Sarah Smart is an English actress. Smart was born in Birmingham, England and lived in Northfield until 1987. She was a pupil of St Paul’s School for Girls in Birmingham.
Her career started as a child in the television series Woof! She is known for a series of television roles including Virginia Braithwaite, daughter of a lottery-winning family in the comedy-drama At Home with the Braithwaites. Sparkhouse (Red Production Company/BBC 2002) and her appearance in Jane Hall (Red Production Company/ITV1 2006) marked a link between Smart and television writer Sally Wainwright. Between 2008 and 2010, she was featured as Ann-Britt Höglund in Wallander, six feature-length adaptations of Henning Mankell’s Wallander novels, for the BBC. Smart has also been featured in a number of radio dramas. In 2011, she appeared in a two-part story for the sixth series of the BBC series Doctor Who as the sympathetic ‘villain’ of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.