Height 5’2″ (158cm)
Playing Age 18-28
Languages: English* Arabic* Farsi*
Accents: American-Standard, Arab, Persian, French, Middle Eastern, Latin American, London, RP
Sara is a talented and versatile screen actor with experience shooting in both English and Arabic productions. Her roles range from playing Amina in Marvin the Vampire – an award-winning film produced by Spanish director Adrian Ramirez Leon, to creating and developing enlightened character Joana in Isolation Tapes – a web series exploring satirical themes relating to lockdown experiences in the UK. Sara recently played the role of Young Umm Kulthum in Umm Kulthum and the Golden Era which toured to Saudi Arabia this year and Dubai last year, as well as the role of Latifa in Sanctuary, a play that ran at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny, Wales this past summer.
As well as English Sara speaks fluent Arabic and Farsi, and is currently working on French. Sara is passionate about exploring different cultures, meeting new people from diverse walks of life and hearing their stories. This passion took Sara to Iran in 2014, where she wrote a travel blog which garnered attention from international broadcasters such as France24 and CNN. Sara also has a keen interest in Middle Eastern politics and society and has provided commentary on related topics for international news outlets as well as given public talks at universities and think tanks such as the University of Amsterdam and Chatham House.
Sara deeply enjoys taking on new acting challenges and is constantly working on her technique, including through weekly Meisner Technique classes as well as training at the Anna Scher Theatre. In addition to acting, her creative interests include playing the piano, painting and singing in a choir. Sara is also an avid writer, and is currently working on a screenplay based on her cross-cultural upbringing.