Superman II Q&A
Sarah was reunited with Terence Stamp at the BFI in London for a screening of Superman II and a Q & A session. The two actors discuss the making of Superman II, and introduce a rare screening of Richard Donner's cut of the film.
Estranged from her second husband, Jonathan, Clare Lyall is less sure than ever about the role men should play in her life. Her first husband, Richard, was much older than her, and his casual disregard for youth gradually hardened into indifference. And Jonathan, if anything, was too easy - too attentive, too concerned, and just a little too pedantic. So when she meets Joshua Heron at a party, the offbeat Clare isn't exactly thirsting for love. But she is mildly impressed when Joshua stubs his cigarette out on his thumb, and swayed still further by the advice of her new friend, the indomitable Mrs Fox.
"Take a lover," she says. "It's better to have a lover when you're young than neurosis when you're old...."
Read by Sarah Douglas; gentle, wistful and wry, Nowhere Girl is a beautifully controlled love story from the Booker Prize winning author of The Elected Member.
Sarah has recently been working on Kenneth Mader's latest film DISPLACEMENT. In this mind-bending paranormal thriller by award-winning Writer-Director Kenneth Mader, a young physics student must find a way to reverse a deadly quantum time anomaly and solve the murder of her fiancé while battling short-term memory loss and time slips caused by the event. Primer, Fringe and Memento fans will love this. Stars Courtney Hope (Mob Rules, Prowl) and Sarah Douglas (Superman: The Movie, Superman II) with more stars to be announced. Now in production.
Cardiff Film & Comic Con
Sarah will be a guest at Cardiff Film & Comic Con Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Sarah was recently in the recording studio narrating the Age of Five fantasy audiobook trilogy - the audiobooks are now completed & available! Check out the links below to order the titles.
Priestess of the White (Book 1)
When Auraya was chosen to become a priestess, she could never have believed that a mere 10 years later she would be one of the White, the gods' most powerful servants. Sadly, Auraya has little time to adapt to the exceptional powers gifted her by the gods. Mysterious black-clad sorcerers from the south plague the land, and rumours reach the White of an army being raised. Auraya and her new colleagues work tirelessly to seal alliances and unite the northern continent under their banner, but time is running out. War comes to the lands of the White, and unless Auraya can master her new abilities, even the favour of the gods may not be enough to save them.
Last of the Wilds (Book 2)
Although the architect of the White's victory, Auraya's first taste of war has left her sleep filled with nightmares. She walks in fields of blood while the dead rise in accusation. You killed us. You. It seems Auraya will know no peace while these nightmares haunt her, but the only one she trusts to help has vanished. The Dreamweaver, Leiard, still struggling to come to terms with the ever more powerful memories of the long-dead Mirar, flees into the mountains with Emerahl, perhaps the last of the Wilds.
Although not a Dreamweaver herself, Emerahl is powerfully gifted, and helps Leiard to make sense of his strange jumble of memories. What they discover will change his life forever. And far to the south, the Pentadrians lick their wounds and set about finding a new leader. Peace, it seems, must wait a while yet...
Voice of the Gods (Book 3)
Despite her hope for peace as the protector of the Siyee, Auraya is unable to avoid being caught up in the building conflict. As the gods' demands increase, Auraya finds that she must choose between those she loves and those she's sworn to serve. Meanwhile, Mirar enjoys acceptance and respect as he reclaims his place among his people, and Emerahl is at last able to join the Thinkers in their search for the Scroll of the Gods. The Pentadrians, determined to take their revenge on the conquering Circlians, plot and scheme to bring down their enemies by means other than direct conflict. The key to everything, though, may lie with the Wilds, who embark upon a quest for secrets buried long ago. Secrets that could change the world...
The Hallowe'en Sessions
Sarah will be starring in The Hallowe'en Sessions at London's Leicester Square Theatre for a limited run.
A group of mental patients gather for a therapy session to each recount the terrifying events that caused them to lose their minds. But is their mysterious therapist all she appears to be, and will her course of treatment prove to be kill or cure?
Cigarette Burns and an award-winning team of horror/fantasy creators join forces to bring you a nightmarish evening filled with primal screams.
