Sarah Hollis Andrews

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Sarah Hollis Andrews
Born Sarah Hollis
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972-1977

Sarah Hollis Andrews was an English child actress from London, who starred in the 1975 drama adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden.


Born in London, Hollis Andrews' breakthrough role came in 1972, when she was cast as Mary Lennox in the BBC children's drama The Secret Garden, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of the same name.[1][2] She was discovered at an open call reading by director Dorothea Brooking, who praised her as "the best Mary," she had directed in her 3 productions of the beloved children's novel.[3]

This serial was first shown in 1975. Her only other roles were in the Children's Film Foundation production The Man from Nowhere (1975), and the TV series The Peppermint Pig (1977).

Hollis Andrews is the daughter of actors John Hollis and Gabrielle Hamilton. She appeared alongside her mother in all three of her acting credits.


  1. ^ Classic 'Secret Garden', Sandy Rovner. Washington Post 12 Dec 1978: B8.
  2. ^ Secret Garden, Call and Post, 02 Dec 1978: 9B.
  3. ^ Cult ovation: Suzanne Lowry meets Dorothea Brooking, whose third production, of The Secret Garden is now being shown on BBC-1, The Guardian, 15 Jan 1975: 11.

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