Sally Carman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sally Carman
Born (1981-05-09) 9 May 1981 (age 35)
Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998-present

Sally Carman (born 9 May 1981) is an English actress, known for her role as Kelly Maguire in the Channel 4 comedy drama series Shameless.

Carman was born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire. At 18 she attended the LAMDA drama school in London.[1]


Carman made her major television debut in 2000 when she starred as Bridget Salsabill in British drama Bomber,[2] though she had previously featured briefly in an episode of City Central.[3] As an actress, she has also starred in Doctors, Heartbeat and Holby City.[4] She also played the character of Betty Haigh, the wife of John George Haigh, in the television film A is for Acid.[5]

In 2005 she appeared in what would be a recurring role as Kelly Maguire in Shameless. She became a more prominent character in the 2008 series, and finally a main cast member from 2009 to 2013.[6]

In 2011, she played the character Marie in the film Tyrannosaur, written and directed by Paddy Considine.[7]

On 28 January 2013, Carman appeared on Moving On Series 4 Episode 1 as Sarah, one of the main characters. She worked with writer, Karen Brown, and director, Noreen Kershaw.[8]

She appeared in the second series of the BBC 1 drama Prisoners' Wives,[9] starting 14 March 2013, as Kim Haines,[10] the wife of a man falsely accused of child abuse.

In September 2014, she played the role of Mrs Casper, the mother of kestrel lover Billy, in Kes a stage adaptation of Barry Hines’ book, A Kestrel for a Knave, at Cast in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.[11]

Carmen was the lead actor in Dreamers a musical play that ran at the Oldham Coliseum in July 2015.[12]

Other interests[edit]

Carman discovered Reiki while filming Shameless, and subsequently trained at the Oldham Reiki Network. In March 2014 she started as a therapist at Buddah Beauty, a holistic therapy salon in Chorlton.[13]