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Fortunately for the audience in the gallery it was Ursa's lovely alter ego the legendary Sarah Douglas
that wowed the audience.
MC for the evening was our very own glamourpuss Chris Collins who fielded questions from the audience and chatted to Sarah
on topics that spanned from flying with Gene Hackman to Chris's Mum's favourite Falcon Crest.
After the Q&A Sarah
signed autographs for the audience and had her
photos taken, Sarah also toured "The Birds Exhibition" before taking off into the night.
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Sarah Douglas - The Official Site
When you hear the name "Sarah Douglas", most people immediately associate the name of the actress to her breakout role as Ursa in both Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980).
And with good reason.
For generations of audiences, this career-defining role helped bring in a slew of roles that took Sarah from her home-town of Stratford Upon Avon in England to the bright lights of Hollywood where she either starred in, or featured prominently, in a wide variety of high profile films and television shows, ranging from Conan The Destroyer (1984) alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Return of Swamp Thing (1989) with screen legend Louis Jordan, hit show Falcon Crest for 2 seasons, the sci-fi classic mini-series V: The Final Battle (1984) and fan favourites Stargate SG1, Babylon 5, Remington Steele, Magnum P.I. With an impressive body of voice work in animated projects encompassing Batman, 2012's Green Lantern, numerous Doctor Who audio stories and even a brief return to the Superman universe as Mala, Sarah Douglas is an actress with extraordinary range.
Being raised in a theatrical town no doubt inspired the young Sarah Douglas
to pursue an acting career.
Having attended the prestigious Rose Bruford training school and working with the National Youth Theatre, Sarah quickly became a rising star and soon found herself working on her first feature The Final Programme (1973), or known to American audiences as The Last Days of Man on Earth.
Having this initial success quickly led to further career exposure and soon she
became a familiar face to British tv audiences.
1976 brought Sarah's first lead role, starring in The Brute, a film that became something of a talking point, owing to its graphic portrayal of domestic violence.
Despite the controversy surrounding the film and its depiction of abuse, Sarah's career continued to climb rapidly and soon she
found herself surrounded by what the actress, in her
usual sense of playful humour, affectionately refers to as "cardboard dinosaurs…..or half of one, as we could only afford the tail".
The People That Time Forgot (1977) opened and immediately established itself as a cult favourite film, repeatedly shown on American television networks and British channels to this day.
During production, Sarah
began the interview process for what was to become her
next role, the monstrous villainess Ursa in the two Superman movies, to be shot concurrently.
Despite fierce competition from 600 others, Sarah
was cast and began a 3 year process of making both movies, an extraordinary feat of film-making that resulted in box office records, Academy Awards, reshooting much of the second film and then a World Tour as the sole cast member to promote the movie.
Despite massive success with Superman II, Sarah
found herself soon needing to evaluate her
career and decided to go to America for 3 months to try her
As luck would have it, 3 months soon turned into a Hollywood career that still endures to this day.
On the day she
was due to leave America, the actress received a call to say that she
was being cast in the night-time soap, Falcon Crest.
During the 1980s, Sarah
was to be found in many of the decade's hit shows and movies, forging a strong career, albeit unintentionally, in the sci-fi genre.
Keen to break out of the "Sarah Douglas
type" roles that she
was being offered by studios, Sarah
entered the 1990s with a brilliant performance as Gala in Dali (1991), the real-life wife of Salvador Dali, co-starring Lorenzo Quinn, acclaimed sculptor and acting son of screen icon Anthony Quinn.
Expanding on her
chose to appear in many more character pieces rather than the bigger budget movies she
was offered and discovered a love for voice work in many animated projects, work she
continues to do in 2013.
Throughout the first decade of this century, Sarah
has repeatedly appeared on the UK stage and tv, earning critical praise for her
performances on the Open Air Shakespeare Tour and, more recently, in 2012 in The Hallowe'en Sessions.
Back in 2010, SyFy cast Sarah
as The Red Queen in Witchville, directed by rising-star Pearry Teo and co-starring Twilight actress MyAnna Buring, with the actress spending a few weeks working in China, where the film was shot.
Whilst here, she
reaffirmed a passion for her
writing and so began her
regular blogs that she
shares with her
fans at her
webpage www.sarah-douglas.com . In 2011, the actress furthered her
comedic talents by appearing alongside former V co-star Robert Englund in 2012's Strippers Vs Werewolves.
Spending much of 2012 working on Green Lantern, Doctor Who audio stories for Big Finish Productions and being in much-demand on the convention circuit, 2013 has found Sarah equally busy recording on productions of Dorian Gray, recently wrapping up the L.A production on next year's Displacement, a film by Kenneth Mader and working extensively with Disney's audio department.