Doctor Who - The Adventure Games
Sarah recently recorded voice work for the new BBC Doctor Who interactive games. Playing the part of Professor Meadows in the second game where the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond encounter the Cybermen.
The first episode of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be available to download for PC and Mac from www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on April 21st 2010.
Interview with Sarah Douglas on BBC Radio London
Click the link below to listen to the interview.
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 during her time there. The article is availabe as an Adobe PDF below (Adobe Reader required and can be downloaded from www.adobe.com)
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Conan the Destroyer 25th Anniversary screening
Sarah 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 sends her apologies and hopes to make it to another screening soon.
Sarah 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!
Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa
Sarah 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. Sarah plays the part of Mary Christmas.
If you are a fan of big hair and even bigger shoulders then you will be pleased to hear that Falcon Crest is currently being aired in the UK on CBS Drama (Sky channel 149 and Freesat channel 135).
BBC Radio 4 Sci-Fi week
Sarah Douglas, Derek Jacobi, Catherine McCormack, Jason Isaacs and Alex Jennings are all lined up to star in BBC Radio’s forthcoming sci-fi season. They will be joined by Merlin actor Colin Morgan and Teachers’ Natasha Little in the season, which is a cross-station initiative involving BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7 that will feature a number of new plays based around the science fiction genre.
Mayflies, written by Mike Maddox, is being made by independent company Ladbroke Productions. The production also stars Danny Webb, Steven Cree. It will air in Radio 4’s Afternoon Play slot on Friday, March 13.
The second play, Cry Babies, will air on BBC Radio 4' at 2.15pm March 9th.
Below are some photos from the recording session for Cry Babies, click any image for a larger version.
There is a very entertaining CGI film of the character Ursa with General Zod and Non wrestling Superman and making an entrance and a half!
BBC TV Doctors
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.
The Brightonomicon on BBC7
Starting Saturday August 23rd at 6.30pm and for the next 13 weeks, BBC7 plays host to the incredible adventures of Hugo Rune & Rizla in the full-cast audio adaptation of "The Brightonomicon". 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.
These are the radio-edit adventures - so if you want more Hugo & co you can always head out and buy the 7 CD box-set or digital download (and help raise money for the Stroke Association too!).
You can listen in the following ways:
DAB digital radio
Online at www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
Digital TV services such as Virgin Media & Sky
iPlayer via www.bbc.co.uk/iPlayer
iPlayer via digital TV services such as Virgin Media
Stargate Atlantis: Perchance to Dream
Sarah returns to the Stargate series but this time on audio CD and MP3 download. The story is part of a series of new Stargate adventures recorded by Big Finish.
Doctor Carson Beckett finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when he becomes a patient in his own infirmary. After a disastrous mission, Beckett is brought back to Atlantis with a broken leg – and a bad case of amnesia.
But that's the least of his troubles. Cared for by Doctor Gilbert, Beckett watches as a strange affliction overcomes his friends and colleagues. What's causing this peculiar illness? And why doesn't anyone want to hear what Carson has to say about it?
Sarah was one of the recording artistes on the first ever full-cast dramatic adaptation of Robert Rankin's best-selling novel "The Brightonomicon". It was released by BBC Audiobooks as a 7 hr CD box-set and worldwide digital download on February 14th 2008.
Sapphire & Steel: The Mystery of the Missing Hour
Sarah stars as Lady Marjorie on a recent release by Big Finish. Written by Joseph Lidster (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) the story takes place in Cairo in the 1920's. An archaeological expedition arrives from England, ready to uncover the secrets of a long-lost Pharaoh's tomb. But someone on the expedition isn't what they appear to be...
Ursa action figure
Here at sarah-douglas.com we were delighted to see that an action figure of the Ursa character has been released by DC Direct.
The figure is designed by Adam Kubert. Superman Lost Son action figures are based on the best-selling ACTION COMICS storyline "Last Son" with art by Adam Kubert and written by Richard Donner & Geoff Johns.
Ursa is 6.5 inches high and features multiple points of articulation and a base.