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Sarah Alexander (Susan)


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Biography - Sarah Alexander (Susan)


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 Nights.


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 (Edinburgh Festival).



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