Sophie Thompson

Actor
The dark-haired younger sister of England's darling, Emma Thompson, Sophie Thompson has been turning in impressive supporting performances in films since the mid-1990s. The daughter of two stage veterans, Thompson began ... Read more »
Born: 01/20/1962 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

Detectorists 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Borgias 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

Auction Bidder 2 (Actor)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

Corella (Actor)

A Room With a View 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Lee Evans: So What Now? 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

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Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

The Railway Children 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Relative Values 2000 (Movie)

Moxie (Actor)

Dancing At Lughnasa 1998 (Movie)

Rose Mundy (Actor)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

Miss Bates (Actor)

Persuasion 1995 (Movie)

Mary Musgrove--Anne's sister (Actor)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

Lydia the Bride (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Twenty-One 1991 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Thompson 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Death of the Heart 1985 (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

Mission Girl (Actor)

Fat Slags (Movie)

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Jericho (Tv Show)

Actor

The Young Visiters (TV Show)

Actor

Watson & Oliver (Tv Show)

Actor

We the Jury (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

The dark-haired younger sister of England's darling, Emma Thompson, Sophie Thompson has been turning in impressive supporting performances in films since the mid-1990s. The daughter of two stage veterans, Thompson began her professional career behind the footlights, specializing in Shakespeare, acting with such renowned companies as the Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company. Among the plays in which she has appeared are "The Winter's Tale," "Much Ado About Nothing," "As You Like It" and "Hamlet." Thompson has also scored in non-Shakespearean plays and musicals, including Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," "Bedtime Story," "Period of Adjustment" and "The Chalk Garden." Her 1994 performance in Alan Ayckbourn's "Wildest Dreams" earned her an Olivier Award nomination and she won the award in 1996 as the nervous fast-talking bride Amy in an acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Company."

Relationships

Richard Lumsden

Husband
married in October 1995

Ernest Lumsden

Son
born in 1997

Emma Thompson Actor

Sister
Born April 15, 1959 Acted together on the BBC comedy series "Thompson" (1988)

Eric Thompson

Father
died in 1982 at age 53

EDUCATION

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Milestones

2001

Cast as one of the maids in the Robert Altman-directed period mystery "Gosford Park"

2000

Was featured in "Relative Values", a film adaptation of the Noel Coward work starring Julie Andrews

1998

Played the "slow" sister Rose in the ensemble drama "Dancing at Lughnasa"

1996

Co-starred with her mother in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma"; also first US film

1995

First appearance in a Jane Austen adaptation, played Mary Musgrove in "Persuation"

1991

First major supporting role in "Twenty-One"

1981

Film debut, "The Missionary"

Spent several seasons appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company

After graduating from drama school, began career appearing in repertory productions

Made appearances in small roles (often with her mother) on her sister Emma's TV series "Thompson"

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