SOPHIE Thompson has spent decades building a reputation as one of the UK’s finest acting talents.
She has many an impressive film credit to her name as well as appearing in the soaps – here’s all you need to know.
Who is Sophie Thompson and who are her famous relatives?
Born in Hampstead, London in January 1962, Sophie Thompson is an accomplished actress across stage and screen.
Sophie has two sons with ex-husband actor Richard Lumsden.
The couple married in 1995 but split in 2015.
Her sister is none other than actress Emma Thompson.
Their father Eric Thompson was the writer and narrator of iconic children’s TV series The Magic Roundabout and their mother is TV presenter Phyllida Law.
What has Sophie Thompson starred in?
Sophie made her screen debut in 1978’s A Traveller in Time series where she starred in five episodes.
Her TV has also included taking on Mr. Bean, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Doc Martin.
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She also landed the role of Stella Crawford in EastEnders between 2006 and 2007.
Sophie stepped onto the big screen with 1996’s Emma, 2010’s epic Eat Pray Love, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Her theatre credits include such iconic productions as Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, and an Olivier award-winning turn in Into the Woods.
She also played psychic Rosemary Piper on the Coronation Street cobbles.
The famous actress has also written a cook book, My Family Kitchen, and a children’s book called Zoo Boy.