From 1991 to 1994, she starred in the ITV family comedy Second Thoughts and continued with her character, Hannah (Lynda Bellingham's daughter), in the British Comedy Award-winning Faith in the Future (1995–98).In 1994, she played Mercy (Merry) Pecksniff in the BBC production of Martin Chuzzlewit.She first gained attention for her starring role in the Bafta award-winning ITV teenage comedy-drama Press Gang, which ran from 1989 to 1993.In 1992 she starred in episode "Parade" (S2 E4) of Bottom as Veronica Head, a beautiful young barmaid at the Lamb and Flag, whom Richie tries to woo by boasting of his false adventures in the Falklands.I've seen many eye-opening and life changing documentaries in my time, however, this one is imperative viewing for the world's future.#thegreathack #unitedwestandividedwefall twitter.com/carolecadwalla… Thankyou to @nadimsawalha and Ma for for giving me a wonderful childhood filled with exotic music, food and a house filled with love and freedom.So tired of #nadiasawalha talking about our‘stormy’ relationship which she created.
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In 2000 she appeared as Janet, the Australian barmaid ("Built for bar work; it's instinct... ") in the first series of the British sitcom Time Gentlemen Please.
She also played the much put-upon PA to "Zak" in Argos TV adverts during 2002–2004, along with Richard E. She has also joined actor Ioan Gruffudd in the internationally successful TV adaptations of C. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels, as the captain's wife Maria.
Sawalha lived with Press Gang co-star Dexter Fletcher, and subsequently comedian Richard Herring. She had a relationship with Keith Allen, whom she met on the set of Martin Chuzzlewit.
On 1 January 2004, it was alleged in the tabloid newspapers that she had married Alan Davies, her co-star in the television series Jonathan Creek.