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Yasmin Paige (born 9 June 1991[1]) played Maria Jackson during the first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. She left as a member of the regular cast at the start of series 2, but cameoed later that same series.

In 2018 she read the short story Sarah Jane and the Temple of Eyes for the anthology The Day She Saved the Doctor: Four Stories from the TARDIS.


Prior to Sarah Jane, Paige had perhaps received her greatest exposure from co-starring with Emma Watson and Marc Warren in the 2007 film Ballet Shoes, produced by Piers Wenger. The TV adaptation of a popular book of the same name was broadcast in many English-speaking countries. It received a limited theatrical release in the United States. However, she was already known to regular viewers of the CBBC prior to Sarah Jane, thanks to her two-year stint on the Saturday morning hourly, The Mysti Show. She had also appeared, in 2004, alongside Peter Davison in The Last Detective. Her first role was in the multi-award-winning 2003 film Wondrous Oblivion.

Following her departure from Sarah Jane, she was a regular in the 2009 serial Murderland, directed by Catherine Morshead, and was one of the stars of the 2010 film Submarine. In 2012, she returned to a regular role on the BBC — this time on the BBC Three comedy Pramface, under director Dan Zeff. She had a recurring role in 2017 on ITV's The Good Karma Hospital series 1 as girlfriend and waitress Josie Young.

In 2014, her starring role in Glue had her reunited with Tommy Knight, who also played a central character in the series.

DWU Credits[]


The Sarah Jane Adventures[]

As Maria Jackson

Audiobook readings[]

Time Lord Fairy Tales[]

The Day She Saved the Doctor: Four Stories from the TARDIS[]

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