Working on cloud nine

Sarah Jayne Dunn
Sarah Jayne Dunn

ACTRESS Sarah Jayne Dunn is having a ball with her new ventures.

The 32-year-old from Leigh is keen to get her name out there and be known for more than playing Mandy Richardson in Hollyoaks.

Turning her hand at comedy, she has filmed a sketch for Bloody Comedy on YouTube with Oliver Powell and Emily Chase.

And she has joined forces with fellow ex-Hollyoaks friend Matt Littler, who played Max Cunningham, to star in a music video on with MOBO award winner Esco Williams, via SoundCloud.

And filling in her spare time with doing make-up sessions, trained in doing LVL Lashes, she is hosting a few shows on shopping channel QVC.

She told Goss: “I was asked if I wanted to get involved and so I did a sketch.

“It is being edited now so it should be on the channel quite soon.

“It was so fun to do as it was a bit daft and silly.

“I love doing comedy as you can be a bit more creative.

“Working in TV or film is very structured and there is no leeway and no room for your own ideas.

“It is great to be able to play about and try different things.”

Sarah Jayne added she enjoyed hooking up with her former soap friend Matt to be in a music video - Breaking Bones.

She said: “Matt Littler was directing a music video for Liverpudlian singer Esco Williams and I jumped at the chance to star in it.

“Esco Williams is an amazing soul singer. He has won MOBOS and is very successful.

“I have always wanted to do a music video. The song is so beautiful.

“Esco will release a few EPs throughout the year and hopefully he will release an album. This is his first official music video and I am so excited to be part of it.

“The story is about either his girlfriend, or ex and there is a flashback of their relationship.

“It relates how the relationship is not working and he can’t let go.

“I had such an amazing day and it was great to be back in Liverpool.”

Sarah Jayne, who now lives in London with her boyfriend, Jonathan Smith, added that in between acting jobs she is a technician for LVL eye lashes.

As a result she has been a guest presenter for QVC.

She added: “Presenting has always been something I wanted to do and I found it to be great experience.”