Sophie Thompson Biography
Sophie Thompson is an English actress , born on 20 January 1962 in London, United Kingdom.Sophie has worked in television, film and theatre. Sh is a five-time Olivier Award nominee, who won the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the London revival of Into the Woods.
Sophie Thompson Age
She was born on 20th January 1962. She is 56 years old as of 2018.
Sophie Thompson Family
Thompson was born in London United Kingdom to actress Phyllida Law, the presenter of the first TV show broadcast on BBC Two, Play School, and actor Eric Thompson, the writer–narrator of the popular children’s television series The Magic Roundabout on BBC One in the 1960s. She is the little sister of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson.
Sophie Thompson Husband | Sophie Thompson Children
Thompson was married to actor Richard Lumsden, from 1995 to 2015. Together they have two sons: Ernie James; born 1997 and Walter Eric; born 2000.
Sophie Thompson Career
Thompson made her television debut at the age of 15, starring in the BBC adaptation of the Alison Uttley classic A Traveller in Time, opposite Simon Gipps-Kent, before going on to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Some of her big-screen roles include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Eat Pray Love, Emma, Dancing at Lughnasa, Gosford Park, Fat Slags, Relative Values and Morris: A Life with Bells On.
Sophie Thompson Harry Potter
She also appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2010, as Mafalda Hopkirk and Hermione Granger disguised as Hopkirk. Thompson starred in Jonathan Creek, and Lee Evans in So What Now?, alongside popular British comedians Alan Davies. She also appeared in Persuasion, Midsomer Murders, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Harlot’s Progress, and the TV movie Magnolia. She played the role of Miss Bartlett in Andrew Davies’ 2007 adaptation of E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View and also appeared in the last episode of series 4 of Doc Martin.
Sophie Thompson Eastenders
Thompson played the role of Stella Crawford, a child abuser in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. She started off as Phil Mitchell’s lawyer and they gradually developed a romantic link. Stella later became jealous of Phil’s relationship with his son Ben and began to emotionally and physically abuse him, becoming one of soap’s most-hated villains. Thompson left EastEnders on 20 July 2007, after the exposure of Stella’s evil ways on her wedding day led to the character’s suicide. She won the “inside soap Best bitch award” for her portrayal of Stella. Thompson appeared in the BBC One comedy series Big Top, in 2009. Thompson appeared in Love Life and Lightfields, in 2012 both of which were aired on ITV. Some of her most recent television credits include Detectorists, Professor Branestawm, A Gert Lush Christmas, Jericho and Coronation Street of 2018.
The role of Mrs Hardcastle in She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, and also the part of Doctor Mathilde von Zahnd in Josie Rourke’s production of The Physicists at the Donmar are some of her recent theaters. In Dominic Cooke’s 2011 production of Clybourne Park at The Royal Court, which transferred to The Wyndhams, she played Kathy/Bev. She received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress. Thompson played the role of Amy in Sam Mendes’ acclaimed Donmar Warehouse revival of Company, in 1996, receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her performance.
She later appeared in the Donmar’s revival of Into the Woods, which garnered her the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as the Baker’s Wife . In 1988,she also played Ophelia in the Renaissance Theatre Company production of Hamlet in Birmingham, later touring around England. The production was directed by Sir Derek Jacobi and starred her future brother-in-law Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet, Richard Easton as Claudius and Dearbhla Molloy as Gertrude.In the process of producing and rehearsing this play, a film documentary called Discovering Hamlet was made . It was released in 1990, and a DVD version was released in 2010.
In 2014, Thompson competed in Celebrity MasterChef , beating Jodie Kidd and Charley Boorman in the final. Her recipe book, My Family Kitchen, was published,in 2015, and her first children’s book, Zoo Boy, was published in 2016.
