Sally Knyvette

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Sally Knyvette
Born Sally James
(1951-02-09) 9 February 1951 (age 67)
Horsham, West Sussex, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Known for Blake's 7

Sally Knyvette (born 9 February 1951) is a British actress, director and drama teacher.

Born Sally James in Horsham, West Sussex, the daughter of a doctor, Knyvette took acting lessons while running a French restaurant in the Kings Road, London, then acted in repertory theatre for seven years, acting mostly on stage, including playing Shakespeare roles.[1]

On screen Knyvette is best known for her roles as Jenna Stannis in the first two seasons of the British science fiction series Blake's 7[2] Kate Sugden in the soap opera Emmerdale, and Nurse Rowland in the medical soap series General Hospital. She later complained of her Blake's 7 role that Jenna had "started off as this really exciting, intergalactic space pirate, but then she became a sort of housewife on the Liberator".[3]

Her other television appearances include The Sweeney, Z-Cars, Who Pays the Ferryman?, Squadron, The Bill, Dalziel and Pascoe, A Touch of Frost, Casualty, Holby City, EastEnders and Coronation Street.

She also voiced the part of Doctorman Allan in the Doctor Who audio adventure Spare Parts and that of Carmilla in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and its sequel, developed by Mercury Steam. She voiced Emiliana Perfetti in the video game Layton's Mystery Journey developed by Level-5.

After leaving Blake's 7 Knyvette studied for an English and drama degree at the University of London. She lives in Fulham, west London.


  1. ^ Alan Stevens, Jenna Stannis: The Teleport Queen, interview with Sally Knyvette at, accessed 29 November 2013
  2. ^ David Lavery, The Essential Cult TV Reader (2010), p. 53
  3. ^ Jonathan Bignell, Andrew O'Day, Terry Nation (2004), p. 172

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