Laura Ruth Sadler (25 December 1980 – 19 June 2003) was an English actress. She played nurse Sandy Harper in the BBC One hospital drama series Holby City for three years until her death. She is best known to this wiki for portraying Skirty Marm in The Belfry Witches.

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Sadler was born in Ascot, Berkshire, and grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.[1] As a young girl she enrolled at the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe, before joining the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.[2] She was spotted as a future talent at the age of six by Dustin Hoffman, who had seen her in a play and asked to meet her.[2] Before joining the cast of Holby City, her best-known role had been as the character Judi Jeffreys in the children's television series Grange Hill from 1997 to 1999. Her Grange Hill character was killed after slipping and falling out of a burning building, tragically paralleling her real-life death four years later. Laura also played the part of Skirty Marm in a BBC1 children's comedy, Belfry Witches. Skirty Marm and her friend Old Noshie (Lucy Davis) were teenage witches banished to Earth from Witch Island, settling in a sleepy village where they caused mischief.

In 1996 she starred in the feature film Intimate Relations alongside Julie Walters, where she played a Lolita-like girl with a crush on her mother's adulterous lover. She joined the cast of Holby City, a spin-off series from the long-running BBC medical drama series Casualty, in the show's third series, playing the nurse Sandy Harper up until her death.

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