Birmingham-born Sarah has been a familiar face on British TV since she was a child, when she appeared in kids series Woof!. Parts in popular shows such as A Touch Of Frost, Soldier Soldier and The Bill followed before, in 1998, she won her first lead as Cathy Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights opposite Matthew Macfadyen. Two years later she landed her breakthrough role as Virginia Braithwaite in offbeat family comedy At Home With The Braithwaites. After the programme ended in 2003 she starred in detective drama Murder Prevention and another comedy series Jane Hall. And acting isn't her only claim to fame - she's directly related to the notorious 16th-century Irish pirate Grace O'Malley.