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- Sarah Smart
- Birmingham England
- United Kingdom
Sarah Smart is an English actress.
Her career started as a child, notably in the television series Woof!. She is best known for a series of well-regarded television roles including Virginia Braithwaite, lesbian daughter of a lottery winning family in the comedy drama At Home with the Braithwaites. Sparkhouse (Red Production Company / BBC 2002); and her appearance in Jane Hall (Red Production Company / ITV1 2006) marked a fruitful link between Smart and television writer Sally Wainwright. In 2008, she stars as Anne-Britt Hoglund in Wallander, three feature-length adaptations of Henning Mankell's Wallander novels, for the the BBC. Smart has also featured successfully on radio.
The notorious 16th century pirate Grace O'Malley, or Granuiale as she was known in Ireland, is Sarah’s great, great, great, great grandmother. Smart once portrayed her infamous ancestor during a St Patrick’s Day Parade in 2001.
She is an ex-pupil of St Paul's School For Girls in Birmingham and has since returned during summer fetes to sign autographs.