Sarah Parish (born 7 June 1968) is an English actress.
Parish is known for her work on such TV series as: Peak Practice, Hearts and Bones, Cutting It, Doctor Who and Mistresses.
Formerly a resident of Islington, Parish married James Murray on December 15, 2007 in Hampshire, England where they currently reside.
It was announced she was pregnant with their first child on January 18, 2008 and due on Parish's 40th Birthday, 7 June 2008. Both were reportedly "delighted" with the news. Their daughter Ella-Jayne was born with a heart defect and died at the age of eight months in January 2009. In her memory, Parish and Murray are raising funds for the Children's Intensive Care unit at Southampton General Hospital.
She starred alongside Debra Messing in the movie The Wedding Date, had a small role in The Holiday with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet and appeared as the Empress Of Racnoss in the Christmas 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride". Her most recent appearance was in the one-off drama Recovery. She also starred in the bbc series Shakespeare Retold in which she played Beatrice
Parish returned as GP Katie Roden in series two of Mistresses which was first shown on BBC One in February 2009. She will play Lady Catrina in the BBC television series Merlin.
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