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Sarah Smuts-Kennedy


Sarah Smuts-Kennedy was able to sing most of Oliver! before she started school. Since debuting as the doomed Daphne Moran in 1982 movie The Scarecrow, her movies have included two lead roles: dark fantasy Jack Be Nimble (as the troubled Dora) and 2002 romance This is Not a Love Story (as a wannabe writer). Her TV work includes starring roles in award-winning play Overnight, and across the barricades love story Mother Tongue.

One of the best things I ever did for my career was actually stop. Having a child opens up your range of experience so enormously [...] when you stop, you can reflect, and with reflection, I think my work improved. Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, in a 1993 New Idea interview