After studying acting and settling in London, I got ia job in telly as a VT technician. My personality shone through and I was soon told I should be 'in front of the camera'. I decided to make my way in presenting, watched and talked to those working as presenters in the TV Station and clinched my first job within the month; a short film about Ducati motorbikes.
I studied film at college too and I became a host of Laurel and Hardy live shows. Thanks to a chance meeting with radio producer Barry Littlechild at a film memorabilia event I became a reporter for his 'Cinema 2' programme on BBC Radio2.
Eventually I hosted my own 'Armchair Travel Show' programme on a local independent station Thames FM ' and was also dubbed 'The best Personality Led Reporter' for the Central Office Of Information Radio show OKUK.
Recording a report for 'Cinema 2' , about foreign students learning film in the UK, I was asked if I could act, check, use my motorcycle skills, check, and be in a graduates short film, check. On the back of that short I was cast in my first feature, 'Chasing Dreams' honoured with a front credit and it premiered at The London Film Festival.
By this time I had also established myself in Voice Overs for Eurosport and was also narrating programmes for The Travel Channel too. A producer then offered me a chance to play a presenter in the feature film. 'Jim's Gift' directed by Bob Keen who was also responsible for modelling the animals in Dog Soldiers and the pinhead makeup for Hell Raiser.. This became my TV acting debut and has since become the most expensive DVD I've found on Amazon £84 !
Thanks to my radio reporting I gained access to Pinewood Studios and made friends there that encouraged me to make a film. It should have been my first acting showreel but ended up being a 15 minute short film shot on 35mm called Cafe D' Paris. It took me to my first Cannes Film Festival on a private jet where I attend the daily screenings at The British Pavilion. It was my batism-of-fire for 35mm film producing. I won out being a welcome guest on the Fuji Film, Lee Lighting, Panavision yacht. That first Cannes experience has never been beaten.
Luckily, freelance TV technical work helped me pay off my film making debts and my performance in Cafe D' Paris helped get me cast in a BBC film 'Riot At The Rite' and an ITV Lynda La Plante drama 'The Commander'.
I continued to go for film acting work, VO work and presenting opportunities, sometimes mixing the disciplines . I've also clocked up producing five short films that have all visited international festivals, including two award winners. '15' and 'Gent and Gypsy'.
The TV highlight of my presenting career was spending two years on the Granada show 'Men and Motors' as the Biker Meets, vox pop presenter and I worked for many years voicing programmes for The Open University course material and award winning documentaries too.
My feature film in vision credits include In Fabric - Peter Strickland, Borley Rectory - Ashley Thorpe, The Haunting Of Margam Castle - Andrew Jones, Dawning Of The Dead and Cute Little Buggers - Tony Jopia.
You'll also hear two songs I was commissioned to write and sing top and tailing Cute Little Buggers.
Voice wise I became known as 'The Voice Of Ben Wheatley's World' giving character voices on his first six films, most notably 3 voices on 'Sightseers' and 4 voices on 'High-Rise'. 'Recent film voice credits additions include -Delia Derbyshire - The Myth's and Legendary Tapes - Caroline Catz and Paul Dood's Legendary Lunch Break - Nick Guillespie,
Actress, Presenter, Voice Actor and Voice Artist. I have established work in these disciplines produced award winning shorts and am now directing a series of genre iconic little scenes and composing songs to sing too so, I'll see how that goes next.
I just love this industry and when I'm not on set acting or voicing in a studio, I'm supporting anyone I meet in the industry to inspire them to reach their next goal. Anything to keep the film biz wheels turning and keep sundials of talent out of the shade and basking in the sun.
Fave review . . . Actress Sara Dee is a delightful, focused & experienced professional with screen presence, an impressive acting range & a proven ability to carry a lead role with ease. Sara has many principal & staring roles in award-winning shorts, quality ITV dramas, BBC films & theatrically released features to her credit . . . METRO NEWS -
Unique traits: Multi Potentialite Creative. Music, Drama, Storytelling, Paper and Fabric Crafts. Mentor by boot camp. Passionate.
The Haunting Of Margam Castle
Film by Andrew Jones Northbank Entertainment Catherine The Bride American prapsychologists check out the hauntings of Margam Castle based in Wales UK
Film by Ashley Thorpe (Documentary, Drama, Horror and Mystery) Ethel Bull The story of the Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England and all who lived there.
Film by Peter Strickland (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Jocelyn, Shop Assistant and Voices The adventures of a haunted dress
Cute Little Buggers
Film by Dir. Tony Jopia (Action, Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) PC Hitchins
Film (short) by Harry Roth Brenda Two-hander tale and my aloof character gets the upper hand. Nasty!
Film by Alice Lowe Catwoman Pregnant woman seeks revenge. Comic horror. Uncomfortable humour. You really shouldn't laugh it's so gruesome, especially from a woman in her condition but you can't help yourself.
Film by Dir. Martin Pavey (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Sharon
Film by Dir Ben Wheatley VO Radio, Exhibit, Tanoy
A Field In England
Film by Dir. Ben Wheatley Voice Of The Field
The Three Musketeers
Theater by Dir. Jonathan Kaufman (Drama) Queen Anne Epic out door play of the Three Musketeers. Sara Dee plays, Queen Anne, Mdm Dartagnan, Nun, English Maid and French maid
Film by Dir. Bob Keen (Adventure and Drama) Sadie Broad A boy finds a video recorder at a boot sale and buys it from the mysterious seller. It shows him the future and the past if he FF or Rew. Trouble ensues . . .
Cafe D' Paris
Film by Dir Alan Moss Lauren
Film (short) by Dir Johan Kruger Gabrihel Domme Boss
Film by Dir Martin Pavey Sarah
Riot At The Rite
Television by Andy Wilson Lady Hysteria
Television by Dir Charles Beeson Margaret Rawlins
Film by Dir. Ben Wheatley (Drama, Horror and Thriller) VO Radio, Lift, Tanoy Based on JG Ballards novel 'The High Rise'. The hierarchy is made evident within the block and rebellion ensues.
Film by Dir Caleb Lindsay Linda
Television by Dir. Andrew Morgan Felicity
The Night Heron
Theater by Dir. Ian Rickson Sam - cult member
End Of The Night
Theater by Dir. Pip Minnithorpe Ava Bree
Theater by Dir. Oscar Blend Diana
The Song Of Deborah
Theater by Dir. Laurence Summers Deborah
Tree Of Hope Charity, Performance Artist Award