Sophie Cookson is an incredible English actress who was involved in musical theatre and singing before taking a leap to the acting business where she eventually found fame and won international audiences with her roles in many hit films. Cookson is a late-bloomer but despite being relatively new in the show business, she has made a mark for herself as one of the industry’s up-and-coming talents to watch out for. She has made more appearances in films than television series but so far, she has done a good job and even has a nomination for Best Female Newcomer to show for her superlative performance in her first film.
Biography and Age
The actress who was born Sophie Louise Cookson is the daughter of Colin Cookson (father) and Marie Cookson (mother). The latter gave birth to her on the 15th of May 1990, in the United Kingdom, precisely in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England. As regards her nationality, she is British and a member of the White race. Cookson has a younger brother whose identity is yet to be revealed to the public.
Cookson spent part of her childhood in Sussex and later Suffolk, where she enrolled and graduated from Woodbridge School. From childhood, she was into singing and musical theatre. By the age of 10, she was already a member of the Youth Music Theatre.
While growing up, Sophie was quite bookish and ambitious to become an architect or a vet due to her love for animals but found herself on a different career path after she fell in love with acting. Although her family expressively discouraged her from acting, every one of them gave their approval after the actress graduated from drama school and began working. Before then, she initially gained an admission to study art history and Arabic but dropped out and later enrolled at the Oxford School of Drama where she spent three years before graduating in 2013. It was after she finished from Oxford that she became a full-time actress, as mentioned earlier.
The English actress earned her first acting role while she was in her senior year at Oxford in the television series, Moonfleet. Sophie portrayed the character Grace Mohune in the series with its storyline based on the J. Meade Falkner novel of the same name. Her breakout role came knocking in the year 2014 when she outsmarted fellow English actress Emma Watson to win the role of secret agent Roxanne “Roxy” Morton / Lancelot in Matthew Vaughn’s spy action movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Her role in the film, based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’s comic book “The Secret Service”, was what attracted the attention of the world to the HayWays Heath-born actress.
Since her breakout year, Sophie Cookson has since gone ahead to land several parts in movies such as The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), Pleader (2017), Red Joan (2018), The Crucifixion (2017), as Nicole Rawlins), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), as Roxanne “Roxy” Morton / Lancelot), Emperor (2018), and others. The English actress also plies her trade in the television industry. Apart from Moonfleet, which is her debut, she has played Millie Lancaster in the 2014 TV film Unknown Heart and also portrayed Sidney Pierce in the 2017 Netflix series thriller Gypsy.
Dating, Boyfriend – Is Sophie Cookson Gay or Lesbian?
Cookson is neither gay nor lesbian, as there’s no evidence to prove so. However, she did share an on-screen steamy kiss with actress Naomi Watt during Gypsy filming in New York. Watt, who played a therapist, developed life-destroying chemistry with Sidney (Sophie) in the series. Apart from this on-screen role, Cookson has never made headlines for having romantic relationships with people of her own gender.
There is no doubt that the Kingsman actress is very beautiful and talented. In addition to this, she enjoys a huge following on her social media platforms due to her talent and beauty. Yes, Cookson has had several on-screen matchups but in real life, she loves one man and his name is Andrew Gower, a fellow English actor. The two reportedly got together in 2014 and they seem to be happy with each other. Right now, not much is known about their relationship but the screen stars may end up getting married in the near future.
Cookson’s boyfriend was born on 8th November 1989, in Aintree, Merseyside, England. His acting resume covers film, television, and theatre. Gower is not only known for his role in the comedy-drama series Being Human but also as the winner of the Spotlight Prize for Best Actor in 2010.
What’s Her Height?
Born with the birth sign Taurus, Sophie Cookson is 5 feet 3 inches tall, which is the same as 161 centimetres. Her slim build is perfected by her weight of 50 kilograms. She sports dark brown hair and a pair of amber eyes.