Born in 1955 in Surrey, England, Nichola McAuliffe is a talented television and stage actress who achieved fame for her starring role in the very popular Granada Television comedy 'Surgical Spirit,' in which she played a caustic-tongued surgeon, Sheila Sabatini , and as the 'other woman' in the show 'Pig in the Middle.' Between 2001 and 2002 she also appeared in 'Coronation Street' as a love interest of Ken Barlow.
Nichola's numerous theatre credits include several West End runs. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1988 (1987 season) for "Best Actress in a Musical" for her performance in 'Kiss Me Kate'. More recent TV roles were in 'The Sound of Drums', a 'Doctor Who' episode screened on 23 June 2007, and in in 'My Family' as the judge in episode 'Life Begins at Fifty'.
Nichola has also had some success as a writer; a novel 'The Crime Tsar' was published in 2003. Also published in 2003 was 'Attila, Loolagax and the Eagle'. 'A Fanny Full of Soap: The Story of a West End Musical' was published in 2007. Nichola is married to Don MacKay, crime reporter for the Daily Mirror.
Scene from 'Surgical Spirit' 1989 as Sheila Sabatini with Jonathan, her anaesthetist.
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LINKS TO OTHER SITES FEATURING NICHOLA McAULIFFE
The Scotsman - an interview
The Internet Movie Database - Filmography
Contactmusic.com - Nichola in 'The Mikado' Picture Gallery
Watch a video featuring Nichola McAuliffe in a collection of clips from 'Surgical Spirit'.
Read Nichola McAuliffe's tribute to Henry Allingham, last of the Great War veterans, who died aged 113 on 18 July 2009. The tribute was published in the Daily Mail.
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Nichola McAuliffe - Actor
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