Sophie Winkleman is an English actress who has been active across the different entertainment media in the UK. With a slew of appearances on television, in film, on stage, and even over the British radio, Sophie has established a name for herself, apart from the public's recognition of…more
Sophie and actress Romola Garai were schoolmates at City of London School for Girls.
On Valentine's Day 2009, Sophie got engaged to Lord Frederick Windsor, financial analyst and son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The couple has been dating for two years prior to their engagement. They got married on September 12, 2009 before 400 guests at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
If she did not become an actress, Sophie would have been a baker and a children's storybook author who writes about magic cakes.
• Beauty and the Beast (2003-2004) as Veronique
• Galileo's Daughter (2004) as [Various Roles]
• Man and Superman (2004) as Violet
• Don Juan as (2004) Charlotte
• Blood Wedding as Bride
• The Crucible as Abigail
• The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui as Dockdaisy
• Confusions as Kate
Sophie is a member of the Jewish faith.
Film and TV Credits:
• Seared (2008) as Stranger
• Long Live Long (2008) as Rachel
• Shattered (2007) as Natalie Encore
• The Trial of Tony Blair (2007) as Fiona
• AD/BC: A Rock Opera (2004) as Wise Man
• Suzie Gold (2004) as Debbie Levine
• Chasing Alice (2003)
• White Teeth (2002) as Joely
If she could change any part of her body, Sophie would want to have emerald eyes as her mother does. She thinks her brown eyes are too common.
Aside from her work on TV, film, and stage, Sophie has also been heard over radio shows like Doctor Freud Will You See Me Now, Mrs. Hitler, Hope and Desires: The Dangers of Self Hypnosis, Table for Two, Tea for Two, and Giles Wemmbley-Hogg.
Sophie's favorite view of London is The Houses of Parliament as seen from the No.11 bus. Regent's Park Road and the King's Road are her favorite streets to shop on, while The George Club and The Groucho are her favorite nightspots.
Sophie is a skilled horse-rider. She's also good at drawing.
Sophie can speak both French and English, of which she can speak with West Coast, Scottish, Southern, New York, Cockney, and Irish accents.
Sophie sings in a soprano voice and is obsessed with singing songs from musicals.
While Sophie took up English Literature at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, she was a member of the Footlights Comedy Club. She has also been a part of the National Youth Theatre.
Sophie is 5'10" tall.
Sophie is the half-sister of television presenter Claudia Winkleman. Her father, Barry Winkleman, is a publisher, while her mother, Cindy Black, is a children's author.
Sophie: (recounting Freddie's proposal to her) We were going for a picnic and Scrabble and Freddie said, 'I'll unpack the picnic and you unpack the Scrabble board.' I took the lid off and there was a question in the Scrabble tiles. It was very romantic and sweet of him.
Sophie: I have this rustic dream of being surrounded by 20 children - I definitely want a big brood of my own - and baking cakes all day.
Sophie: I mean, I'll leap to the aid of friends if they need me, but I don't try to run their lives, because I have no idea how to run my own.
Sophie: (on whose wardrobe she would steal if given the chance) Anna's from The King and I, or Scarlett O'Hara's in Gone with the Wind. I think all those fiercely corseted dresses, with huge crinoline skirts, are so romantic. Life would be very passionate if you swished around in one of those.
Sophie: (advice to tourists when visiting London) Go to Borough Market and head straight for the fudge stall. Ignore all the adventurous flavours and purchase a crisp square of the tablet fudge. It has a secret ingredient that makes it exquisite.
Sophie: I absolutely loathe clubbing. I can't see what's fun about it.
Sophie: My mother always wanted to make sure I had things to do in the summer holidays, so she forced me to audition for the National Youth Theatre and I instantly got the bug.
Sophie: (her philosophy in a nutshell) Try to exercise gentleness, kindness and humour and you cannot go far wrong.
Sophie: (fashion advice) Sleep. I look about 400 years old if I haven't slept. I also eat too much and end up buying weird clothes that I think will change my life.
Sophie: (a day in the life of Sophie Winkleman) Wake up, have gallons of Earl Grey, read a script in bed, go to an audition, have more tea, go home, make someone play Scrabble with me, then go out for a yummy pizza at my local Italian.
Sophie: I'm not a good shopper, not practical at all. I'll buy 84 of the same thing, then nothing for months. I spend more on food and dinners out than on clothes.
Sophie: I don't know whether I have a defined-enough look to be perceived as anything. Being an actress, I might be auditioning to be a monkey breeder one day and an opera singer the next. I dress to suit the part, so my overall look is a bit jumbled up.