Manners at the 2011 Inside Soap Awards.
25 August 1975
|Education||King Edward VI Handsworth|
|Notable work||See below|
|Spouse(s)||Ben O'Sullivan (m. 2003–09)|
Manners began her career in 1997, appearing in one episode of the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2000, Manners received the role of Joanna Helm in the BBC soap opera Doctors. Of her role she said, "I got the best storylines in the world in Doctors, my nan died of a brain tumour then it came out I killed her. I went mad and was addicted to anti-depressants, forged signatures and tried to kill myself". She later went on to appear in K.C. Gregory in Sky One's Mile High and Bex Reynolds in the BBC medical drama Casualty. In 2004, it was announced that Manners was to participate in the second series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. She was paired with dancer Brendan Cole and the pair finished in sixth place. She starred in a reconstruction for a documentary called True Crime Stories: Tracey Andrews – Blood on her hands. She played Tracy Andrews alongside James Daffern in 2002.
Manners appeared in ITV1's The Bill, as Kirsty Knight. After six months on-screen it was announced that the show was to be cancelled. Of this she said, "I’m heartbroken. Not just for myself, but for everyone on the show. It’s a real loss for the industry. Everyone is really upset about it". All the big wigs came down to break the news to us at a meeting. We knew straight away when we saw the look on their faces. But what can you do? C’est la vie! I’ve had a fabulous time and we’re trying to remain positive. We’ve enjoyed every last minute of filming and had a laugh. I’m proud to be part of the last cast of The Bill". Of her time on the show she said, "I loved all the action and the stunts on The Bill, and the subject matter – it’s a lot more serious than some of the TV I’ve done. In Casualty I had a rape storyline, but mainly I’ve been the light relief, so this has been a nice change".
She married computer salesman Ben O'Sullivan, in 2003 at Lickey, Worcestershire. Manners revealed in an interview that the two had divorced in 2009. She said, "We spent 10 years together and are still close. He’s a lovely man".
|2013||The Job Lot||Jane||1 episode|
|2010||The Bill||Kirsty Knight||19 episodes|
|2009||To Cancer and Beyond||Alexandra||1 episode|
|2003–05||Casualty||Bex Reynolds||107 episodes|
|2004||Holby City||1 episode|
|2003||Mile High||K.C. Gregory||12 episodes|
|The Afternoon Play||Dawn||1 episode|
|Hollyoaks: Movin' On||Sam Marsden|
|2002||Real Crime||Tracie Andrews||1 episode|
|2000–01||Doctors||Joanna Helm||157 episodes|
|1998||Touch and Go||Sue||1 episode|
|Sugar, Sugar||Sugar Sugar|
- Laws, Roz (20 June 2010). "Sarah Manners on her heartbreak at the end of The Bill and her marriage". Sunday Mercury. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Hendry, Steve (2 February 2003). "Television bad bedside manners; Doctors star Sarah joins Casualty as trouble-making receptionist". Sunday Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Laws, Roz (14 Feb 2010). "7 things you never knew about Sarah Manners – Birmingham Mail". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 28 December 2013.