Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. Her performance as Poppy in the 2008 Mike Leigh film Happy-Go-Lucky won her several international awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.
Hawkins graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998 and made her stage debut in Accidental Death of an Anarchist the same year. Other stage work includes the Royal Court Theatre productions of The Winterling and Constellations.
Other notable film roles include Susan in Vera Drake, Sarah in An Education, Rita O'Grady in Made in Dagenham and Ginger in the 2013 Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. On television, she starred in the BBC adaptations of Fingersmith as Sue Trinder and Persuasion as Anne Elliot.