After graduating with a Fine Art degree, Sarah entered the film and television industry in 1997 as a runner, then assistant editor in commercials and promos with Sam Sneade. Within a couple of years, she began assisting in drama in both film and television on projects such as HUSTLE for Kudos, THE CANTERBURY TALES for BBC and KING ARTHUR for Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Having worked as an editor for fifteen years, Sarah has cut many award-winning dramas, including Otto Bathurst’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE starring Ben Whishaw, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won an RTS Award. Sarah also cut Otto's FIVE DAYS starring David Oyelowo and Rory Kinnear which saw her nominated for another BAFTA. She has edited Luke Watson’s THE VILLAGE and Peter Hoar’s BREAKING THE MOULD and in 2016, Ben Anthony's DON’T TAKE MY BABY won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama.

Other credits include series two of THE LAST KINGDOM for Peter Hoar; GUERRILLA, directed by Sam Miller and John Ridley and starring Idris Elba; and Lynsey Miller’s THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT for Kudos and BBC. Last year, Sarah worked on Tiger Aspect’s CURFEW for Sky directed by Colm McCarthy and Christopher Smith before going on to cut episodes 5 and 8 of WAR OF THE WORLDS for director Richard Clark for Urban Myth and Canal+ / Fox.


Sarah has been a BAFTA member for many years and recently sat on the BAFTA television jury. She has edited numerous short films including POMMEL for Paris Zarcilla and BFI/Creative England which one Best UK Short Film at the East End Film Festival in 2018. She is currently editing BOYS for Peter Hoar and Red Production Co. / Channel Four.

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