Sara Crowe

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Sara Crowe
Years active1987–present
Toby Dale
(m. 1992; div. 1998)
Sean Carson
(m. 2003)

Sara Crowe is a Scottish film and stage actress who mainly plays comedy roles.



After beginning her career on stage and in television, Crowe began to take film roles, including a part in Carry On Columbus and as the 'first bride' Laura in the comedy 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 notice in the United Kingdom in a series of TV advertisements for Philadelphia cream cheese spread in the 1990s, playing a ditsy blonde secretary with Ann Bryson as her friend. With Bryson, she also formed the comedy duo Flaming Hamsters; they co-starred in the 1995 film The Steal[2] and the 1996 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 (1853) by Henrik Ibsen at London's Jermyn Street Theatre.[3]

Crowe has starred as Queen Thistle and also as Mrs Witch in the television programme Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. She briefly appeared in the BBC soap series EastEnders in 2013, playing the character of Sheila Morris.[citation needed] She played Sarah Arscott in the ghost story Martin's Close for the BBC (2019).

Crowe is Patron of Guildford-based educational, cultural and social community hub, The Guildford Institute.


Crowe's first novel, Campari for Breakfast, was published by Doubleday in April 2014. Her second novel Martini Henry was published in 2016 by Doubleday.

Personal life[edit]

Crowe was married to Toby Dale, the son of Jim Dale, from July 1992 until 1998. Since 2003, she has been married to Sean Carson.



  • 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 IMDb
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Cheese Advert UK 1995". 9 August 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2011 – via YouTube.
  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 IMDb

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