Sarah Quintrell

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Sarah Elizabeth Quintrell (born in Lambeth, London) is an English writer and actress, best known for writing multi-award winning single drama Ellen (Channel 4, 2016) and the five part crime dramaThe Trial: A Murder In The Family (Channel 4, 2017). In 2017 she was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit;[1] as an actor, Sarah has had an extensive career on stage as well as appearing in television such as Rillington Place (2016), Call the Midwife (2016) and Doctor Who.


Quintrell's writing debut Ellen, was broadcast on Channel 4, late 2016. Directed by Mahalia Belo and starring Jessica Barden, Yasmin Monet Prince, Jaime Winstone, Joe Dempsie and Charlie Creed-Miles.[2] Ellen won the Broadcast Television Award Best Single Drama 2017, Writers' Guild Great Britain Best Short Form Drama 2017, BAFTA Cymru Feature/Television Film 2017 and the Prix Italia TV Drama 2017. Quintrell was nominated for the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent Award at the 2017 BAFTA Craft Awards.

The Trial: A Murder In The Family was broadcast in May 2017. Directed by Kath Mattock and Nick Holt, starring Michael Gould, Emma Lowndes and Laura Elphinstone. In 2018 it was nominated for Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards.


Sarah Quintrell started her career playing Sinéad in the BBC TV sitcom Carrie and Barry, she has gone on to appear in Rillington Place (BBC), Call the Midwife (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), Lewis (ITV), The Watcher (UFA), The Last Trace (UFA), The Marchioness Disaster (Granada Yorkshire), Doctors (BBC) and Island at War (Granada).

Sarah has had an extensive career on stage and was the original Bobbie in Mike Kenny's The Railway Children [3] at York Theatre Royal. She transferred with the production to London Waterloo Station, where it won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment (2011),[4] she has also played Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (2005).[5][6] Other theatre includes As You Like It, Forty Years On and an assortment of new writing including AgeSexLocation, Bloodtide and playing Natalie in James Phillips's City Stories, [7] which had a residency in –15 at St James Theatre, London, (now The Other Palace), she transferred with the production to 59East59 Theater in New York as part of Brits Off Broadway (2016) and reprised the role at Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, London, in 2018.




Year Title Role Notes
2017 Charlotte Link - Die letzte Spur Christy McMarrow TV movie[12]
2016 Rillington Place Murial Eady BBC, TV mini-series, "Ethel"
Call the Midwife Mrs Phillips BBC, TV series, Episode #5.5
2015 Der Beobachter Christy McMarrow Das Erste (ARD), TV movie[13]
2014 Doctors Debbie Kenly BBC, TV series, "Rosie"[14]
2011 Doctor Who Lucy Hayward BBC, TV series, "The God Complex"
Doctor Who Confidential Herself BBC, TV series, "Heartbreak Hotel"
2010 Doctors Leah Whitehead BBC, TV series, "Sins of a Father"[15]
2007 Doctors Rose Thom BBC, TV series, "A Sting in the Tail"[16]
The Marchioness Disaster Tamsin Cole Granada Yorkshire, TV movie[17]
2006 Bombshell Lisa TV One, TV series, 2 episodes
Inspector Lewis Chloe ITV, TV series, "Old School Ties"[18]
2004-2005 Carrie & Barry Sinead BBC, TV series, 12 episodes


  1. ^ "BAFTA Announces Breakthrough Brits of 2017". BAFTA. October 25, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jessica Barden, Joe Dempsie and Jaime Winstone star in Ellen - Channel 4 - Info - Press". Retrieved 2016-08-07.
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External links[edit]

  • ^ Cavendish, Dominic. "On the road: Bad Girls: The Musical, Shadowmouth, Pygmalion". Retrieved 2017-08-05.