Sally Lindsay

Hello, I’m Sally Lindsay, Creative Director

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Sally Lindsay

Creative Director

a little bit about me

Prolific actress Sally Lindsay is a native of Manchester, and lives and breathes Saffron Cherry’s core values. Sally joined Saffron Cherry Productions as creative director to develop strong stories as well as advocating for powerful female roles.

Sally started in theatre and stand-up , then got her first break in the groundbreaking sit-com The Royle family. She then went on to work on shows such as Phoenix Nights and Fat-Friends, before becoming one of Britain’s best-loved barmaids Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street. After 5 very happy years on the street, Sally decided to try something new. She starred in a sell-out performance of A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Manchester and then returned there the following year as part of Manchester International Festival in Everybody loves a Winner. Also in that year she voiced in the Oscar nominated  A Matter of Loaf and Death by Ardman.

She then went on to lead in Sky 1’s Mount Pleasant which continued to run for seven years at the same time she also created and starred in ITV’s Scott and Bailey.

Other projects include Red Production Company’s Ordinary Lies, Clapperboard’s Love Rat and the BBC’s Bafta-winning shows Murdered for being Different, Moving on and Still Open all Hours and UK TV’s Dial M for Middlesbrough.

When she was asked to star and be associate producer in Channel 5’s highly successful Cold Call it began a fruitful collaboration between Clapperboard Studios and Saffron Cherry Productions. Sally is the sole creator, co-writer  (with Sue Vincent) and star of The Madame Blanc Mysteries which is jointly produced by Saffron Cherry and Clapperboard .The Madame Blanc Mysteries quickly became one of Channel 5’s most successful returning shows and is shown worldwide on Acorn TV.

In addition to her work as an actress, writer and producer, Sally has been President of the Women of The Year Awards for the past six years, dedicated to inspiring, celebrating and promoting female role models across all areas of society and the business community.



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