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|Born||Sarah Melanie Jean Kilburn
16 March 1956
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK
Her career began in 1983 when she starred as Maureen in The Company Car. However, after other smaller roles, Kilburn rose to prominence in 1991 playing the role of Carol Anderson in Soldier Soldier.
Kilburn had other regular television and theater roles. She starred as Sandra in Where the Heart Is throughout 1999, and also played the regular role of Liz in Peak Practice during the series which aired in 2000.
After other smaller roles, Kilburn joined the cast of Down to Earth in 2005, before winning a role in The Bill between 2005 and 2006.
In March 2008 Kilburn appeared in award winning Channel 4 drama Shameless, playing a police officer.
Her most recent role is in the BBC drama All the Small Things.
Melanie also starred as Marie Foggarty in the BBC Birmingham drama Doctors on Tuesday, 22 September 2009.