Sophie Thompson Biography (1962-)

Born 1962 in London, England; daughter of Eric Thompson (an actor and director) and Phyllida Law (an actress); sister of Emma Thompson (an actress and screenwriter); married Richard Lumsden (an actor), October, 1995; children: Ernest. Addresses: Contact: British Actors' Equity Association, Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Ln., London WC2H 9EG, England; 13 Shorts Garden, LondonWC2H 9AT, England.

Birth Details
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Mission girl, The Missionary, Columbia, 1982
  • Ophelia, Discovering Hamlet, 1990
  • Francesca, Twenty-One, Triton Pictures, 1991
  • Lydia Jane Hibbot, bride for second wedding, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gramercy Pictures, 1994
  • Mary Musgrove, Anne's sister, Persuasion, Sony Pictures Classics,1995
  • Miss Bates, Emma, Miramax, 1996
  • Rose Mundy, Dancing at Lughnasa, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998
  • Moxie, Relative Values, First Look, 2000
  • Dorothy, Gosford Park, Capitol, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Various roles, Thompson, BBC, 1988
  • Phil Cool, 1992
  • Nelson's Column, [Great Britain], 1994
  • Clare Priddy, Nelson's Column, BBC-2, 1994
  • Caroline Holdcroft, Blind Men, London Weekend Television, 1997
  • Heather, Lee Evans: So What Now?, BBC, 2001
  • Movies
  • Doris, The Death of a Heart, 1985
  • Amy, The White Lady, 1986
  • Louise Stubbs, Tumbledown, 1989
  • Agatha, Milverton's maid, The Master Blackmailer, 1991
  • Val, The Complete Guide to Relationships (also known as ComedyPlayhouse: The Complete Guide to Relationships), 1993
  • Gillian Player, Message for Posterity (also known as Performance: Message for Posterity), 1994
  • Mrs. Perks, The Railway Children, PBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Judy Wilson, "Cross Fingers," Casualty, 1987
  • Vicky "Mouthpiece," "Help Me Make It through the Night," Boon, 1991
  • Miniseries
  • Agatha, Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer, PBS, 1993
  • Other
  • Appeared in BBC productions of The Crucible, Bomber Harris,and A Traveller in Time.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Amy, Company, Donmar Warehouse, London, 1995, then Albery Theatre,London, 1996
  • The baker's wife, Into the Woods, Donmar Warehouse, 1998-1999
  • Appeared as Marcie Banks, Wildest Dreams, Rosalind, As You LikeIt, and Helena, All's Well That Ends Well, all Royal ShakespeareCompany; appeared as Ophelia, Hamlet, Celia, As You Like It, and Margaret, Much Ado about Nothing, all Renaissance Theatre Company; appeared as Lika, The Promise, Latchmere; and appeared as Dog, Garden Girls, Perdita, The Winters Tale, Ange, Top Girls, Chorus, The Bacchae, and Voilet, The Merry Gentlemen, all Bristol OldVic Theatre. Also appeared in Bedtime Story, Period of Adjustment, and The Chalk Garden.

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