Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo is an award-winning British actress. She most recently starred in Medea at the @sohoplace Theatre in London.

Sophie’s theatre credits include :Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre – Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress; and nominated for Best Actress Olivier Award); The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket); The Crucible (Walter Kerr Theatre, New York – Nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Tony Awards); A Raisin In The Sun (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York – Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play and Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Award); The Haunted Child, Night Songs and I Just Dropped By To See The Man (Royal Court Theatre); Troilus and Cressida and Money (National Theatre); and The Arabian Nights (Young Vic).

Her TV credits include: Slow Horses; Inside No. 9 The Wheel of Time; Modern Love; Britannia; Criminal (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA); Ratched (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series, Emmy Award); Chimerica; Flack; Wanderlust; Undercover (Royal Television Society Programme Award for Best Actress); The Hollow Crown; The Escape Artist; Mayday; Sinbad; The Slap; Criminal Justice (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA); Father & Son; Oliver Twist; Celebration and Tsunami: The Aftermath (NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Category, and nominated for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television, Golden Globe Awards).

Sophie’s film credits include: Raymond & Ray; Catherine, Called Birdy; Death on the Nile; Wild Rose; War Book; Mrs Mandela (Nominated for Best Actress BAFTA and TV Collective Award for Best Actress); Skin; The Secret Life of Bees (Hollywood Film Award for Best Ensemble Acting of the Year); Martian Child; Stormbreaker; Hotel Rwanda (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Academy Awards) and Dirty Pretty Things. 

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InterviewSophie Okonedo: ‘I’m a really emotional person – I sometimes feel like all my skin is off’

The award-winning actor on taking on the challenge of Medea, her love of cycling, and playing the long game in TV’s Slow Horses

(Kate Kellaway, The Observer, 12/03/2023) - The interview
InterviewSophie Okonedo: ‘I couldn’t have played Medea younger than this’

The actress talks about taking on the legendary role on stage, the shift that comes with the menopause and why she’s no longer bothered about work

(Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 11/02/2023) - The interview
👤 📅26 October 2022

📷 Main photo: Sophie Okonedo

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