Sophie Cookson is an English actress who started acting professionally while still studying at Oxford School of Drama. She made her television debut in 2013 in the miniseries, Moonfleet. She eventually became popular in 2014 after she played the role of secret agent Roxanne “Roxy” Morton in the film, Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel The Golden Circle.
Sophie Cookson – Biography (Age)
Sophie Cookson was born on 15 May 1990, in Haywards Heath, United Kingdom, with the full name Sophie Louise Cookson. Her father, Colin Cookson, works in the finance sector while her mother, Marie Louise Cookson is an English teacher. Sophie was raised alongside her younger brother, in Sussex, South East England, and later Suffolk, where she enrolled in Woodbridge School.
She got involved in singing and musical theatre from the time she was a child and at the age of 10, she became a member of the British Youth Music Theatre. However, she decided to quit acting to study art history and Arabic after touring Japan as part of a theatre company that performed in the island country. Her love for acting, however, made her abandon her studies to pursue a career in acting.
In a bid to polish her acting skills, Sophie attended the Oxford School of Drama and in her senior year, she was cast in the Sky 1 miniseries, Moonfleet. That notwithstanding, she was able to graduate from Oxford in 2013.
The following year, Sophie Cookson played the role of Millie Lancaster in the television film adaptation of the novel Unknown Heart written by Rosamunde Pilcher. The same year, she managed to beat out Emma Watson for her first big screen role as secret agent Roxanne “Roxy” Morton / Lancelot in the 2014 action spy comedy film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, based on the book “The Secret Service” authored by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. As a result of her excellent performance, she was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer.
In 2016, the actress played a minor role as the female huntsman named Pippa, in the film The Huntsman: Winter’s War. From the beginning of June 2017, she acted as Sidney Pierce, a troubled singer, in the Netflix psychological thriller web TV series, Gypsy. Sadly, as a result of negative reviews and low ratings, the show was cancelled after the first season despite the fact that the second season was already being developed.
The gifted actress featured in the horror movie, The Crucifixion, in July 2017, portraying Nicole Rawlins, a journalist carrying out an investigation into a death-dealing exorcism performed on a nun. She again played her role as Roxy Morton in the sequel to The Secret Service, The Golden Circle, in September 2017 and also featured in a musical short film for the song, “Pleader” by the indie rock group, alt-J, from Britain.
Sophie Cookson appeared in the epic historical drama film, Emperor, on May 1, 2018. The movie was in production hell for a long time after the producer was accused of fraud and subsequently arrested. It was eventually released on the streaming service Hulu. Also in the same year, the talented actress played Dottie in the Trafalgar Studios production of the play Killer Joe. The role required her to go completely naked and she was able to pull it off with so much professionalism, earning herself praises from critics.
In 2018, Sophie also acted as Ona in Ashes in the Snow, a Second World War film based on the novel, “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys. She also appeared in the 2019 British drama film, Red Joan. The movie was inspired by the life of Melita Norwood (the film character is named Joan Stanley), the longest-serving British spy in the KGB (Russian-language abbreviation for Committee for State Security).
Is She Dating? Boyfriend
Sophie Cookson is in a relationship with fellow English actor, Stephen Campbell Moore, who is best known for his role as Irwin in the play The History Boys, written by Alan Bennett and its subsequent film adaptation.
Their relationship started in 2018 after Stephen’s four-year marriage to Claire Foy, who is also an actress, ended. Cookson and Stephen spent the year together filming the movie Red Joan where they starred alongside each other. The couple was pictured together canoodling outside a cafe in London with Sophie even wearing Stephen’s cap as a sign of their intimacy. They were also later photographed walking arm in arm, obviously enjoying each other’s company.
Before Sophie met her current beau, she was in a relationship with another English actor Andrew Gower. Although they reportedly got engaged in 2014, they never made it to the alter
The beautiful actress has a petite size with a height of 5 feet 3½ inches (161 cm). She weighs 50 kg or 110 lbs and has dark brown hair and amber-coloured eyes.