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
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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