Born: October 1964 Sarah Lancashire is an English television, film and theatre actress who has also presented and directed for television. Her acting roles include Coronation Street. (a brilliant, versatile actress)
Sarah Lancashire, Coronation Street Played: Raquel Watts (1991–96, 2000) Since quitting the cobbles, Sarah has gone on to star in a whole host of TV dramas, along with critically acclaimed stints on the West End. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in the stage's 'Betty Blue Eyes', and won a BAFTA in 2014 for her role in BBC drama 'Last Tango In Halifax'.
Austerity Britain, a royal wedding, the rich disgruntled over supporting the poor; producer Cameron Mackintosh could not have known how relevant his new musical would be when he first decided to bring it to the London stage.