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Sadie was foremost an actress, performing extensively on stage and screen. She achieved success at an early age, attending the prestigious Italia Conti school and appearing in the play Mumbo Jumbo, directed by Nicholas Hytner, at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester at nineteen. Her first film role came in the form of character Rebecca in the film Dark Obsession (originally titled ‘Diamond Skulls’), working opposite Gabriel Byrne and Amanda Donohue. Since then Sadie has featured in over 20 films, including working with Francis Ford Coppola as leading role Lucy Westenra in the hit movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula alongside the formidable Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Sir Anthony Hopkins. She starred in one-woman West End play Touched…For The Very First Time, directed by Douglas Rintoul and produced by Imogen Lloyd Webber, and in 2010 acted in play Fool For Love at the Riverside Studios opposite The Libertines' Carl Barat.
In the mid-nineties, Sadie’s interest in production grew and she helped form the production company Natural Nylon with Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Sean Pertwee, Jonny Lee Miller and Bradley Adams. The company produced science fiction/horror feature eXistenZ in 1999, which was followed by films Nora XX/XY, Owning Mahowny and To Kill a King.
Sadie has been behind a number of successful features and short films; she produced the short feature Come What May with Rhys Ifans and the fashion film Enchantment with supermodel Helena Christensen and Liberty Ross. She also co-produced Love, Honour and Obey, starring Jude Law and Ray Winstone and Sky Captain, which starred Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie and went on to gross $58 million at the box office.
Continuing her desire to work in film, Sadie formed Blonde to Black Pictures with her friends Emma Comley and Andrew Green in 2011. With an ethos to nurture and develop new talent, mixing a formula of art-house with more mainstream commercial successes and exposure, they completed their first feature Buttercup Bill in 2013. Centering on a strong female-led story, and written and directed by singer Tony Bennett’s grand-daughter Remy Bennett, it premiered in the US at the Marfa Film Festival and also screened at New Orleans Film Festival in 2014. It most recently premiered in Europe at London’s Raindance Film Festival with another Blonde to Black short feature, Dotty, which co-starred her youngest son, Rudy. Buttercup Bill also received high acclaim in many major film festivals, including the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival. Sadie, Emma and Andrew have a further four films in development, including their newest project, Set The Thames on Fire; which stars Noel Fielding, Lily Loveless and Sadie. It’s currently in post-production and set to premiere in 2015.
Showing a natural affinity and flair for fashion, in 1999 Sadie co-founded the fashion label ‘FrostFrench’ with Jemima French. The label began in lingerie and then expanded into clothing collections. Matching contemporary innovative design with striking attention to detail, FrostFrench made a substantial impact in the UK and created worldwide interest in major markets including the US and Japan. Describing their designs as ‘classical with a twist of pop’, Sadie and Jemima were awarded ‘Designers of the Year’ by Elle Magazine in 2004. They continue to design for the company’s sister brands ‘Floozie’ and ‘Iris and Edie’.
Sadie has also recently released her first book, entitled ‘Nourish’, written with her sister Holly Davidson, and friend Amber Rose. With Sadie's beauty recipes to soothe the skin and yoga and meditation routines to still the mind, chef Amber's delicious food to nourish the body, and fitness instructor Holly's exercises to strengthen it, ‘Nourish’ acts as the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life.