Sarah-Jane Redmond

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Sarah-Jane Redmond is a Canadian actor and acting coach. Redmond's work has spanned film, television and theatre productions, often in science fiction roles. She trained partly under Canadian actor William B. Davis, before founding a theatre group and branching into screen work; later in her career she began teaching acting for the New Image College of Fine Arts in British Columbia, in addition to directing theatre performances at the college.

Redmond was born in Cyprus and raised in both England and Canada, further pursuing acting studies in both nations. Several of her screen roles have come in collaboration with screenwriter Chris Carter, who cast her in several of his television series. Outside of acting, Redmond practices martial arts and boxing.

Early life[edit]

Sarah-Jane Redmond was born in Cyprus, where her father was stationed during his career with the Royal Air Force. Her family moved to the Lake District in England, before emigrating to Canada. She studied acting both in Canada and England, before founding an amateur theatre company, Holy Barbarians, in order to pursue stage work.[1][2] Part of Redmond's study took place at the acting school of Canadian actor William B. Davis.[3] During this time, she also worked as a dancer in Toronto.[2]

Career[edit]

Redmond's first screen role was in an episode of The X-Files; this introduced her to director David Nutter and writer Chris Carter, who would later cast her in a recurring role in the series Millennium,[4] as well as the 2008 film The X-Files: I Want to Believe.[5] Her other television roles focus on science-fiction programming, with appearances in Harsh Realm, Andromeda, Dark Angel, The Outer Limits and Smallville.[6]

Redmond's feature film appearances include 2002's Hellraiser: Hellseeker; she auditioned for this role using bondage artwork by Eric Stanton instead of a standard actor's headshot.[7] Other film roles include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Case 39, The Invitation, and The Entrance.[8] The latter film earned Redmond a Leo Award nomination in 2007 for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama; she went on to lose the award to Alexia Fast for Past Tense.[9]

