Stirling Gallacher

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Stirling Gallacher
Deborah Ann Stirling Gallacher

(1970-11-30) 30 November 1970 (age 48)
Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, England
Other namesStirling Gleeson (married name)
Spouse(s)Seán Gleeson (2009 – present); William Ely (divorced)
ChildrenUlysses (son)
AwardsBritish Soap Award – Best On-Screen Partnership – Dr. Georgina Woodson

Deborah Ann Stirling Gallacher (born 30 November 1970 in Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire) is an English actress. She played Dr. Georgina Woodson in the British television drama Doctors, and the Prime Minister's wife and Margaret in Little Britain.


Gallacher played Dr. Georgina Woodson in the British television drama Doctors from 2003 to 2009. In 2007, along with co-star Seán Gleeson, she won the 'Best On Screen Partnership' award at the British Soap Awards.[1][2]

She has worked with comedian Ricky Gervais, appearing in Gervais's stand up show Animals and playing Jennifer Taylor-Clarke in both series of The Office.[3] Following this, she starred in Little Britain as the Prime Minister's wife, Margaret, Roy's wife who has no limbs and Samantha who married her teacher.[4] Gallacher co-wrote and co-directed the play, The Seven Deadly Sins, with Andrea Seale. Gallacher appeared in an episode of the Tracy Beaker spin-off The Dumping Ground in October 2017.[5]

Gallacher joined the cast of Coronation Street in August 2018 as Paula Martin, a love interest for established character Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Stirling has a son, Ulysses, born in January 2004.[7] On 20 June 2009, she married her ex Doctors co-star, and on-screen husband, Seán Gleeson.[8] They also have a baby boy born in September 2009.


  1. ^ "The British Soap Awards in pictures", Metro, 29 May 2007, retrieved 4 July 2011
  2. ^ "Street wins seven at soap awards", BBC, 26 May 2007, retrieved 4 July 2011
  3. ^ Sickels, Robert C. (2008) The Business of Entertainment: Movies, Praeger Publishers, ISBN 978-0-275-99840-0, p. 63
  4. ^ BBC. "BBC - Drama - Doctors - Actors - Stirling Gallacher". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ Radio Times
  6. ^ Greenwood, Carl (20 June 2018). "Coronation Street spoilers: Doctors actress Stirling Gallacher joins as Sophie Webster's cougar girlfriend". The Sun. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  7. ^ "BBC - Comedy: The Office - Character Profile - Jennifer". Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Ex-EastEnder steps in to save day at opening". 4 August 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.

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