Sara Stewart (born 28 June 1966) is a Scottish actress, best known for her role as Stella in Sugar Rush.

Early life [edit]Edit

Stewart was born Sara Scott Griffith in EdinburghScotland, to American parents. After spending some time in America, she trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and made London her home.

Career [edit]Edit

Theatre [edit]Edit

Stewart's theatre credits include: Noël Coward's Present Laughter (2007–2008) and The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other[1] at the National TheatreLondon,[2] Natalya Petrovna in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country for theRSCThe Pain and the Itch (2007) at the Royal Court, London,[3] and Proof (2002) at the Donmar Warehouse, London.[4][5]

Television [edit]Edit

On television, she has starred in programmes such as: Taggart in 1992 as Alison Bain, a TV journalist with Mark McManus in Ring of Deceit, Wire in the BloodLife BeginsMonarch of the GlenRebusNCS: ManhuntAuf Wiedersehen, Pet as Heather Lane, Midsomer Murders, as Carolyn Armitage, Mayo, as Hope Hendrick, Holby City as Kathryn MacKenzie, A Touch of Frost as Martine Phillips, New Tricks as Lulu Questor, The House of Eliott as Francine Bailey. Stewart played the role of the Production assistant, Jenny, in the first series of Drop the Dead Donkey. She also appeared in a single episode of the BBC hit comedy Men Behaving Badly as a friend of Deborah's, in the episode of Waking the DeadTowers of Silence and in the episode of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Season 3, "Helping Hansi" (1998). Sara played the Sheriff of Nottingham's sister, Davina, in Sister Hood, the opening episode of Season 2 of Robin Hood (2007). Her most recent roles were as Stella in the hit 2005 TV series, Sugar Rush, and as a transgender character Gaynor in an episode of the BBC drama Ashes to Ashes. She has been seen at Patricia in the Sky1 adaptation of Martina Cole's 'The Take'. In 2011 and 2012 Stewart played Professor Jean Shales in series 1 and 2 of the Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat. Her voice appears in Dr Who in the episode "The End of the World"

Film [edit]Edit

Her work in film includes: The Road to GuantanamoA Cock and Bull StoryBatman BeginsLondon VoodooThe Winslow Boy and Mrs. Brown.

Personal life [edit]Edit

Now based in Twickenham, she is married to actor Aden Gillett, by whom she has two children.

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