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Martha Howe-DouglasMartha Howe-Douglas is a British actress, best known for playing the receptionist Donna Parmar in the BBC One daytime soap, Doctors.

Born in Birmingham Martha always wanted to be an actress, becoming one in 1996 doing theatre work. In 2006 she was given a TV break as a role on the award-winning BBC daytime soap opera, Doctors. She played the role of receptionist and mother Donna Paramr for just over a year and left the set of Doctors at BBC Birmingham in 2007. Martha is good friends with Doctors co-star, Donnaleigh Bailey who plays Michelle Corrigan.

Martha replaced Dawn as the receptionist at Wernham-Hogg in The Office. She also plays numerous characters on CBBC's Horrible Histories. She has also recently appeared in The Armstrong & Miller Show on BBC One. Martha had a small speaking part only saying one line in the whole episode but appeared visual in many scenes. She played Flora Dies-Early in the hit radio show Bleak Expectations.

From 24 April 2006 until 11 May 2007 Martha played Brummie Receptionist, Donna Parmar . Donna took up the job at the Mill after her son, Taran started Primary school. She was a very funny, loveable and friendly character, But in 2007 she found out her son Taran was being bullied due to his nationality. Donna found out that the mother of the boy who was bullying him was a patient at the Mill. Donna looked at the files and found out the boy's mother was an alcoholic. Boss and good friend, Julia Parsons, played by Diane Keen found out about this breach of patient confidentiality, and eventually Donna was fired by Julia.

Martha attended the British Soap Awards in 2007 as her role as Donna Parmar in Doctors. Martha was nominated twice, once for Best Newcomer where she came third out of fourth in the poll and Best Comedy Performance where she came second. This was the only time Martha attended the Soap Awards.

 

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