30 August 1980
|Alma mater||Hull University, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts|
|Years active||2000- Present|
|Agent||The Ladida Group|
|Weight||10 st 9 lb (68 kg)|
|Children||3 (Clementine,George, Evangeline)|
Sarah Applewood (born Sarah Grimwood, 30 August 1980) is a British stage/film actress and singer who, despite having a long theatrical career is best known to the UK public as the face of 2011 Halifax film and TV campaign.
Applewood began her theatrics at an early age performing in her school musical of Trolls! playing the evil goblin Snick. Her weeks were filled with playing the clarinet, saxophone and piano at her local music centre, where she gained a scholarship on clarinet and was lucky enough to share the stage with the legendary John Dankworth. Jazz bands, quartets, quintets, symphonic windbands and orchestras all played a part in her early years until she discovered her love for being on the stage and singing.
She then went on to study at Drama at Hull University. Productions here included Snoopy The Musical, Saucy Jack & The Space Vixens, The Wiz and singing in German for the musical Cabaret. The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London followed (ALRA) where Applewood gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Acting and met her fiance and the father of her twins.
Since graduating Applewood has continued her singing studies with The Royal Academy of Music. She has worked in several new musicals for composers around London and has recorded many tracks for Mercury Musical Developments.
TNT's production of A Christmas Carol took her to Germany, Prague, Madrid, The International Festival of Musical Theatre in Greece, Malta's National Theatre 'Manoel Theatre' and to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Osaka in Japan.
Applewood has performed in The Lost Musicals at Londons Sadlers Wells, in NewsRevue (a launch pad for budding comic talent), and in London's West End in Anthology a concert filled with West End regulars for Conor Mitchel. She sang in Venice at The Hilton for Incognito Artists and spent the summer 2010 singing in Athens. 
She is currently the face of UK Glazing company, Planitherm's 2011 UK TV advertising campaign. She is also the actress and face of Diet Chef's Christmas 2012 UK TV advertising campaign.