Sarah Parish is an English actress. She had her debut in 1994, first appearing in The Bill. She later starred as Dawn Rudge in the TV drama Peak Practice. In the 2000s, she starred in the television shows Hearts and Bones and Cutting It. At the same time, she had performances in the TV movies Unconditional Love and If I Had You. In 2006, she guest-starred in an episode of Doctor Who. From 2008 to 2010, she became known for her role as Katie Roden in Mistresses. At the same time, she portrayed Lady Catrina in Merlin. In the 2010s, she played Jenny Bremner in Monroe, Cheryl Fairweather in Trollied, and Cath Atwood in Broadchurch. As of 2017, she plays Det Supt Elizabeth Bancroft in the ITV series Bancroft.