Kiri’s Sarah Lancashire looks COMPLETELY different in Coronation Street throwbacks | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Sarah Lancashire – current star of Kiri – shot to fame in 1991 when she made her debut on the cobbles as Raquel Wolstenhulme.

The 53-year-old quickly became a fan favourite, with her ditsy barmaid character marrying Curly Watts (played by Kevin Kennedy).

Raquel and Curly even had their own spin-off, Coronation Street – The Cruise, which followed the couple as they embarked on their honeymoon.

After the actress left the soap in 1996, her much-loved character made a brief return in 2000 for one episode in which she broke up with her husband Curly.

Snaps of Sarah in the long-running ITV show her looking fresh-faced as she posed behind the bar at The Rovers Return.

As Raquel, her golden tresses were styled into a voluminous half-up ‘do, with coiffed ringlets which fell loose around her shoulders and a bright pink scrunchy pulling a few locks up into a high ponytail on top of her head.

Her loud fashion sense was also reflected in her outfit as she showcased her slender frame in a fuchsia top with a Bardot neckline.

She even co-ordinated her lipstick with her ensemble, adding a slick of bold pink colour to her pout.

A chunky gold bangle and statement earrings completed the bold look as she beamed for the camera, ready to pull pints as she grasped the beer taps.

Another throwback snap saw Sarah’s character donning an even more eye-catching outfit, with a scarlet power suit and huge shoulder pads.

Her blonde barnet was once again curled and blown out, with oversized gold earrings peeking through the ringlets.

Over the years, Sarah has built an impressive catalogue of TV appearances, including famous roles on Where The Heart Is, the critically acclaimed Clocking Off and Last Tango in Halifax, in which she played an Oxford-educated headmistress, Caroline.

In 2014, she had viewers compelled by her performance in BBC drama Happy Valley.

As single-grandparent Catherine Caewood, a police sergeant dealing with the grief of her daughter’s rape and suicide, she scooped two BAFTAs for her part in the second series, which aired in 2016.

Tonight will see Sarah captivating audiences on-screen once again when the second episode of Channel 4’s Kiri airs.

After social worker Miriam Grayson was devastated when a child in her care went missing during an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents, the second episode will dig deeper into the tragic mystery.

Kiri continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

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