Actress Sarah Counsell has appeared on Coronation Street in two minor roles: firstly Halley, a lady who turned up at 11 Coronation Street in September 2009 to audition as "Hia-Lowa" - General Custard's sidekick in the children's routine alongside entertainer Jesse Chadwick; and returned to the programme in December 2010 as Kathleen, a school teacher who attended the funeral of Charlotte Hoyle.

Her other TV and film credits include roles in EastEnders, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Being Human, Skins, Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Threesome whilst on the other side of the camera she has been credited within the casting department of Fish Tank and Merlin as well as penning the films Cubicle Two and Rules of Love.