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). 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).
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.
- Vinyl (2012) (writer, director)
- Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) (director)
- Very Annie Mary (2001) (writer, director)
- Mad Cows (1999) director)
- Mr. Nice (2010)
- Anthrakitis (1998) (short film)
- Dealers (film) (1989)
- Straight to Hell (1987)
- Escape from Sobibor (1987) (TV)
- Sid and Nancy (1986)
- Those Glory Glory Days (1983)
- A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
- Happy Families (1985)
- Minder (1979, 1984)
- Juliet Bravo (1980)
- Grange Hill (1978–1979) as Jessica Samuels
- Various appearances (1970-1980s)
- "Filming starts in Rhyl on movie based on band's hoax". BBC. 2010-08-08.