Natalie Dormer as Sarah
Natalie Dormer has appeared in numerous film and television series. Perhaps her most memorabe role to date came when she played the seductive and doomed Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s hit series The Tudors. Other TV roles include the ambitious court pupil in the BBC drama Silk and Margaery Tyrell, a beautiful and shrewd young woman from the influential House Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones. She also starred as Victoria alongside Heath Ledger in the 2005 film Casanova, and most recently appeared in the US blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger and W.E., Madonna’s romantic drama about King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
Sarah is an aspiring actress in her mid to late twenties. She’s looking for her big break, but she’s unsure about whether she’s good enough to make it. She’s a vulnerable fish out of water type – born in the United Kingdom/Ireland, she moved across the Atlantic as a very young child with her mother after her parents divorced. After the death of her mother, Sarah returned to her original home to study acting, and stayed there after graduation to try and establish a career in the land of Shakespeare. She’s a dreamer, the kind of person who sees dragons in clouds, and believes in true love. When she meets Sam while they’re both working a temp job at a call centre, they fall in love. But Sarah is insecure, both about her acting, herself, and her relationship with Sam – a function of growing up the child of parents who wound up with an ocean between them. That makes her the target of Peter, the lothario-like director who wants to seduce her away from Sam after he casts Sarah in her first major role, as Lady MacBeth.