Film, TV & Theatre
After observing Peter Brook’s rehearsals in Paris and directing student plays Sarah won a place on the Regional Theatre Trainee Directors Scheme and spent a year in Harrogate Rep directing Shaw, Poliakoff, Pinter, and Genet. Two years at Leicester Phoenix and The Young Vic followed before Sarah did the BBC Drama Directors course.
For television, her wide range of dramas includes VIKINGS, BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, POIROT and QUEER AS FOLK, as well as Paul Abbott’s award-winning CLOCKING OFF and Lucy Gannon’s DAD. Sarah has enjoyed working with actors such as Ray Winstone, Parminder Nagra, David Suchet, Rowan Atkinson, Lesley Sharpe, Fiona Shaw and Zoe Wanamaker and directed scripts by Russell T. Davies, Nick Dear, Simon Nye and Alan Plater.
Most recently, Sarah directed two episodes of series 2 of Falling Water, which were released on Amazon Prime in the UK in February.
FALLING WATER (Series 2)
Directed episodes 207 & 209, which aired on Amazon Prime in the UK. Starring David Ajala & Lizzie Brochere.
MAIGRET (Series 2)
Directed NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS. Written by Stewart Harcourt and starring Rowan Atkinson.
VIKINGS (Series 4)
World 2000/History Channel/Amazon
Directed episodes 413 and 414. Written by Michael Hirst and starring Travis Fimmel.
Written by Matt Thomas and starring Rupert Graves and John Hannah.
THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (Series 2)
World Productions/ITV Studios
Directed episodes 203 and 204. Written by Guy Burt and starring Hattie Morahan.
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE: GREENSHAW'S FOLLY
Script by Tim Whitnall, starring Julia McKenzie.
Size 9 Productions
Written by Joshua St Johnston and starring Ray Winstone and Parminder Nagra.
TV mini-series written by Chris Lang and starring Nicola Walker. Nominated, Drama Serial, RTS 2008.
Directed episode 102. Written by Alan Plater and starring Owen Teale and Rebecca Front.
AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT: CARDS ON THE TABLE
Written by Nick Dear and starring David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker.
Written by Lucy Gannon and starring Kevin Whatley. Sarah was nominated for the Magnolia Award for Best Director at the Shanghai International TV festival, and for Best Director at the BAFTA CYMRU Awards.
BENEATH THE SKIN
Gwyneth Hughes's adaptation of Nicci French novel starring Emma Fielding and Stephanie Leonidas.
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Written by William Humble and starring Peter Davison.
Adapted by Simon Nye and starring Amanda Burton and Kate Ashfield.
Written by Andrew Payne, and starring Fay Ripley and Helen McCrory.
Written by Stephen Mallatratt and Jan McVerry, and starring Caroline Quentin and Paul Rhys.
Directed episodes 105 and 106. Written by Paul Abbott and starring Philip Glenister. CLOCKING OFF won the Best Drama award at 2001 BAFTA TV Awards and Best Drama at RTS 2000.
QUEER AS FOLK
Directed episodes 105, 106, 107, and 108. Written by Russell T. Davies and starring Aidan Gillen.
Directed episodes 205 and 206. Written by Russell T. Davies.
Directed episodes 103 and 104. Written by Paul Abbott. Winner of Most Popular Drama Award at the National Television Awards.
Various episodes directed by Sarah Harding.
OUR HANDS IN YOUR SAFE
Satire written and performed by John Bird and John Fortune.
FIRM FRIENDS (series 2)
Written by Lou Wakefield, starring Billie Whitelaw and Madhur Jaffrey.
STRATHBLAIR (Series 2)
Directed episodes 209 and 210. Written by Allan Prior.
BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKJAVIK
Written by Ronald Harwood. BREAKTHROUGH AT REYKJAVIK was awarded the Gold Medal at the 1989 New York TV Festival. The show also featured as a finalist in Prix Italia 1988.
FIRST AMONG EQUALS
Directed episodes 106 and 107. Jeffrey Archer novel adapted for screen by Derek Marlow.
Written by Murray Smith.