Sara Botsford

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Sara Botsford
Born (1951-08-04) August 4, 1951 (age 67)
Years active1977-present
Spouse(s)Alan Scarfe (?-?) (divorced) 3 children
ChildrenJonathan, Gideon Hurdle, Quinn Hurdle

Sara Botsford (born August 4, 1951) is a Canadian television and film actress. She plays Marilla in the 2016 Anne of Green Gables TV movie, opposite Martin Sheen,[1] and plays Lady Covington in the Nickelodeon YTV series RIDE. She is probably best known for her role of Ann Hildebrand in the television series E.N.G. for which she won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Prior to that role, her most remembered role would be the wickedly evil character of Lillith McKechnie, AKA Isabella, on the daytime drama As the World Turns from 1988 to 1990. In Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story (1996), she portrayed Marlene Moore's (Brooke Johnson) lawyer. In 2002 she portrayed Kathleen Sinclair in the TV movie Trudeau about the life of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 2003 she appeared in Burn: The Robert Wraight Story.

Her film roles have included appearances in Crossbar (1979), By Design, Murder by Phone, Deadly Eyes, the Hitchcockian thriller Still of the Night (all 1982), Legal Eagles (1986), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), and The Gunrunner (1989), opposite Kevin Costner. More recently she played a hotel owner in the American Old West in Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), and Kathy Williams in the remake of The Fog (2005).

Botsford and Alan Scarfe, had one child. Her son Jonathan is also an actor. Her only marriage was to James Hurdle with whom she had 2 sons, Gideon and Quinn. She currently lives with Christopher "CB" Brown, with whom she has a theatre company, 49th Parallel Theatre. Their mandate is to produce Canadian plays and adaptations for an American audience. They are based in Los Angeles. They also are the creators of the award-winning web series, Those Damn Canadians, starring Christopher Shyer and Lynda Boyd.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 By Design Angie
1982 Murder by Phone Ridley Taylor
1982 Deadly Eyes Kelly Leonard
1982 Still of the Night Gail Phillips
1986 Legal Eagles Barbara
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Sarah Billings
1989 The Gunrunner Maude
2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins Christine Lord Video
2004 Eulogy Mrs. Carmichael
2005 Anne: Journey to Green Gables Mrs. Barry / Frau Schuller (voice) Video
2005 The Fog Kathy Williams
2008 Broken Windows Mary
2011 Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray Dr. Angelina Haas
2015 River Dr. Stephanie Novella
2015 He Said Higard Short


Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Fighting Men Maggie TV film
1979 The Great Detective Sarah Norris "Bloodhounds Can't Fly"
1979 Crossbar Tricia TV film
1983 ABC Afterschool Special Mrs. Jacobs "The Hand Me Down Kid"
1984 Guiding Light Lucy Rogers Guest role
1985 The Equalizer Angelica "The Lock Box"
1987 Street Legal Eleanor Purvis "A Matter of Honour"
1988 As the World Turns Lilith McKechnie "Before Mac & Nancy's Wedding"
1989–1994 E.N.G. Ann Hildebrandt Main role
1992 Fatal Memories Janice TV film
1994 Madison Dakota Graham "Family Passions"
1994 My Breast Eve TV film
1995 Pointman Rhonda "My Momma's Back"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Mercedes De Pedroso "Pilot"
1995 Sliders Mayor Anita Ross "The Weaker Sex"
1996 Dangerous Offenders: The Marlene Moore Story Heather Allen TV film
1997 The Arrow Kate O'Hara TV miniseries
1997 Black Harbour Lee Colwell "A Rock and a Hard Place", "You Can't Get There from Here"
1997 Law & Order Diane Posner "Passion"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Ann Ross "The Lady in a Black Dress"
1998 The Fixer Bonnie TV film
1999 Total Recall 2070 Maria Schviller "Self-Inflicted"
1999 The Outer Limits Dr. Gail Cowlings "The Shroud"
1999 Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge Mrs. Ros Faber TV film
1999 The Lot Norma St. Claire TV film
1999 Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol Harriet Nelson TV film
1999 The West Wing Jenny McGarry "Five Votes Down"
2000 Family Law Judge Evelyn LaVoy "Media Relations"
2000 Judging Amy Laura Boulton "The God Thing"
2001 The District Lucia Burns "Don't Fence Me In"
2001 Crossing Jordan Lauren Ryder "Believers"
2002 Trudeau Kathleen Sinclair TV film
2002 NYPD Blue Helen Walsh "Healthy McDowell Movement"
2003 Tom Stone Elinor Galbraithe "Live by the Sword"
2003 Burn: The Robert Wraight Story Meredith Farley TV film
2005 Without a Trace Roberta Kanner "Party Girl"
2005 The L Word Allen Barnes "Loyal", "Land Ahoy"
2006 Numb3rs Susan Weinar "The Running Man"
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Martha Deekins "Moon Giver"
2007 NCIS Dr. Helen Berkley "Brothers in Arms"
2007 ER Mrs. Calder "The Honeymoon Is Over"
2008 Those Damn Canadians Ellen Baines Heart "Pilot"
2008 Medium Constance Madsen "Lady Killer"
2008–09 Sophie Estelle Burroughs Main role
2009 Raising the Bar Judge Olive Bussman "Happy Ending", "Maybe, Baby"
2010 Cold Case Joan Coulson "Two Weddings"
2011 Body of Proof Louisa Armstrong "Point of Origin"
2012 The Mentalist Judge Isley Markman "At First Blush"
2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Abby Morse Borden TV film
2015 Bosch Audrey Blaylock "High Low"
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Abby Morse Borden "Acts of Borden"
2015 Christmas Incorporated Garrity Wharton TV film
2015 The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale Ballet Mistress TV film
2016 L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Marilla Cuthbert TV film
2016 Ride Lady Covington Main role
2016 Incorporated Red Zone Hacker "Human Resources"
2017 L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars Marilla Cuthbert TV film
2017 L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Marilla Cuthbert TV film
2017 Claws Mrs. Coombs "Batshit"


  1. ^ Stewart, Dave. "New Anne of Green Gables movie to air on Islander Day". The Guardian. Transcontinental Media G.P. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ "CANOOKS Comedy Web Series from "Those Damn Canadians"". Kickstarter.

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