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Thompson, Sophie (I) Biography




biography of Thompson, Sophie (I)

1962, London, England, UK


-   'Richard Lumsden' (qv) (1995 - present); 2 children


-   Younger sister of 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv). Consequently she is the sister-in-law of 'Greg Wise (I)' (qv), and the former sister-in-law of 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv).

-   Daughter of stage director 'Eric Thompson (I)' (qv) and 'Phyllida Law' (qv).

-   Has two sons: Ernie James (b. 1997) and Walter Eric (b. 2000).

-   She was awarded the 1999 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in "Into the Woods".

-   Both Sophie and her sister, 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), met their future husbands ('Richard Lumsden' (qv) and Greg Wise (I), respectively) on the set of _Sense and Sensibility (1995)_ (qv).

-   She and her sister 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), as well as her former brother-in-law 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), have all appeared in the Harry Potter films. Also appearing is 'Helena Bonham Carter' (qv), who played Emma's sister in _Howards End (1992)_ (qv).


-   Her credits at London's Donmar Warehouse include: the Baker's Wife in the musical "Into the Woods" (5 November '98 to 13 February '99), and Amy in the musical "Company" (1995, also West End).

-   Appeared in "The Chalk Garden" by 'Enid Bagnold' (qv) - Chichester Festival Theatre (1986).

-   Played Lika in "The Promise" by 'Aleksei Arbuzov' (qv) - Latchmere Theatre, London.

-   Her credits with the Renaissance Theatre Company include: Ophelia in "Hamlet", Celia in "As You Like It", and Margaret in "Much Ado about Nothing" (1988).

-   Played Isabelle in "Period of Adjustment" by 'Tennessee Williams' (qv) - Palace Theatre, Watford (1990).

-   Played Isabella in "Measure For Measure" - Shakespeare's Globe, London (2004).

-   Her Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: Rosalind in "As You Like It" (1989), Helena in "All's Well That Ends Well" (1992) and Marcie Banks in "Wildest Dreams" by 'Alan Ayckbourn' (qv) (1993).

-   Played Tess in the UK premiere of "The Female of the Species" by 'Joanna Murray-Smith' (qv) - Vaudeville Theatre, London (2008).

-   (August 1988) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "Hamlet", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Derek Jacobi' (qv) was the director.

-   (August 1988) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "As You Like It", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Geraldine McEwan' (qv) was the director.

-   (August 1988) She acted in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s play, "Much Ado About Nothing", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with 'Kenneth Branagh' (qv), 'Samantha Bond (I)' (qv), 'Richard Easton (II)' (qv), 'Edward Jewesbury' (qv), 'David Lloyd Meredith' (qv), 'Dearbhla Molloy' (qv), 'David Parfitt' (qv), 'Shaun Prendergast' (qv), 'Jay Villiers' (qv) and 'Jimmy Yuill' (qv) in the cast. 'Judi Dench' (qv) was the director.

-   (1983) She acted in 'Dorothy Reynolds (I)' (qv) and 'Julian Slade' (qv)'s musical, "The Merry Gentleman", in a Bristol Old Vic production at the Theatre Royal in Bristol, England with 'Roger Bizley' (qv), 'June Barrie' (qv), 'Gillian Bevan' (qv), 'Robin Bowerman' (qv), 'Simon Green (I)' (qv) and 'Jay Villiers' (qv) in the cast. 'John David (VIII)' (qv) was the director.


-   (July 2008) Appearing with Dame 'Eileen Atkins' (qv) and 'Anna Maxwell Martin' (qv) in 'Joanna Murray-Smith' (qv)'s "Female of the Species" at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.


-   "Radio Times" (UK), 18 November 1989, Vol. 263, Iss. 3441, pg. 92, by: David Gillard, "Sophie's story"

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