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Sally Lindsay's Biography

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Sally Lindsay grew up in Manchester and Stockport. She was 7 years old when her school St Winifred's song 'There's No One Quite Like Grandma' somehow became No. 1 for 11 weeks in 1980. Sally was part of the choir.

In 2009, the St Winifred's School Choir re-formed to release a new version of their hit for charity.

Before becoming an actress, Sally Lindsay studied English at Hull University and had aspirations of becoming a journalist.

According to an interview with The Guardian, Sally Lindsay wanted to take over Jenni Murray's job on Woman's Hour, but then got sidetracked when she was cast in a play and enjoyed the experience.

Sally studied at North Cheshire Theatre School. When she was 24 she met and became friends with comedian Peter Kay.

Subsequently Sally Lindsay and Peter Kay appeared together in Phoenix Nights and Coronation Street.

Sally Lindsay has always enjoyed comedy. She played the role of Twiggy's girlfriend Michelle in the Royle Family; and also did stand-up touring the North West.

Since then Sally Lindsay has had great success with her role as Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street, and won the best actress category in the Inside Soaps 2005 awards.

Although, in October 2005 Sally implied in a radio interview that she would be leaving the soap at the end of her contract (before the end of the year) to pursue some comedy projects.

In 2003 she bought the cottage she had dreamed of living in when she was a child. Her parents Barbara and Tony had run the nightclub next door.

Reportedly Sally Lindsay commutes regularly between the North West and London, where her boyfriend Steve White, Paul Weller's drummer, is based.

Sally Lindsay believes that Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt is excellent and Big Brother is 'rubbish'.

After leaving Coronation Street, Sally Lindsay had a variety of projects including filming a sitcom for ITV1 called Til We Die and a sketch show for BBC Three.

Also, in 2007, Sally Lindsay's Party Pub Quiz DVD was released and she was at the centre of the launch of This Morning's Care for Carers Christmas Appeal.

In March 2008, the BBC reported that Sally Lindsay will voice a new Wallace and Gromit character, Piella Bakewell, in a 30-minute BBC One special called A Matter of Loaf and Death.

More recent credits include Still Open All Hours and playing Alison Newley in Scott & Bailey.

In 2019, she co-hosted with Nigel Havers the Channel Five series Posh Hotels with Sally and Nigel.

In 2011 she starred in the leading role of Jean in The Madame Blanc Mysteries on Channel 5.

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