Moving from London to Liverpool was a big move for the Grange Hill cast. But not for Sammy O'Grady, who has an advantage over her friends...
DOB: 12 June 1987


Height: 5' 3"

TV: Sharon in THE BILL (Thames TV 1999), Sandra Bloggs in MONSTER TV (BBC), Kathy McIlroy in GRANGE HILL (BBC/Mersey 2001-), Guest appearances on COMIC RELIEF and CBBC

FILM: Hannah in FOR MY BABY (Hungry Eye) - alongside Albert Finney

Plus commercials for Asda!

SAMMY ON KATHY: "Kathy really cares about other people," explains Sammy, "but I don't think she can have a laugh. She's far too serious for my liking - sometimes she needs to relax and chill out more!"

Sammy O'Grady

ON FAME: "You get recognised in shopping centres. When my friend Holly (Quin-Ankrah) came down, who plays Karen, we went to Planet Hollywood and got recognised."

ON MATT BUCKLEY: "We get on really well and find it hard not to laugh at each other", Sammy recently told a BBCi web chat. "And he winds me up! Matt was quite depressed while we were filming cos he didn't get any fan mail so I wrote him a piece and pretended it was from a fan."

FAMILY: Most of the London cast have to stay in hotels to film Grange Hill - not so our Sammy! Her auntie lives in Liverpool and she stays with her during production.

HOBBIES: Sammy plays rounders but says she's rubbish at it! She'd much rather go shopping, read autobiographies or spend quality time with her friends. Her favourite film is Bridget Jones' Diary (because Hugh Grant is in it!), but her all-time fave is Cinderella.

MUSIC: Sammy's favourite is Elton John's classic Your Song. Elton is a legend, she says.

AND THE FUTURE: Sammy's never been in any doubt - she's always wanted to be a star and has now left school to concentrate on acting. "I would absolutely love to be in Eastenders. I think I'd like to play a character like Janine. I'd love to be stubborn and horrible, to be different," she says. Well Sammy, you're certainly famous now!
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Brian Capron
Todd Carty
Kirsten Cassidy
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George Christopher
Chris Crookall
Aidan J. David
Oliver Elmidoro
Amanda Fahy
Joshua Fenton
Daniella Fray
Rochelle Gadd
Rebekah Gilgan
Tom Graham
John Hudson
Thomas Hudson
Simone Hyams
Martino Lazzeri
Samantha Lewis
Lee MacDonald
Tina Mahon
Holly Mai
Charlie McDonagh
Renee Montemayor
Peter Moran
Peter Morton
Sally Morton
Erkan Mustafa
Reece Noi
Sammy O'Grady
Nicholas Pandolfi
Terry Sue Patt
Chris Perry-Metcalf
John Pickard
Colin Ridgewell
Rachel Victoria Roberts
Laura Sadler
Sophie Shad
Michael Sheard
Amy Simcock
Joseph Slack
Lee Sparke
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