Sarah’s start in the industry came when she was street-cast for a film as a teenager while out shopping in Croydon. Up to that point she wouldn’t have dreamed of pursuing a career in film or television, but all of a sudden it felt possible. Sarah saved for three years straight until she had enough money to attend drama school, and on graduating she had a successful career as an actress on stage and screen. For Sarah, writing felt as natural as acting – both seemed all about losing yourself in the worlds of others. Then, after reading an interview about him, Sarah sent her first script to David Threlfall’s agent, and to her surprise he called her. It was the encouragement she needed to carry on writing.
Sarah describes her experience of writing Ellen and later her work on Channel 4’s crime-drama The Trial as incredible opportunities to learn. As she carries on writing, Sarah uses her curiosity as a guide, delving into projects that teach her new ways of seeing things.
For now, Sarah wishes she could tell her younger self to believe in the importance and value of her own voice. She is eager to point out that no matter where you come from, you have something to say and the world is made better by telling the stories inside you.