Redmond also taught acting at the New Image College of Fine Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia. During her time with the faculty, she directed the college's 2011 production of the Stephen Adly Guirgis play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, alongside fellow actor Frank Cassini.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Redmond is a boxing and martial arts enthusiast, and has participated in charity walks for the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. She has a son, Lucas Noon-Redmond, who was born in October 2007.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 From Pig to Oblivion Short
1998 Disturbing Behavior Miss Perkins
1999 Babette's Feet Babette Short
2000 Suspicious River Bonnie
2001 Camouflage Darlene Tutt
2001 See Spot Run Agent Sharp
2002 Liebe auf den 2. Blick Rachel Video
2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker Gwen Stevens Video
2003 The Invitation Maria Gellman
2003 Arbor Vitae Nurse Short
2004 Packing Up Sarah Short
2006 The Entrance Det. Porhowski
2007 BloodRayne 2: Deliverance Martha Video
2007 Taming Tammy Tammy
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Regan Video
2010 Triple Dog Valerie
2013 True Love Waits Judy Short
2014 Down Here Claire
2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Helen
2016 Dark Harvest Mrs. Grant
2017 Cold Zone Nurse Lettie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Sleepwalkers Carla Gilpin "Night Terrors"
1997–1999 Millennium Lucy Butler Recurring role
1998 The X-Files Karin Matthews "Schizogeny"
1998 Cold Squad Laura "Stanley Caron"
1998–99 Da Vinci's Inquest Gloria "Little Sister: Parts 2 & 3", "Final Chapter"
1999 Strange World Cynthia Ballard "Pilot"
1999 The Outer Limits Kelly Risely "The Inheritors"
1999–00 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Olivia Mowat Recurring role
1999–00 Harsh Realm Inga Fossa Recurring role
1999–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Sgt. Sheila Kurtz Main (seasons 2–7), recurring (season 8)
2000 Call of the Wild Molly Brown "Molly Brown"
2000 Dark Angel Lauren Braganza "Pilot"
2001–2007 Smallville Nell Potter Recurring role
2002 Dead in a Heartbeat Jessica Sara TV film
2002 Breaking News Claire "Victims"
2002 Taken Louise Rankin "Acid Tests"
2003 A Wrinkle in Time Dr. Dana Murry TV film
2003 Andromeda Jane Rollins "Twilight of the Idols", "Shadows Cast by a Final Salute"
2003–04 Alienated Sarah Blundell Main role
2004 Karroll's Christmas Patricia Rosecog Montgomery TV film
2005 The Collector Judy "The Comic"
2005–06 Da Vinci's City Hall Sgt. Sheila Kurtz Recurring role
2005 Chasing Christmas Alison TV film
2006 The Accidental Witness Mary Lane Ferris TV film
2006 Godiva's Eve "Inked"
2006 The Dead Zone Jessica Simon "Revelations"
2006 Alice, I Think Sarah "Smitten in Smithers"
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Valerie Danville TV film
2006–07 The L Word Carla McCutcheon "Left Hand of the Goddess", "Legend in the Making"
2006–07 Kyle XY Rebecca Thatcher "Overheard", "Endgame", "The Prophet"
2007 Falcon Beach Renee Foster "Tidal"
2007 Anna's Storm Dr. Julie O'Ryan TV film
2009 The Building Christina TV film
2009 The Guard Gayle "Full Circle"
2009 Harper's Island Sarah Mills "Thrack, Splat, Sizzle", "Sigh"
2009 Supernatural Kathy Randolph "Changing Channels"
2010 V Susan Thompson "Heretic's Fork"
2010 Lies Between Friends Laura Holmes TV film
2010 Growing the Big One Kate Rinaldi-Rogers TV film
2010 Life Unexpected Valerie "Team Rebounded", "Homecoming Crashed", "Stand Taken"
2010 True Justice Crystal "Deadly Crossing: Part 1"
2011 Fringe Ashley "Subject 13"
2011 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Janet "Catching Cold"
2011 Finding a Family Suzanne Bante TV film
2011 Possessing Piper Rose Lydia Newman TV film
2012 Duke Janice Evans TV film
2012 Arrow Mrs. Reston "Legacies"
2013 Arctic Air Bev Dearman "Bombs Away"
2013 Motive Nancy Stanwyck "Undertow"
2013 The Carpenter's Miracle Delia Tynan TV film
2013 Cult Charlotte "The Devil You Know"
2013 King & Maxwell Donna Murray "Stealing Secrets"
2014 Almost Human Dr. Friedman "You Are Here"
2014 Psych Rosie Polk "Someone's Got a Woody"
2014 Mr. Miracle Sharon TV film
2015 A Gift of Miracles Kathy TV film
2015 iZombie Jackie "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?", "Liv and Let Clive", "Virtual Reality Bites"
2015 Unreal Kelly Mackey "Wife"
2015 Buried Secrets Mayor Patricia Harding TV film
2015 Sorority Murder Melissa Taylor TV film
2015 Cedar Cove Corrie Mcaffee Recurring role
2015 Supernatural Lily Markham "Baby"
2016 Center Stage: On Pointe Lorenza TV film
2016 The Irresistible Blueberry Farm Bliss TV film
2017 Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder Mae Vedders TV film

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 242.
  2. ^ a b c "Sarah-Jane Redmond". New Image College of Fine Arts. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Davis 2011, p. 213.
  4. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 243.
  5. ^ McLean et al. 2012, p. 246.
  6. ^ a b Smith, Graham P. "Biography of actress Sarah-Jane Redmond". SarahJaneRedmond.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kane 2015, p. 177.
  8. ^ "Sarah-Jane Redmond | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Leo Awards 2007 Winners and Nominees" (pdf). Leo Awards. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Davis, William B. (2011). Where There's Smoke... ECW Press. ISBN 177041052X. 
  • Kane, Paul (2015). The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy. McFarland. ISBN 1476600694. 
  • McLean, James; Henriksen, Lance; Spotnitz, Frank; Carter, Chris (2012). Chamberlain, Adam; Dixon, Brian A., eds. Back to Frank Black. Fourth Horseman Press. ISBN 0988392291. 

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