Sarah Hadland was born in London and trained in dance from the age of three. During her schooling at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire, she became involved in human beatboxing and amateur dramatics with the Scamps youth group in Wilmslow. Following training at the Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, she commenced her theatre career aged 19 in musicals such as Cats and Grease in London's West End.
After six years, she transferred to touring theatre, including playing in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It was during this period she began to develop her talents as a voiceover artist, with credits including the white kitten in the Catsan commercial, squeaking: I can't find my litter tray; and the America surfer girl in a VO5 shampoo advert, who says: It's great for my body. She has provided her voice as an addition for the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Quest VIII.
Her television career began with supporting roles in Bad Girls and The Bill, before she moved on to bigger roles in comedies Green Wing and Broken News. She also starred in the films Confetti and Magicians alongside comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and BBC One's Learners. In November 2009, she joined Miranda Hart in the BBC comedy series Miranda, based upon the BBC Radio 2 series Miranda Hart's Joke Shop and featuring the same principal actors.
From 2007, she has also had a recurring role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Bleak Expectations, a loving parody of Charles Dickens' novels and of Victoriana in general. As well as providing the voice of Lily (née Bin) Sourquill, the daughter of Sir Philip ('Pip') Bin over the four series to date, she also voiced the characters Ripely Fecund (Pip's third wife, in series 2) and Miss Christmasham (a parody of Great Expectations' Miss Havisham, in series 3). In 2011, Hadland was cast as the new English teacher, Linda Radleigh in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. She also stars in Horrible Histories on the CBBC channel. Hadland is currently appearing as Trish in the ITV sitcom The Job Lot which is set in a busy unemployment bureau in the West Midlands.
|1998||Basil||Windmere House Chambermaid|
|1999||Julie and the Cadillacs||Girl on stage|
|Grow Your Own||Carla|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Ocean Sky receptionist|
|2010||Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (English dub)||Celia Reidley|
|2012||Now Is Good||Caroline|
|1994||A Dark-Adapted Eye||Elsie||TV film|
|1998||Bob and Margaret||Various characters|
|2002||Bad Girls||Spike||Appeared in three episodes|
|Daddy's Girl||DC Parkes||TV film|
|2002, 2004||The Bill||Mel Roland
|Episode 5.16: "Too Late for Goodbyes"
Episode 8.45: "Shadowplay"
|2003||Sweet Medicine||Jill||Episode 1.5|
|2004||Casualty||Sandra Lee||Episode 18.29: "Parenthood"|
|Peep Show||Karen||Episode 2.6|
|2005||Man Stroke Woman||Customer
Woman In Pub
|Heatwave||Pippa Connors||TV film|
|Beethoven||Johanna van Beethoven||TV mini-series: parts 2 and 3|
|Fireman Sam||Firefighter Penny Morris||TV series|
|Mile High||Gina||Episode 2.23|
|Broken News||Claire||Appeared in all six episodes|
|2006||Green Wing||Nurse||Episode 2.7|
|Appeared in 26 episodes|
|The IT Crowd||Margaret||Episode 2.4: "The Dinner Party"|
|2008–10||That Mitchell and Webb Look||Various characters||Appeared in 17 episodes (series 2-4)|
|2008||Love Soup||Sarah||Episode 2.4: "The Menaced Assassin"|
|Beautiful People||Miss Dunnderdale||Episode 1.5: "How I Got My Tongs"|
|After You've Gone||Lisa||Episode 3.6: "Damaged"|
|2008–09||Moving Wallpaper||Gillian McGovern||Appeared in 18 episodes|
|2009-13||Horrible Histories||Various characters||Series regular in series 1, 2,4 & 5|
|2009-2010,2012-||Miranda||Stevie Sutton||All episodes of series 1,2 and 3, apart from 2.5|
|2010||How Not to Live Your Life||Karen||Episode 3.1: "Don's New Job"|
|2011-12||Waterloo Road||Linda Radleigh||Appeared in 9 episodes (Series 7, eps 7.13 - 7.21)|
|The Jury||Tanya Hawkins||Episode 2 -|
|The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff||Miss Tightclench|
|2013||The Job Lot||Trish||Series 1|
- Fable (2004) - Additional voice
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004) - Additional voices
- Buzz! The Music Quiz (2005) - Floor manager
- Medieval II: Total War (2006) - Additional voices
- Overlord II (2008) - Mistress Kelda
- LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (2012) - Mrs Sunshine