Sophie Cookson

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: May 15, 1990, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England.

Sophie Cookson was raised in Sussex and later Suffolk, her early life was steeped in the arts, particularly singing and musical theatre. She attended Woodbridge School where her passion for performance began to take shape.

Despite initially pursuing art history and Arabic at the University of Edinburgh, Cookson’s calling for acting led her to drop out and enroll at the Oxford School of Drama. After three years of rigorous training, she graduated in 2013, poised to embark on a promising acting career.

Sophie Cookson’s breakthrough came while she was still at drama school, landing the role of Grace Mohune in the Sky 1 miniseries “Moonfleet.” Her big-screen debut was equally impressive, as she replaced Emma Watson to play secret agent Roxy Morton/Lancelot in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014) and its sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017).

Her filmography includes a diverse range of roles, such as Pippa in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (2016) and the title role in “The Crucifixion” (2017). Cookson’s talent extends beyond film, as evidenced by her captivating performance as Sidney Pierce in the Netflix series “Gypsy” (2017), although the series was short-lived.

On stage, Cookson has demonstrated her theatrical prowess, notably in the Trafalgar Studios production of “Killer Joe” (2018), where she starred alongside Orlando Bloom.

Off-screen, Sophie Cookson met actor Stephen Campbell Moore on the set of “Red Joan,” and the couple have been together since 2018. They share a child, born in 2020, marking a new chapter in Cookson’s personal life.


Suggested viewing


Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.7

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” is an action-packed spy film where a young street kid, Eggsy, is recruited into a secret British intelligence agency called Kingsman and trained by the suave Harry Hart to save the world from a megalomaniacal billionaire’s sinister plan.

Top cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Samantha Womack.

The Trial of Christine Keeler (2018)

The Trial of Christine Keeler

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.9

“The Trial of Christine Keeler” is a gripping drama series that explores the infamous Profumo Affair in 1960s Britain, recounting the scandalous affair between young model Christine Keeler and British government minister John Profumo, leading to political and personal turmoil with far-reaching consequences.

Top cast: Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Ellie Bamber, Ben Miles, Emilia Fox, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Anthony Welsh, Rosalind Halstead.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton (2022)

The Confessions of Frannie Langton poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.1

“The Confessions of Frannie Langton” is based on the historical novel by Sara Collins, following the life of Frannie, a Jamaican maid accused of murder in 19th century London, as she unravels her past through confessional writings and challenges societal norms while fighting for justice and self-discovery.

Top cast: Karla-Simone Spencer, Sophie Cookson, Patrick Martin, Jodhi May, Steven Mackintosh, Lydia Page, Henry Pettigrew, John Alan Roberts, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Pooky Quesnel. 

Red Joan (2018)

Red Joan poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.4

“Red Joan” is a captivating spy thriller based on a true story, where an elderly British woman, Joan Stanley, is arrested for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II while reflecting on her past actions and the moral complexities of her choices.

Top cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Nina Sosanya, Tereza Srbova, Laurence Spellman.

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