While still attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sophie Thompson had already worked on television, including the BBC TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and performed on-stage in numerous plays. After two seasons with the Old Vic, Thompson moved to London's West End performing in several prestigious Shakespearian productions, including Much Ado About Nothing (directed by Judi Dench), As You Like It and "Hamlet (directed by Derek Jacobi); and innumerable contemporary stage works such as Tennessee Williams' A Period of Adjustment, The Real Thing, and A Month in the Country. Thompson's other stage work includes the lead in Romeo and Juliet, Sir Peter Hall's production of All's Well That Ends Well, Alan Ayckbourn's Wildest Dreams (for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Company (earning a second Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical and garnered the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Performance). On film, she is unforgettable for her roles in Mike Newell's hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, Persuasion, and the Miramax Films production of Jane Austen's Emma. A television veteran (including her early comedies with sister Emma Thompson and mother Phyllida Law), Thompson's current projects include the television comedy series Blind Men, and the Donmar Warehouse stage production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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