Who is Sophie Rundle?

Sophie Rundle was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire England, on 21 April 1988 – her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds British nationality. She’s an actress with over 20 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of the supporting character Ada Shelby, in the crime drama series “Peaky Blinders”, created by Steven Knight, and which stars Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory. It follows the gangster family Shelby and their boss Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby, who are living in 1900s England; the series has been airing since 2013, and has won 21 of the 68 awards for which it’s been nominated.

Early life and education

Sophie was raised alongside her brothers Henry and James in High Wycombe, by their father Michael, and their mother Fiona Rundle; not a lot is known about her family, as Sophie respects their privacy.

She became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because she often watched TV with her brothers. While attending Bournemouth School for Girls, Sophie was a member of its drama club, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school, as well as several at a local theatre. Her plan was to pursue an acting career as soon as she matriculated in 2006, but her parents urged her to attend college first. She thus enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but also made her debut film appearance, with her portrayal of Heather in the 2007 fantasy horror comedy “Small Town Folk”.

Sophie didn’t appear in any other movies or TV series until she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 2011.

Roles in TV series

Sophie made her debut TV series appearance in a 2011 episode of the biographical drama “Garrow’s Law”, and the following year saw her play Roberta Maioni in two episodes of the critically acclaimed drama mini-series “Titanic”. It starred Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington and Glen Blackhall, and tells the story of how the world’s largest ship at that time – Titanic – hit an iceberg and sank; the mini-series won four of the 14 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2012 and 2013, Sophie played supporting characters in a couple of popular series, such as the adventure fantasy drama “Merlin”, the mystery crime drama “Shetland”, and the crime drama “Talking to the Dead”.

Between 2012 and 2014, she played the lead character Lucy in the mystery crime drama “The Bletchley Circle”, which also starred Rachael Stirling and Julie Graham, and follows four women who had previously worked at the wartime code-breaking centre Bletchley Park, and have now reunited to catch a serial killer; it was nominated for three awards. A couple of Sophie’s following roles were in the comedy “Episodes”, the historical drama “Call the Midwife”, and the crime thriller drama “Happy Valley”.

In 2015, we saw her play Jenny in the comedy mini-series “Not Safe for Work”, and in the following year she starred as Honoria Barbary in the drama “Dickensian”; it also starred Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Moen, and follows the lives of several characters featured in the novels by Charles Dickens.

Sophie was then cast to star in the mini-series’ “Brief Encounters” and “Bodyguard”, and in 2019, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the biographical adventure comedy “Urban Myths”. Between 2017 and 2019, Sophie played Alice Sharrow in 17 episodes of the historical drama “Jamestown”, and in 2020, she starred as Emily, in the thriller mini-series “The Nest”. Her most recent role in TV series has been her portrayal of Ann Walker in the biographical historical drama “Gentleman Jack”, which has been airing since 2019. It was created by Sally Wainwright, also stars Suranne Jones and Rosi Cavaliero, and follows the life of Anne Lister in 1832 Halifax, West Yorkshire; the series has won two of the 11 awards for which it has been nominated.

Roles in movies

In 2012, Sophie was cast to play Clara, in the romantic drama “Great Expectations”, directed by Mike Newell, and which starred Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes and Jason Flemyng.

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It follows the life of the orphaned boy Pip, and the movie won one of the nine awards for which it was nominated.

She portrayed Hannah in the 2014 crime drama “The Face of an Angel”, and the following year saw her play Eva Smith in the mystery crime drama “An Inspector Calls”; it was directed by Aisling Walsh, starred David Thewlis and Lucy Chappell, and follows an inspector who starts investigating the rich Birling family after a young woman commits suicide.

Sophie has appeared in only three other movies: the 2019 mystery drama “Elizabeth is Missing”, the romantic horror drama “Rose”, and the science fiction fantasy drama “The Midnight Sky” both in 2020.

Other credits

Sophie produced the 2020 romantic horror movie “Rose”, in which she also starred alongside the film’s writer Matt Stokoe and Olive Gray.

It follows Rose and her husband who are living in seclusion because of her illness; the movie was nominated for two awards.

Sophie has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “The Crime Thriller Club”, “Saturday Kitchen” and “Lorraine”.

Awards and nominations

In 2021, she was nominated for a British Independent Film Discovery Award for her and her colleagues’ performance in “Rose”.

Love life and relationships

Sophie met the popular British actor, film writer and producer Matthew Joseph ‘Matt’ Stokoe in 2017, while they were shooting together for the series “Jamestown”; he has been credited with appearing in over 20 movies and TV series, and has been nominated for only a single award.

The two could since have been seen attending most of their red carpet events together, and on 16 February 2021, Sophie revealed that she was pregnant, as well as that she and Matthew were engaged; she gave birth to their son on 4 April 2021.

Sophie hasn’t spoken of any other men (or women) whom she had perhaps been with prior to meeting Matt, but there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that she’s bisexual, and that she was previously in a relationship with a girl; Sophie hasn’t commented on this, nor has any evidence been provided to support these rumors.

As of September 2021, she’s engaged to Matt Stokoe, and has a son with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Sophie’s interested in photography, and many pictures taken by her can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account; she’s quite active on the network, as she seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her over 470,000 followers.

She enjoys spending her spare time in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures which Sophie has taken deep in the woods, and high up in the mountains.

She’s into travelling, and has been to various European countries and US states, for both work and pleasure.

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Sophie has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne and Julia Roberts, and a couple of her favorite movies are “The Gladiator”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “The Runaway Bride”.

She’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay fit.

Age, measurements and net worth

Sophie’s age is 33. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of September 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2.5 million.

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