TELEVISION AND FILM WORK

2019 kicks off with Sophie taking over as Casting Director on Call The Midwife for Neal Street Productions. This is the ninth series of the hugely popular drama for the BBC.

This follows five years of working alongside Casting Director, Rebecca Wright CDG as her Casting Associate on the series. Together they have worked on numerous television projects, including BRITANNIA (series 2, Vertigo/ Neal St Productions); DELICIOUS (2 series, Bandit TV); CALL THE MIDWIFE (5 series, Neal St Productions); SILENT WITNESS (3 series, BBC); THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE (1 series, World Productions); 5-part drama THIRTEEN (BBC); and 3-part drama RILLINGTON PLACE (BBC). In 2015 they cast the feature film adaptation of a A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (Streetcat Films), which was released in cinemas countrywide in 2016.

Sophie also works periodically with Rachel Freck CDG; most recently on a 4-part adaptation of HOWARD'S END for BBC and Starz (America), starring Matthew Macfadyen and Hayley Atwell. Other projects she has worked on with Rachel include ESIO TROT (BBC); HUNDERBY (Sky), W1A (BBC) and THE GAME (BBC).

 

Over the last decade, Sophie has worked in a freelance capacity working with/for various established Casting Directors on a range of high profile projects for companies including Sky, Amazon UK and Worldwide, HBO and Channel 4.  This work spans both comedy and drama.

Sophie previously trained in-house as part of the BBC Casting Department for three years; assisting John Cannon CDG and Liz Stoll, as well as Casting Executive, Julia Crampsie CDG, before working as a Casting Director in her own right on the series, DOCTORS, for BBC 1.

 

Whilst at the BBC, Sophie worked as Casting Assistant on a range of projects, including THE NIGHT WATCH (Anna Maxwell Martin, Claire Foy), WPC56; MR STINK (Hugh Bonneville, Sheridan Smith) and four series of HOLBY CITY.

 

She was also involved in the development of ‘The Company’ –  ‘a BBC initiative  looking to both increase the level of disabled people on television and to help develop the careers of individual talented actors that struggle in an industry has frequently excluded them.’

 

Sophie is also experienced in casting music videos and short films - recent work includes a music video for Olly Murs for Stitch That TV, and a film installation of THE SECRET AGENT for world-renowned visual artist Stan Douglas.

 

If you would like more specific information please get in touch  with Kat Oliver at Conway Van Gelder Grant to request a CV.

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