When Charlie Fairhead makes his welcome return to CASUALTY this month after a six month break, fans are pleased to learn that he has a new girlfriend in tow – Helen Davies, played by actress Sarah Winman. holby.tv caught up with Sarah to talk about her role…
How long are you contracted for on CASUALTY?
I haven’t actually joined the show – I’m simply in for the two-part Christmas special.
What was it like working with Derek Thompson?
He’s such a generous and amazing man, with huge credentials behind him. He’s so much fun!
What was your first day on Set like
First day on Set, wherever you are, is nerve-wracking. It’s the ‘first day at school’ syndrome – it never goes! I was talking with an actor in his 70’s and it still hasn’t gone for him!
Did you used to watch CASUALTY before you appeared on the show?
Did you enjoy working in Bristol?
Bristol’s a fantastic city. It was a pleasure to work there, always is.
What other acting credits have we seen you in?
Just finished a one-off drama with Michael Sheen on the life of HG Wells. It was a great cast and interesting project. Other stuff I’ve been in include Foyle’s War, Forsyte Saga, Prime Suspect, Heatwave and The Bill.
Have you always wanted to be an actress? Where did you train
No I was a late comer to acting! I trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Writing and films.