Who is Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire’s famous husband? Meet her family here

Who is Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire’s famous husband? Meet her family here

Megan Bull

BAFTA-winning actress Sarah Lancashire boasts a number of awards thanks to her work happy valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Coronation Streetbut away from the limelight, she prefers to keep her personal life private.

The south-west London-based actress has been happily married to her husband for 21 years – but did you know he’s also famous? Here’s everything you need to know about Sarah Lancashire’s family life.

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Who is Sarah Lancashire’s famous husband?

After MailOnlineSarah currently resides in a £3million, five-bedroom house in Twickenham with her famous husband, TV producer and chief executive Peter Salmon.

Sarah Lancashire and Peter Salmon, both in all black, at a party

Sarah Lancashire is married to TV producer Peter Salmon

Formerly Director of BBC Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Endemol Shine Group, Peter is now Executive Chairman of Banijay UK. A position he assumed in 2020.

He has produced throughout his decade-long career Crimewatch UKoversaw the BBC broadcast of The Olympic Games and commissioned shows including Victoria Wood’s Dinner Ladies and Paul Abbotts clock out.

Sarah Lancashire and Peter Salmon on their wedding day.

The couple married in 2001

After we met Coronation Streetin which Sarah starred as Raquel Watts and Peter worked for the series’ producers at Granada Studios, the couple soon developed a romantic relationship and later became engaged during a trip to New York in 2001. They married in a low-key ceremony in the Langar Hall in Nottinghamshire.

Among the many wedding guests present were Coronation Street Actors Kevin Kennedy and Charlie Lawson.

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Does Sarah Lancashire have children?

Before meeting her husband Peter, Sarah was initially married to music teacher Gary Hargreaves. They welcomed two sons, Thomas in 1987 and Matthew in 1988, before separating in 1995 and divorcing soon after.

Sarah also shares a son, Joseph, who was born in 2003, with her now husband Peter. She is stepmother to Peter’s three sons from his previous marriage to Penny Watt.

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