Sophie Thompson Movies and TV Shows
- The Missionary (1982) … Mission Girl
- Twenty-One (1991) … Francesca
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) … Lydia, the Bride – Wedding Two
- Persuasion (1995) … Mary Musgrove
- Emma (1996) … Miss Bates
- Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) .. Rose Mundy
- Relative Values (2000) … Dora Moxton
- Gosford Park (2001) … Dorothy
- Nicholas Nickleby (2002) … Miss Lacreevy
- Fat Slags (2004) … Tracey
- Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009) … Glenda
- Eat Pray Love (2010) … Corella
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) … Mafalda Hopkirk
- Monte Carlo (2011) … Auction Bidder 2
- That Day We Sang (2014) … Dorothy
- A Traveller in Time (1978) … Penelope; 5 episodes
- Hammer House of Horror (1980) … First Girl in “Guardian of the Abyss”;
- Casualty (1987) … Judy Wilson in “Cross Fingers”; 1 episode
- Boon (1991) … Vicky ‘Mouthpiece’ in “Help Me Make It Through the Night”; 1 episode
- The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1992) … Agatha in “The Master Blackmailer”
- Comedy Playhouse (1993) … Val in “The Complete Guide to Relationships”
- Performance (1994) … Gillian Player in “Message for Posterity”
- Nelson’s Column (1994–95) … Clare Priddy
- Bean (1995) … Girlfriend “Torvill and Bean”; 1 episode
- The Railway Children (2000) … Mrs Perks
- So What Now? (2001) … Heather
- Jonathan Creek (2003) … Dorothy Moon in “Angel Hair”; 1 episode
- The Young Visiters (2003) … Bessie Topp
- Midsomer Murders (2006) … April Gooding in “Dead Letters”; 1 episode
- Magnolia (2006) … Marjorie Forsyth
- A Harlot’s Progress (2006) … Jane Hogarth
- Doctors (2006) … Rachel Barton in “Rabbitgate”; 1 episode
- EastEnders (2006–07) … Stella Crawford
- A Room with a View (2007) … Charlotte Bartlett
- Big Top (2009) … Aunty Helen
- May Contain Nuts (2009) … Sarah McDonald
- Doc Martin (2009) … Tasha”
- Agatha Christie’s Poirot (2010) … Mrs Reynolds in “Halloween Party”
- Whistle and I’ll Come to You (2010) … Carol, the hotel proprietor
- Love Life (2012) … Penny
- Lightfields (2013) … Lorna
- Death in Paradise (2014) … Angela ; 1 episode
- Inside No. 9 (2014) … Jan in “Last Gasp”
- Detectorists (2014, 2015, 2017) … Sheila
- Celebrity MasterChef (2014) … Herself/series winner
- The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm (2014) … Aggie
- Harry Hill in Professor Branestawm Returns (2015) … Aggie
- A Gert Lush Christmas (2015) … Sue Colman
- Bounty Hunters (2017) … Fiona
- Ratburger (2017) … Miss Maxwell
- Coronation Street (2018-) … Rosemary Piper recurring role
Sophie Thompson Interview
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Sophie Thompson: ‘A sister act with Emma? I’m sure we’d be delighted’
Actress Sophie Thompson has said she would love to act alongside her older Oscar-winning sister Emma — but only if the right roles came along as they are a “couple of experienced old hags” with exacting standards.
Thompson, 56, is playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest, the final instalment of a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde’s plays at the Vaudeville Theatre in the Strand.
Asked if a double act was on the cards with Emma, 59, she told the Evening Standard “good casting” would be essential and the collaboration would have to come about “organically”. She added: “I’m sure we would be utterly delighted.
“We’re both a couple of old experienced hags and we’d say, ‘What d’you think, babes?’ If it made sense I’m sure we’d both leap at the challenge.”
Thompson also revealed it was her dream to star alongside The Muppets. “I’d like to be able to have a scene with Miss Piggy, Kermit, Animal and Gonzo,” she said. “The Muppets are similar to Oscar Wilde. They bring the humour, absurdity and inclusion of the awkward, the animal, of mavericks and extreme personalities.”
Despite growing up in a house of actors — her mother is Phyllida Law, 86, while her late father Eric Thompson narrated the Magic Roundabout — Thompson said they were not a “flamboyant” family. She said: “Actors are notoriously awkward creatures, actually. You certainly don’t want to be dressing up in your spare time, because that is what you do for a living.
“People expect that, as performers, you might be flamboyant, but often the reverse is the case.”
Thompson, who has appeared in EastEnders in 2006 and 2007, won Celebrity MasterChef in 2014. She said she would consider setting up a “deeply naff” café in the future.
“What we actors do is constantly challenging, and I love to think I could rise to the challenge until I’m an old wrinkly bird, but you never know,” she said.
“I sometimes do dream of running a caff. It would be called something alliterative like ‘Soph’s soup and spuds’, which are two of my favourite things.
“I’m actually pretty basic when it comes to food, although MasterChef belies that.”