Sally Bretton

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Sally Bretton is an English actress.

She is best known for appearing in television sitcoms such as Absolute Power, Green Wing, The Office, and Not Going Out. In 2008, she played Goneril in Shakespeare's King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe.

Early life[edit]

Bretton trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama,[1] and worked as a drama teacher at Top Hat Stage and Screen School.[2]



Year Film Role Notes
2000 Peaches Amy
2001 So Long Charlie Bright Susan
2001 Happy Together Debi Television film
2005 Open Wide Karen Television film
2005 Blackbeard: Terror at Sea Mary Ormond Television film
2004 If... We Eradicate Violent Crime Dr. Sally Price Television film
2007 A Fitting Tribute Tammy Short film
Edinburgh International Film Festival Official Selection
2007 Outlaw Kelly


Year Show Episode(s) Role
2011 Casualty "A Quiet Life" Suki WIlliams
2010 Lewis "Your Sudden Death Question" Eve Rigby
2009 My Family Christmas episode Cheryl
2007 How Not to Live Your Life Pilot episode
2007–present Not Going Out Regular cast Lucy
2007 Hotel Babylon Guest Star: Series 2 Episode 6 Elizabeth - PA
2007 Casualty "Stitch" Stevie Thornell
2004–06 Green Wing (regular cast) Kim Alabaster
2006 Vincent Episode No.2.3 Tina
2006 The Bill "382" & "383" Dee Collier
2005 Blessed (regular cast) Mary Hathaway
2004 Wild West "The Film Crew" Victoria
2003 Absolute Power (regular cast) Cat Durnford
 ?? The Bar Pilot episode Rhiannan Scott
2003 Blue Murder Pilot episode Grassmere
2001 Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible "Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust" Carmina
2001 The Office (regular cast) Donna
2001 Doctors "Passive Resistance" Chrissie Devonish
2001 Armstrong and Miller Episode No.4.1 Emma
2001 Beast "Cow" Carly
2000 Sunburn "Unexpected Love and Golf" Lisa
2000 Harry Enfield's Brand Spanking New Show (regular cast) various characters
 ?? Small Potatoes  ?? Laura
1990 Can You Hear Me Thinking  ?? Jenny
1987 Napoleon & Josephine  ??  ??


Year Venue Show Role
2008 Shakespeare's Globe, London King Lear Goneril
2006-07 Shakespeare's Globe, London In Extremis Heloise
2004 Manchester Royal Exchange A Conversation Gail Williams
2004 Library Theatre, Manchester All My Sons Ann Deever
 ? Bath Theatre Royal/Tour Present Laughter Daphne
2002[2] Library Theatre, Manchester Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey
2002 Oxford Stage Company/ UK tour Hay Fever Sorel


  • Nominated
    • 2002 - Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards
      Best Actress (Theatre) - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf


Year Station Show Role
2012-13 BBC Radio 4 Births, Deaths and Marriages[3] Mary
2003 BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play: Seven Floors[4]


  • CV from Bretton's agency (received 26 May 2006)

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