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Tamzin Outhwaite
Tamzin Outhwaite
Physical Information
Name Tamzin Outhwaite
Born 5 November 1970 (aged 43)
Occupational Information
Occupation Actress;

Victoria Kemp in Love Means Nothing In Tennis (2012)
Sasha Miller in New Tricks (2013-)

Family Information
Spouse Tom Ellis (m. 2006-2014)
Father Colin Frank Outhwaite
Mother Anna Santi
Siblings 2
Children 2
Social Media
Twitter @mouthwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite (born 5 November 1970), is an English actress, best known for her portrayal of Melanie Owen in the British soap opera EastEnders. She currently serves as the lead role, Sasha Miller, in the BBC crime drama New Tricks.

Early Life

Outhwaite was born to Colin Frank Outhwaite and Anna Santi in Ilford, London. She has two younger brothers, Kes and Jake Outhwaite. In 1987, upon leaving school, she joined the London Studio Centre to study drama and dance before pursuing a career in acting.


Year Title Role
1993 The Mystery of Dr Martinu Girlfriend (as herself)
1995 British Men Behaving Badly Girl in Pub
1996 The Bill Liz Crane
1998-2002 EastEnders Melanie Owen
2000 Da Ali G Show Melanie
2001 Red Cap Cpl. Jo McDonagh
2002 Out of Control Dean's Mum
2003 Final Demand Natalie Taylor
2003-2004 Red Cap Sgt. Jo McDonagh
2004 Hustle Katherine Winterborn
2004 When I'm Sixty-Four Caz
2004 Frances Tuesday Frances West
2005 7 Seconds Sgt. Kelly Anders
2005 Walk Away and I Stumble Claire Holmes
2006 Vital Signs Rhoda Bradley
2006 Backwaters Lili Taylor
2006-2007 Hotel Babylon Rebecca Mitchell
2007 Cassandra's Dream Burns' Date
2007 The Catherine Tate Show Xmas Special cameo
2008 Radio Cape Cod Jill Waters
2008 One Careful Owner Woman in Porsche
2008-2009 The Fixer Rose Chamberlain
2009 Paradox D.I. Rebecca Flint
2009 The Catherine Tate Show cameo
2011 Law & Order: UK Miriam Pescatore
2011 Fast Freddie, the Widow and Me Patsy Morgan
2012 Silent Witness Beth Gilston
2012 Great Expectations Molly
2013 Foyle's War Brenda Stevens
2013 Doctor Who Captain
2013 Agatha Christie's Marple Mrs Rogers
2013- New Tricks DCI Sasha Miller (Victoria Kemp in one episode)
2014 Moth Sue
2014 MOTH (Man of the House) Mum


  • Outhwaite appeared in New Tricks prior to her role as Sasha Miller - see Love Means Nothing In Tennis. This role has no connection to her current one as Sasha Miller.
  • Both Outhwaite and her on-screen counterpart, Sasha Miller, have been divorced. They both also, as of 2014, have two children.
  • In order to better establish her own unique character, she had never watched any episode of New Tricks prior to getting the part - she still praises Amanda Redman's performance and hopes she can live up to her name.
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