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Loui Batley
Born Louie Anne Batley
2 January 1987 (1987-01-02) (age 23)
Chorley, Lancashire, England

Louie Anne Batley[1][2] (born 2 January 1987 in Chorley, Lancashire) is an English actress, singer and dancer best known for her role in Hollyoaks as Sarah Barnes. She attended Rivington Primary School[3] and Westholme Upper School in 1998 to 1999, but left due to dance commitments.



Batley had minor roles prior to her role in Hollyoaks, including a part in Julia Davis' award winning comedy Nighty Night.

She played the role of Sarah Barnes on Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. She has played the role from 2005[4] until 2009.

Loui was due to appear in the second series of the BBC show Just the Two of Us, but was dropped after her professional singing partner Russell Watson quit the show due to health problems. She also performed the opening act/song on 2007's BBC Children In Need, along with co-stars Kevin Sacre, Gerard McCarthy and Summer Strallen.[5]



Year Show Role
 ? Broadway Theatre Project Soloist
 ? Submerged Soloist
 ? The Waltz Medley Soloist
 ? Six Feet Under Soloist
 ? The Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy


Year Type Designers
2007 Catwalk Nolita
 ? Catwalk Pimlico
 ? Catwalk Oska
 ? Catwalk Woom Xoom
 ? Catwalk Shirin Guild


  • Won
    • British Freestyle Champion
    • Lyrical Section
    • European Theatrical Stage Dance
      1st Place
    • Carlton TV - Britain's Best Dancer
  • Nominated
    • IDTA Tap & Ballet Awards
    • Le Classique de Danse Awards
  • Representative
    • NATD in the Grand Finals

Personal life

Loui is currently dating Simon Lawson, who played Simon Crosby in Hollyoaks and the pair have set up an acting workshop for up and coming talent.[6] In 2009 they took on the lease of a public house, the Princess Victoria, in London's Earls Court Road. [7]

Her brother, Tobias Batley, is a professional ballet dancer[8]


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1984-2004 list name at birth as 'Louie Ann Batley' there is also another listed with the same details and name but the middle name spelt as Ann(e).
  2. ^ "Reviews - Peter Pan". The Stage. 2004-12-22. Retrieved 2008-02-05.  
  3. ^ Loui Batley - Biography
  4. ^ Cast » Hollyoaks » Channel 4
  5. ^ Soaps - News - 'Hollyoaks' cast to perform for 'Children In Need' - Digital Spy
  6. ^ Soaps - News - 'Hollyoaks' couple establish acting workshops - Digital Spy
  7. ^ The Times, 10 July 2009
  8. ^ Challenge of a classic - Sheffield Telegraph

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