Sara Crowe

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Sara Crowe
Born (1966-03-22) 22 March 1966 (age 51)
Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Toby Dale (1992–1998; divorced)
Sean Carson (2003–present)

Sara Crowe (born 22 March 1966) is a Scottish film and stage actress who mainly plays comedy roles.



After starting her career on stage and in television, Crowe began to take film roles, including Carry on Columbus and as the 'first bride' Laura in the hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral.[1] Her West End appearances include Private Lives, Twelfth Night, Hay Fever and The Constant Wife and, on tour, Acorn Antiques the Musical and Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular.[citation needed]

She is a regular performer (and part of the original cast) of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners. She gained widespread popular fame in the United Kingdom in a series of TV advertisements for Philadelphia cheese spread in the 1990s, playing a ditsy blonde secretary alongside her partner Ann Bryson, with whom she also formed the comedy duo Flaming Hamsters; they both co-starred in the 1995 film The Steal [2] and the sitcom Sometime Never.

She appeared in the 2010 British feature film version of Tony Hawks's best selling book, Round Ireland with a Fridge. In 2012 she appeared in St. John's Night by Henrik Ibsen at London's Jermyn Street Theatre.[3]

Crowe has been starring as Queen Thistle and also as Mrs. Witch in the television programme Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom - for small children. She briefly appeared in the BBC soap series EastEnders in 2013, playing the character of Sheila Morris.[citation needed]


Her first novel, Campari for Breakfast, was published by Doubleday in April 2014.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Crowe was married to Toby Dale, son of Jim Dale, from July 1992 until 1998. She remarried, to Sean Carson, in 2003.



  • Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress[4]
  • Variety Club Best Actress Award[4]
  • London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer (performance in Private Lives)[4]
  • Nominated for Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance for Hay Fever[4]



  1. ^ Four Weddings and a Funeral at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Cheese Advert UK 1995". YouTube. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Crowe, Sara (12 July 2012). "My Day on a Plate: Sara Crowe, actress". The Daily Telegraph. London, UK. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Sara Crowe at the Internet Movie Database

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