Sara Sugarman

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Sara Sugarman, born 13 October 1962, in Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales, is a Welsh actress and film director whose work includes Disney's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) and Very Annie Mary (2001).[1][2] She has also appeared in films including Dealers (1989) and Those Glory Glory Days (1983). She is probably best remembered for playing the rebellious SAG (School Action Group) leader Jessica Samuels in the Tv series Grange Hill (1978–1979).


As a young teenager, she played in a punk outfit called The Fractures, managed by Mike Peters.[3]

In London, Sugarman attended both the Arts Educational School and then Barbara Speake Stage School in Acton. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in 1986-89, where she won the 'Best Actress' medal. In 1992 she married the actor David Thewlis. They divorced in 1994 and celebrated with a party and a kiss.[citation needed]

She currently divides her time between Los Angeles, London and Wales. She currently resides in Los Angeles.[4] She is from a Jewish family.[5]

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  • Various appearances (1970-1980s)


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