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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‘s The Scarecrow, her movies have included two lead roles: dark fantasy Jack Be Nimble (as the troubled Dora) and 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