HAPPY-GO-LUCKY marks RADA-trained SALLY HAWKINS' third collaboration with Mike
Leigh. She made her film debut as Samantha in 'All or Nothing,' and was then seen as
Susan in 'Vera Drake.' Other film roles include Matthew Vaughan's 'Layer Cake,' Tom
Shankland's 'Waz,' and most recently, Woody Allen's 'Cassandra's Dream.' She has
just completed Sherry Horman's 'Desert Flower' and Lone Scherfig's 'An Education,'
both to be released in 2009.
Her performance as Anne Elliott in the recent ITV production of Jane Austen's
'Persuasion' won the Golden Nymph Award for Best Actress at the Monte Carlo
Television Festival 2007 and the Royal Television Society Best Actress Award. Other
television credits include leading roles in Simon Curtis's adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's
'20,000 Streets Under the Sky,' 'Tipping the Velvet,' 'Byron,' in which she played Mary
Shelley, 'The Young Visiters,' directed by David Yates, in which she starred opposite Jim
Broadbent, 'Fingersmith,' and two series of 'Little Britain,' as the recurring character
Cathy. She recently played the leading role in 'Shiny, Shiny Bright New Hole In My
Heart' for the BBC, directed by Marc Munden.
Notable stage appearances include Howard Davies's production of Lorca's 'The House
of Bernarda Alba' at London's National Theatre, and Ian Rickson's production of Jez
Butterworth's 'The Winterling' at the Royal Court.