sarah gordy


A passionate, experienced actor and dancer


I have been a professional actor for over ten years. I’m also a dancer. I have Down’s Syndrome but that is not all I am. Which is why I campaign to lose the labels and help others see beyond difference to the person.

Follow me on Twitter @sarah_gordy


TV and Film

You may have seen me on BBC1 in Call the Midwife, Upstairs Downstairs or Holby City. I’ve also read bedtime stories on CBeebies and acted in several short films. My breakthrough role was in Peak Practice on ITV.

Sarah Gordy


I’ve done many plays, such as Crocodiles at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Into the Blue at the Arcola and Once We Were Mothers at the Orange Tree, Richmond. I’ve done several touring productions and street theatre.



I’m one of the principle dancers for Culture Device Dance Project, an experimental dance company for professional dancers with Down’s Syndrome. I’ve performed in Germany, Macedonia, UK and Ireland.



I am a celebrity ambassador for Mencap. I’m also a Patron for Circus Starr. I give talks about my life and career at schools and events. Watch Sarah Gordy at TEDx Hackney