Sarah Jane O’Neill is a doynenne of high heels and reprobates. She has worked extensively. Beginning her career in Oxford as a muse for the Duchess of Marlborough, she also modelled at The Slade, The Ruskin School of Art and for a group of school boys at a minor public school in the Cotswolds. She once appeared in oils on page 7 of the Mail on Sunday.
During her career as an actress, Sarah Jane cornered the market in women who wear fluffy mules and invite the milkman in. Her oeuvre of work includes Goneril from King Lear, Mrs Mincing in The Way of the World, a flame haired lady of the night in The Beggar’s Opera and, before she discovered eyebrow plucking, an ill-advised TV appearance as Queen Katherine Howard on The Discovery Channel.
In 2001, Sarah Jane researched and wrote her first novel, McCabe’s Bureau which landed on the desk of every major literary agent in London and remains there to this day. She went on to write and produce three plays, managing to turn a profit by employing the services of a set designer who was an accomplished skip diver and paying the actors in travelcards.
Widely travelled, Sarah Jane was once mistaken for Cher in a gay club in Reykjavik. She has produced events at the V&A, The Chelsea Arts Club, the Proud Gallery, Claridge’s, The Oxford Union and The University of Oxford, narrowly avoiding trench foot at a number of festivals in the name of creating Art and Entertainment. When she says she’s massaged so many egos she has repetitive strain injury, she’s not joking.
Sarah Jane is now a Major Donor Fundraiser and has a penchant for flamenco and Argentinian polo players. She has a predilection for miserable 1930s literature and is more than a little obsessed with Elizabeth Taylor.