Glam Sarah Lancashire seems worlds away from Happy Valley as she enjoys a date with husband Peter Salmon in London
She’s been on TV as the no-nonsense Sergeant Catherine Cawood – usually with a black eye or a bruised face from criminal scrapes.
But Sarah Lancashire looked worlds away from Happy Valley as she enjoyed a fancy date with husband Peter Salmon in London on Friday night.
The actress, 58, and Peter put on a loving performance as they headed into the capital hand-in-hand.
Sarah looked chic in a cozy black coat, turtleneck and suede boots. She wore her hair in an elegant bun and carried a large black bag.
Peter, meanwhile, rocked a denim double look with a suede jacket and scarf.
Heading out: Sarah Lancashire looked worlds away from Happy Valley as she enjoyed a fancy date with husband Peter Salmon in London on Friday night
The couple headed to London when her Happy Valley co-star James Norton took the stage in Richmond to play disabled lawyer Jude St Francis in A Little Life, an adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s Booker-nominated novel.
In the actor’s final role, he loses a bit more – with the actor standing naked on stage.
As James hits the shelves, Sarah and Peter, who married in 2001 and have a son, are said to be setting up a production company together after filing paperwork for Via Pictures in January.
They were also spotted house hunting in west London last month after the Happy Valley final.
The nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards will be announced this Wednesday, with viewers previously stating they wanted the former Corrie star to ‘win all the awards’ following her gripping portrayal of Officer Sergeant Catherine Cawood in the BBC drama, set in Yorkshire.
Series three ended in February and while many fans expected high-octane, and perhaps even Catherine’s demise, writer Sally Wainwright’s decision to revolve her finale around a 15-minute kitchen table war of words between Tommy and Catherine left viewers in awe.
“A showdown worth waiting for — no guns, no knives, no punches, but a battle of words that Catherine desperately needed to say. Superb work from Sally Wainwright, a tour de fore turn from Sarah Lancashire and a whirlwind of emotion from James Norton. What a finale,” said one viewer.
Others praised Sarah’s performance, with one fan deciding that “she deserves all the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Oscars and it still won’t be enough.”
“I already feel sorry for any drama or actress against Happy Valley and Sarah Lancashire at next year’s BAFTAs. Forget it, it’s over, you don’t stand a chance,” author Emma Kennedy agreed.
Sweet: The actress, 58, and Peter put on a sweetheart display as they headed into the capital holding hands
Hopeful: The nominations for the BAFTA Television Awards will be announced this Wednesday, with viewers previously stating they wanted the former Corrie star to ‘win all the awards’
Rosamund Urwin of The Sunday Times commented: ‘I hope the success of Happy Valley means there are loads of dramas being made right now starring women in their 50s, especially if they aren’t always likable characters. Sarah Lancashire is simply amazing.’
“Many finals are a letdown, but Happy Valley ended brilliantly.
Another masterclass from Sarah Lancashire and James Norton held up against her. Sally Wainwright’s script, a masterclass in storytelling.’
On screen: The couple headed to London when her Happy Valley co-star, James Norton, took the stage in Richmond (pictured as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley)