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Sally Harper
Ex Partner -
Current Partner Patrick Maitland
Occupation Beautician
Seasons Season 1 to Season 4
Portrayed by Kate Isitt

Sally Harper is one of the main characters of Coupling.

Season 1[]

Sally is Susan Walker's best friend and worked as a beautician. After Susan and Patrick break up she moves in and goes on a date with Patrick. However, Patrick takes her to the same restaurant as Susan goes to for her first date with Steve and Susan finds out about the date. Susan is surprised by this as Sally didn't like Patrick and Sally reveals that she panicked and went out on the date because she felt old. ("Flushed")

Life after Season 4[]

Writer & Creator Steven Moffat gave a closure to the lives of the characters:

Sally said yes to Patrick, they got married and are very happy. Especially as Sally beat Susan to the altar, and finally did something first. Patrick is now a completely devoted husband, who lives in total denial that he was anything other an upstanding member of the community. Or possibly he's actually forgotten. He doesn't like remembering things because it's a bit like thinking.


  • Sally is obsessed with her own appearance and constantly worries about the effects of aging and life in general on her looks.
  • Her worst fear seems to be of dying alone, but she seems totally inept at relationships due to her frequent paranoia which tends to make her out as a very mean spirited woman.
  • She is a Labour supporter with Patrick being a Tory.