Siobhan Hayes

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Siobhan Hayes
Born (1975-04-23) 23 April 1975 (age 42)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present

Siobhan Hayes (born 23 April 1975) is an actress, best known for playing Abi Harper in the BBC sitcom My Family and her character "Sandy", the office trainee in the BBC Radio series Absolute Power.

Hayes starred as Abi Harper in the British television series My Family. Hayes portrayed Abi Harper, as a dimwitted and clumsy student in the British sitcom My Family, a role she held between 2002 and 2008, when the character became a nun, allowing a potential return. She has also made guest appearances in Little Britain, Paul Merton: The Series, Agatha Christie's Marple, Birds of a Feather, and The Bill.

Her early appearances included playing a pupil of class 5C from 1991 onwards in the series Up the Garden Path.

On 15 October 2005, she appeared on the third series of the BBC's pro celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing, dancing with professional Matthew Cutler. The couple were the first to be eliminated. On 1 February 2008, it was announced that Hayes would be joining EastEnders, with the role of Melinda, the partner of the show's returning Ricky Butcher played by Sid Owen.[1] This is Siobhan's second role in EastEnders, as she played Jane on 4 July 1991.

Hayes starred in the 2011 British live action 3D family comedy film Horrid Henry: The Movie, playing the role of the titular character's mother.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Murder on the Home Front Jenny Special
2012 Crime Stories Andrea Marshall
2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie Mum
2008 Doctors Sasha Ecclestone Episode: "From the Ashes"
2008 Barnet Shuffle Kelly Short
2008 EastEnders Melinda
2006 The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton Anne
2005 Harry Hill's Shark Infested Custard Evelynne Hussey
2005 Holby City Eve Lewis Episode: "No Pain No Gain"
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Mary Hill
2003 Little Britain Julie 3 episodes
2002–2008 My Family Abi Harper
2001 Iris Checkout Girl
2000 Cry Wolf Cherry
1999 Put Out More Fags
1999 Starting Out Samantha
1997 Bramwell Daisy Jenner
1993, 1998 Birds of a Feather Tina / Hayley
1993 Demob Waitress
1993 Paul Merton: The Series Emily
1992/1994/2000 The Bill Karen Dawes (1992)
Lynne Halford (1994)
Tracey Barnes (2000)
Episodes: "Raiders" (1992)
"Fair Exchange" (1994)
"Riot City" (2000)
1991–1994 Screen One Shop Assistant
1991 EastEnders Jane
1990–1991 Up the Garden Path 4C/5C Pupil Wendy
1986 Mr Magus Is Waiting for You Charlie
1985 Flesh+Blood Child of the Castle
1985 Blue Money Una
1982 The Chinese Detective Charity


  1. ^ "'My Family' star joins 'EastEnders'". Digital Spy. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 

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