Sarah Thomas (actress)

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Sarah Thomas
Sarah Jane Thomas

(1952-06-05) 5 June 1952 (age 67)
London, England

Sarah Jane Thomas (born 5 June 1952) is a British actress, born in London, best known for her television appearances as Enid Simmons in Worzel Gummidge (1980), and as Glenda Wilkinson in Last of the Summer Wine (1985–2010).


Sarah Thomas began her television career with an episode of the drama Special Branch in 1970. Other TV appearances include Within These Walls (1974-75), The Velvet Glove (1977), Together (1980), Worzel Gummidge (1979–81), in which she played the recurring role of Enid, The Black Adder (1983), Miracles Take Longer (1984), Shroud for a Nightingale (1984), and Happy Families (1985).

In 1985 she joined the cast of the internationally successful BBC television sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine as Glenda, the daughter of Thora Hird's character. She stayed with the series for 25 years, until it came to an end in 2010.

Her most recent television guest star roles were in episodes of Heartbeat, The Bill and Doctors.

In theatre she has starred in many productions, most notably as Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca and as Miss Marple in Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1970 Special Branch Au Pair Girl TV series (1 episode: "Sorry Is Just a Word")
1975 Play for Today Grace TV series (1 episode: "Rumpole of the Bailey")
Within These Walls Susan TV series (3 episodes: 1975-1976)
1977 The Velvet Glove Nurse TV series (1 episode: "Auntie's Niece")
1979 Worzel Gummidge Enid Simmons TV series (8 episodes: 1979-1981)
1980 Together Alison Warner TV series (3 episodes)
1983 The Black Adder Mrs. Field, a Goodwife TV series (1 episode: "Witchsmeller Pursuivant")
1984 Miracles Take Longer Paula's client TV series (1 episode: "Episode #2.15")
Shroud for a Nightingale Maureen Burt TV series (5 episodes)
1985 Happy Families Novice Catherine TV series (1 episode: "Joyce")
1995 Madagascar Skin Crab Hunter
Moses Midwife TV movie
1996 Heartbeat Doris TV series (1 episode: "Charity Begins at Home")
1997 The Bill Lorraine Stuart TV series (1 episode: "Don't Want to Hear the Bad News")
1985-2010 Last of the Summer Wine Glenda TV series (215 episodes)
2011 Doctors Christine Vinnick TV series (1 episode: "Relax and Rejuvenate")

Pantomine appearances[edit]

In December 2007, Thomas starred in Cinderella at the Assembly Hall Theatre as the Fairy Godmother, appearing with Tom Vaughan, from Hollyoaks, and Barney Harwood. In 2008/09, she again starred as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, at the Grand Theatre in Swansea, alongside Su Pollard and Chris Jarvis.

From December 2009 to January 2010 she appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Malvern Theatre, alongside Mike Fischetti and Colin Baker.


  1. ^ "A Murder is Announced". The Northern Echo. 27 June 2019. p. 17. ISSN 2043-0442.

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