Born and raised in Boston, Sarah met Quirke and Mal when they travelled to the US to work at the local hospital.
Sarah and Mal moved to Dublin when their daughter, Phoebe, was two years old. Sarah sometimes wonders whether she should have married Quirke, but she’s a loyal wife to Mal and determined to make the best of the life she’s chosen.
Geraldine Somerville is an award-winning actress, known to audiences around the world as Lily Potter in the Harry Potter series.
Her critically acclaimed role as Detective Sergeant Jane Penhaligon in Cracker earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.
She was praised for her portrayal of Lady Jane Clark in the award-winning film My Week with Marilyn, and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture' for her performance in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.
She was recently seen in Julian Fellowes’ Titanic and in the BBC crime drama Inspector George Gently.