Open main menu

Sarah-Jane Potts (born 30 August 1976)[2] is an English actress, best known for her roles as Saint (Sarah) in Sugar Rush, as Ellie, Abs' on/off girlfriend on Casualty[3] and as Jo Lipsett in Waterloo Road. Potts is the sister of actor Andrew-Lee Potts.[3] From 2011, she appeared in Holby City as Senior Nurse Eddi McKee on AAU, playing a different character to the one she played in Casualty. Potts left Holby City in the second episode of Series 15; her departure was kept a secret by the production team and was not reported at all by the media, resulting in a shock exit for her character.

Sarah-Jane Potts
Born (1976-08-30) 30 August 1976 (age 42)
Spouse(s)Tony Denman (2002-2009)
Joseph Millson (2013-Present)
RelativesAndrew-Lee Potts (brother)

Early in her career she noted that, "In the three years I have been acting I have spent most of the time looking dirty, scruffy, ill or tarty."[4]


Personal lifeEdit

Potts attended Bradford's Scala Kids stage school with her brother Andrew.[1] As a teenager she worked in a greasy spoon cafe in Bradford.[5] She left school during her A-levels to star in Meat.[5] From 1999-2001 she dated Erik Palladino. They met at a film festival in Sweden during the summer of '99 and at the end of the year she moved to LA to live with him.[6][7] She met her former husband, Tony Denman, when filming National Lampoon's Barely Legal and they were married in June 2002.[8][9] She has a son, named Buster Alan Denman, born 2004.[3] She met her second husband Joseph Millson while working together on the medical drama Holby City. The two married on 31 December 2013.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 My Son the Fanatic Madeline Fingerhut
1998 Woundings Louise
1999 Straydogs Anna
1999 Wonderland Melanie
1999 Mauvaise passe Liz
2000 Five Seconds to Spare Twig
2001 Young Blades Radegonde / Anne
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Ashley
2004 Breaking Dawn Anna
2005 Kinky Boots Lauren
2007 Missed Emma Short film
2008 Heart of a Dragon Amanda
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Children's Ward TV series
1994 Meat Myra TV movie
1995 The Bill Mandy Episode: "To Crack a Nut"
1995 Moving Story Joy Episode: "Superstition"
1996 Peak Practice Maddie Taylor Episode: "A New Life"
1996 Bramwell Rose Tully Episode: "2.6"
1996 Out of the Blue Kirsty Episode: "2.6"
1996 Scene Alison Episode: "Alison"
1997 The Canterville Ghost Virginia Otis TV movie
1997 The Broker's Man Harriet Potter 6 episodes
1997 The Locksmith Alice Pierce TV miniseries
1999 Dalziel and Pascoe Sophie Richmond Episode: "Time to Go"
2000–01 Felicity Molly 14 episodes
2002 Deep Cover Georgia Haley TV series
2002 Off Centre Julie Episode: "Cockfight"
2002 NYPD Blue Elizabeth Garner Episode: "Meat Me in the Park"
2003 Murder She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Breeta Byrne TV movie
2003 The Legend of Tarzan Bonnie Porter Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2003 American Dreams Kara Episode: "Change a Comin'"
Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
2003–04 Keen Eddie Audry Episode: "Pilot: Eddie"
Episode: "Sucker Punch"
Episode: "Citizen Cecil"
2005 Bodies Ruth Duncan Episode: "2.10"
2006 Sugar Rush Saint 10 episodes
2007 You Can Choose Your Friends Chloe TV movie
2008 Casualty Ellie Bridges 10 episodes
2008 Emmerdale Leanne Grounding 3 episodes
2009–10 Waterloo Road Jo Lipsett 18 episodes
2010 Reunited Fran TV movie
2011 Zen Cinzia Miletti Episode: "Ratking"
2011–12 Holby City Eddi McKee Series regular, 58 episodes
2014 Gracepoint Gemma 10 episodes
2015 New Tricks Toni 1 episode


  1. ^ a b "Pair are class act in TV 'Road' show". Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Weekend birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 30 August 2014. p. 55.
  3. ^ a b c "Andy Newton Lee and Sarah-Jane Potts". OK! Magazine. 24 June 2008. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  4. ^ "I was so ugly people couldn't eat; INTERVIEW; Sarah Jane Potts". Daily Mirror. 20 May 1996. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Surprise loo role made me squirm". Daily Mirror. 21 October 1997. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  6. ^ De Witt, Barbara (11 September 2000). "Trendy Twosomes: Celebrity couples attend the awards". Daily News. Los Angeles. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  7. ^ Weeks, Janet (20 January 2001). "Tough Stuff". TV Guide (US).
  8. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2006). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. 71. Gale. p. 47.
  9. ^ "Actor has hopes for 'dorm daze'". Saint Paul Pioneer Press. 28 September 2003.
  10. ^ "Joseph Millson & Sarah Jane Potts Wed". 2 January 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

External linksEdit