Biography - Sarah
Sarah Alexander is particularly familiar to television audiences for
such award-winning series as the hit comedy The Worst Week of my Life,
People Like Us, three series of Armstrong & Miller and three series
of Smack the Pony, the all-female comedy sketch show.
Sarah knew that she wanted to act from a very young age: "But I kept
it quiet. My father was a television director and producer, working
on documentaries and current affairs programmes including Panorama,
and I didn't think he'd find acting a sensible option.
"But as soon as I'd finished my A-levels I got on a train to Edinburgh
and that was it."
She continues: "Having started in theatre, for a long time I wanted
to be a classical actress. But I've always loved making people laugh
- at school I was quite mischievous and bit by bit I found myself working
more and more in comedy.
"Then I met up with Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong and we
started doing lots of stuff for the Paramount Channel.
"Meanwhile I appeared in Drop the Dead Donkey and Red Dwarf and
I eventually ended up as part of the regular team in Smack the Pony."
Other television credits include: Green Wings (Channel 4); Dr Terrible's
House of Horrible: Voodoo Feet of Death; People Like Us; Midsomer Murders
(Carlton); The Eleven O'Clock News Show (Channel 4); The Strangerers
(Sky); Catherine Cookson's Tilly Trotter; Red Dwarf; Smith and Jones
(two series) and Drop the Dead Donkey.
Films include: Going Off Big Time; The New Adventures of Pinocchio;
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Michael Bogdanov); Princess and Sea View
Theatre includes: The Vagina Monologues (New Ambassadors Theatre);
Hand in Hand (Hampstead Theatre); The Secretary Bird (Far East Tour);
Northanger Abbey (Queens, Hornchurch); Lady Macbeth in MacBeth (Gateway,
Chester); Gaslight (Gateway, Chester) and Jesus in A Peasant of El Salvador