ALI BASTIAN

Actor "Hollyoaks", "The Bill", "Doctors"

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Ali Bastian

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Ali Bastian is an English actress, known for her roles as Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, Sally Armstrong in the ITV drama series The Bill and Becky Clarke in the BBC soap opera Doctors.

Ali joined the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in 2001. She was involved in a controversial storyline where her character was fired from her teaching job and sent to prison after having an affair with one of her students. In December 2005, alongside her Hollyoaks cast mates Jodi Albert and Sarah Jayne Dunn, she appeared in an exercise video, Hollyoaks Get Fit. At the 2006 British Soap Awards, Ali and Chris Fountain won the award for Best Storyline. She departed the series in 2007.

Ali has also appeared on television in Cavegirl, A Touch of Frost, Twenty Four 7, and Here After. She joined the long-running ITV police drama The Bill as PC Sally Armstrong in summer 2007, and departed in late 2009.

In late 2018, it was announced that Ali Bastian had joined the cast of the BBC daytime soap opera Doctors as Becky Clarke. Her first episode as Becky aired on 5 February 2019 and she left the series in November.

In 2009, Ali was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, departing in the semi-final, where she was partnered with Brian Fortuna. She and Fortuna finished in third place out of sixteen couples. The pair danced again in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2009, and won, having scored 40/40 for their Viennese Waltz.

Ali Bastian then joined Fortuna in the West End dance show Burn the Floor, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 21 July 2010 and ran until 4 September 2010.

Ali Bastian has starred alongside Dawn Steele and Matthew Lewis in the UK touring version of Bill Kenwright’s production of Verdict by Agatha Christie, playing alter-ego Helen Rollander.

Ali Bastian works with Screen Acting Year Course students
Ali Bastian works with Screen Acting Year Course students

Ali teaches classes at The Reel Scene as part of The Screen Acting Year Course