Sally Ann Matthews: My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary

Date - 15 August, 2012, All News Television
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Sally Ann Matthews plays Kester’s Wife in the new 6 part comedy/drama series My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary produced by Tiger Aspect for E4.

Written by Tom Bidwell and adapted from Rae Earl’s real-life diary and book of the same name, the six-part series takes “a warm, hilarious and honest look at teenage life from the perspective of an overweight sixteen-year-old girl in mid 90s Lincolnshire… who – despite a bonkers mother and her own mental health issues – has a huge lust for life, love and Liam Gallagher”.

The series is amongst a slate of new commissions for 2012-2013 by Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt, including conspiracy drama Utopia and crime drama The Fear. Ben Caron directs with Matt Bouch producing.


Sally Ann Matthews is best known for her roles Jenny Bradley in Coronation Street and Sandra Briggs in Emmerdale.

Other recent television credits include The 4 O'Clock Club The Mimic, My Mad Fat Teenage Diary, Prisoner's Wives, Eastenders E20, Waterloo Road and Being Human. Feature film credits include Song For Marion, Brassed Off.

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