Sara Sugarman (born 13 October 1962) 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).
Sugarman was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales, into a Jewish family. As a young teenager, she played in a punk outfit called The Fractures, managed by local musician Mike Peters. During this period, she played the rebellious SAG (School Action Group) leader Jessica Samuels in the children's drama 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) from 1986 to 1989, where she won the Best Actress medal. In 1992, she married the actor David Thewlis. They divorced in 1994.
- 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 (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 (1984)
- Juliet Bravo (1980)
- Grange Hill (1978–1979) as Jessica Samuels
- Various appearances (1970-1980s)
- "The return of Sara Sugarman". thejc.com.
- Sara Sugarman at the Internet Movie Database
- "Filming starts in Rhyl on movie based on band's hoax". BBC. 2010-08-08.