So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. Tweet. Sarah Gordy (born c.1978) is a British actress who has Down syndrome. She is best known for her portrayal of Lady Pamela Holland in the 2010 BBC TV series of Upstairs Downstairs. As well as these BBC shows, she has acted in short films, radio dramas, commercials and many theatre productions.
I like to understand how other people feel. What was the audition process like for the role of Orlando Quine and did you get to meet J.K. Rowling? She has also acted in episodes of Call the Midwife, Holby City and Doctors. Ooh super interview with the lovely Sarah Gordy who plays a pivotal character in Silkworm (can't say anymore for spoilers ) For too long actors with a disability have struggled to gain roles that don’t just relate to their disability. She's gone on to appear in various shows from Doctors to Holby City to Call the Midwife. Pin. She was recently awarded an MBE for services to the arts and disability charities and is currently in the play 'Jellyfish' at the Bush Theatre. Sarah Gordy has appeared in Call The Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs, starred in Jellyfish at the National Theatre and Crocodiles at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, modelled for Vogue Italia, danced at The Royal Opera House, been selected for Elle magazine’s Game – Changers 2019 list, read a B edtime Story on CBeebies and is a Celebrity Ambassador for Mencap. Discussing Sarah Gordy’s achievements, the CEO of Mencap, Jan Tregelles, said: “Too often society chooses to discuss barriers, rather than opportunities for people with a learning disability. As any actress would be, she is delighted to have a major role on prime-time television, but it also means so much more. Sarah Gordy and Monica Dolan in The Silkworm (photo from farfarawaysite.com) Below is an exclusive interview with the wonderful Orlando Quine actress, Sarah Gordy, who is also a model, dancer and an Ambassador for the Mencap Charity. And no one is hoping that happens more than Sarah Gordy, who plays Lady Pamela. She is currently playing the lead role in play Seize The Day. Thanks for sharing your story with us Sarah. Sarah Gordy has appeared in Call The Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs, starred in Jellyfish at the National Theatre and Crocodiles at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, modelled for Vogue Italia, danced at The Royal Opera House, been selected for Elle magazine’s Game – Changers 2019 list, read a B edtime Story on CBeebies and is a Celebrity Ambassador for Mencap. Being an actress means that I get to live more than one life. Sarah Gordy Actress, campaigner, Mencap ambassador maxcam2008 via Getty Images.