Sally Grace

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Sally Grace is a British actress who has worked extensively in radio and animation.

She was a long-standing member of the team on Week Ending, the long-running BBC Radio 4 topical satirical sketch show, where she was the voice of Margaret Thatcher from 1983 onwards,[1] and her work with Ken Bruce on Radio 2's What If Show led The Independent on Sunday to describe her as "the best impressionist in the business".[2] She voiced the part of Elena in BBC Radio 4's adaptions of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.[3] Her animation roles include the voices of pompous Owl and loud Weasel in the popular TV series The Animals of Farthing Wood. She has also lent her voice to the series Noah's Island, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series, Dennis the Menace, Pongwiffy and the animated short Bob's Birthday. Her other TV credits include Sorry! ("Does Your Mother Know You're Out?"), Raffles ("The First Step"), The Ruth Rendell Mysteries ("From Doon With Death") and starred in some episodes of Coronation Street. She has most recently been seen portraying the Queen in Alistair McGowan's sketches about the Royle Family, and Betty Marsden in a touring stage adaptation of Round the Horne.[4]

Her film credits include Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980) and Boston Kickout (1995).

She has also served as professor of speech at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.[5]


  1. ^ Donovan, Paul (1991). The radio companion. HarperCollins. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-246-13648-0. 
  2. ^ Gaisford, Sue (15 June 1997). "Cheer up - it might never have happened". The Independent on Sunday (London). Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dirk Gently - Sally Grace". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Review: Round the Horne Unseen and Uncut at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre". This is Surrey Today. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
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