In addition, Sarah
is often to be found making guest appearances world-wide at conventions, something the actress feels is "a must" so she
can remain connected to her
With further plans ahead for next year aiming to make Sarah very busy, 2014 looks to be a prosperous and engaging year in the actress's life.
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Sarah joins cast of new UK horror film
Strippers vs. Werewolves
Sarah Douglas has signed up to play Jeanette, the owner of a strip club in the Jonathan (13Hrs.) Glendenning-helmed horror-comedy "Strippers vs.
said today about the role: "She's
a mother figure to her
An ex-stripper made good, she
doesn't have a lot of time for men and has no intention of seeing her
girls devoured by werewolves."
Jonathan Sothcott, producer, added: "There aren't that many real genre icons, and even fewer who are top quality talents and we are absolutely thrilled that Sarah is on board."
Filming on this Black and Blue Films production starts on April 18th and Sarah
joins a cast that includes Adele Silva, Barbara Nedeljekova and Billy Murray.
will be attending XCON WORLD
a 3-day convention of all things anime, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror all in one place!.
is a guest at Chevron 7.5 a 3-day convention celebrating the hit television series "Stargate".
is a guest at New York Comic Con, the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention.
The event will be held from October 8th - 10th 2010.
This event will take place at Jacob K. Javits Center
Sarah Douglas In Conversation
will be holding a talk on Saturday May 15th at 2pm at the MCBA Comic Con 2010, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, MN.
recently recorded voice work for the new BBC Doctor Who interactive games.
will be attending the following conventions in the U.S.
Interview with Sarah Douglas on BBC Radio London
was recently interviewed on the JoAnne Good show on BBC Radio London.
Click the link below to listen to the interview.
Academy Awards 2010
has been busy voting in the 2010 Academy Awards® & BAFTA® and is looking forward to seeing if her
The British Academy Film Awards take place in London on February 21st, with the 82nd Academy Awards® taking place in Hollywood on March 7th.
In January, the French magazine NEXT
published an article on Sarah's recent adventures in China filming Witchville.
The article includes plenty of photos taken by Sarah
The article is availabe as an Adobe PDF below (Adobe Reader required and can be downloaded from www.adobe.com)
is now represented in the UK by Patrick Hambleton Management.
will be back in L.A. to attend the 25th Anniversary screening of Conan the Destroyer.
The screening takes place on Saturday October 24 at 11:59pm at the New Beverly Cinema
Update: Due to work commitments Sarah
won't now be attending the screening, she
apologies and hopes to make it to another screening soon.
is currently filming in China, where she
is playing the part of the Red Queen in a TV movie for the Sci Fi channel called Witchville.
More information and photos soon!
has been back in the recording studio to record a new audio drama for Big Finish
, "Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa" will be out later this year.
plays the part of Mary Christmas.
will be making a personal appearance at Planet Comicon.
in Kansas City.
, Derek Jacobi, Catherine McCormack, Jason Isaacs and Alex Jennings are all lined up to star in BBC Radio's forthcoming sci-fi season.
The episode of BBC TV's Doctors starring Sarah
will be screened at 1.45pm on Wednesday 12th November.
If you miss it UK viewers can watch it on BBC iPlayer for 7 days following transmission
The role is somewhat of a departure for Sarah
and sees her
playing a post-operative transexual.
will be appearing at Screaming Tiki Con
A comic and pop culture convention at the Eastwood Expo Center
, Ohio; October 17-19 2008.
Starring Sarah Douglas
, David Warner, Rupert Degas, Andy Serkis, Jason Isaacs, Ben Miller, Martin Jarvis & a host of the finest acting & comedic talent ever to be assembled for radio.
will be appearing at Mountain-Con 4 A fandom celebration in Salt Lake City, Utah; 19-21 September 2008.
will be presenting her
one woman talk "A Resident Alien in Hollywood".
was one of the recording artistes on the first ever full-cast dramatic adaptation of Robert Rankin's best-selling novel "The Brightonomicon".
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Sarah Douglas - The Official Site
Renowned film and television actress Sarah Douglas is perhaps best known for playing the Kryptonian supervillain Ursa in Superman and Superman II.
has recently finished filming on the movie Displacement .
As well as filming, Sarah is an in demand voice-over artist, working with such clients as BBC, Disney Junior, Big Finish, Audible and Warners.
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New Audio Release: Mary Shelley's novella MATHILDA read by Sarah Douglas
will be released next month on three disc set.
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