Sara Jewell was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. An only child, she was brought up by her single mother who worked in the construction industry. She emigrated alone at the age of 13 to the UK in order to claim her British nationality and attended a state boarding school. She later received a scholarship to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Sara trains in martial arts and is an advanced kickboxer, she is certified with a broadsword BASSC (British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat). She competed nationally in swimming and is a certified scuba diver. Sara speaks Mandarin with native pronunciation.
In 2019, Sara starred in $10k Grand Prize Winning short film LUNCH, directed by Dom Jones.
She was nominated Best Actress at the Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 for her lead role in feature film Shopping Channels.
One of Sara's favourite theatre roles has been playing "The left Lung" in a devised physical theatre piece Her Body is a Minefield (White Bear, UK). "Credit must go to Sara Jewell, whose nuanced performance provides a more intimate human connection with the audience" for her role as Violeta Imperial in Iphigenia Crash Land Falls (Bread & Roses, UK), SpyInTheStalls Theatre Review.
Sara produced and starred in short film, An Intimacy, which had its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner. She is currently in development for her next short, Binary. To see more of Sara's work as a filmmaker click here.
Influential CLASSES & Teachers
Auditioning for Camera - Mixing Networks, London
Totality of The Actor - Andrew Darren Elkins, London
The Chubbuck Technique - Patrick Regis, London
Kinetic Movement - Polina Klimovitskaya, New York
Voice - David Wells, New York
Michael Howard Studios Conservatory, New York
University of California, Santa Barbara
Royal Holloway, University of London
New York Film Academy (Acting 4-weeks), Los Angeles