Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Maddocks.
Sarah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I love inhabiting different characters and telling their stories and was fortunate to be given the opportunity to train as an actor at RADA and Drama Studio in London. This training gave me a fantastic grounding, as well as teaching me many different acting techniques and methods.
As an actor in the UK, I have worked in film, TV, theater and radio, but my first love has always been film and TV and I have always wanted to live and work here in LA – the true heart of the industry. Getting my 01 Visa to enable me to work as an actress in LA has been a dream come true – I am grateful for the opportunity to be living and working here in LA.
Has it been a smooth road?
There are always struggles as an actor – lots of ups and downs – from the joys of booking the role to the disappointment of not booking. It takes a lot of persistence, passion and dedication to continue – and you need to develop a positive mindset to help buffer the storms – that’s where great training, along with the support of friends and family is invaluable.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I’m hugely proud of my latest feature film “Adventure Boyz” directed by the wonderful and talented Howard J Ford which successfully screened at Cannes in May and is now on UK release to great critical acclaim – it was the top-rated film on IMDb for a while, apparently!
Currently, I work mostly in TV and film and have acted in a variety of different genres, ranging from crime drama to romantic comedy and from action-adventure to period drama. I am particularly drawn to strong female roles – psychological drama is my favorite genre. I’m also a versatile voice artist, experienced in audio drama, animation, film dubbing, ADR, audiobooks and I love working in gaming.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
LA is the heart of the film and television industry and is full of opportunities. For an actor coming from another country, like myself, I would recommend building your career and credits in your home country first before coming here, because there is so much talent already here, you need to have a strong foundation to grow from. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of working on a variety of TV series and feature films here in LA. I already have a couple of projects lined up – Emergency LA and Trauma One, which I hope will get the green light to start shooting soon. I currently have Agency representation here in LA, but I would love to have a Manager as well, so I am open to any opportunities!
- Website: https://www.imdb.me/sarahmaddocks
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahmaddocks1.actress/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahMaddocks1
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