seen Wearing (1988) ... Rachel
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Narrator
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Narrator
 1982 The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie)
Daughter (uncredited)
 1982 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Good Girl
- The Nativity Play (1982) ... Good Girl
- Marmalade in Venice (1982) ... Good Girl
- The Convent of the Blessed Limit (1982) ... Good Girl
 1982 Fame Is the Spur (TV Mini-Series)
Amy Ryerson
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Amy Ryerson
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Amy Ryerson
 1981 Keep It in the Family (TV Series)
Walk-On
- A Game of No Chance (1981) ... Walk-On (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "Catherine" in "The Memory of Water", a new play by Shelagh Stephenson - UK tour, (1999) same play at Vaudeville Theatre, London. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Julia Sawala

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

Shares her birthday with father Nadim Sawalha (9 September). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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