Sophie Thompson Acting
Actress with short brown hair in a stripy top and red trousers

Sophie Thompson

Acting


Biography

Olivier award winning Sophie has had recent roles in Feel Good on Channel 4 and was in Present Laughter at the Old Vic in 2019.

 

Sophie on BOVTS, “I had my heart utterly set on going to the BOVTS & my joy at getting a place knew no bounds. In my day it was just two plump crumbly houses knocked together. Not a ‘facility’ in sight save a large mirror in the basement room, a pay phone under the stairs and a vending machine in the smokey blue linoleumed green room. We had to turn up equipped with a cloak, some character shoes and the then ubiquitous leg warmer. It was perfect.”

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice