Young Gifted & Slack #012: Sandy Ratcliff

You can always rely on the likes of The Sweeney for supplying jobbing actors with work, whether they’re known faces or just starting out.

Here’s Sandy Ratcliff, who went on to be nationally recognisable as Sue Osman in the original cast of EastEnders, with an early bit-part in second series episode ‘Stay Lucky, Eh?‘. She plays the wife of a robber, Alun Armstrong, who gets shot in the leg by a standover man after a job.

Ratcliff had started her screen career strongly, beginning with the lead in Ken Loach’s Family Life, but between then and The Sweeney she only scored a handful of roles. EastEnders proved to be the peak of her career, and a heroin addiction scandal in the papers got her axed.

1 comment
  1. Maria said:

    A fabulously talented actress – missed from our screens.

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