Brooke Vincent

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Brooke Vincent
Born
Brooke Vincent

(1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 (age 26)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
EmployerITV (2004–)
TelevisionCoronation Street (2004–)
Dancing on Ice (2018)
RelativesEllie Leach (cousin)

Brooke Vincent (born 4 June 1992) is an English actress. She is known for her portrayal of Sophie Webster in the ITV soap-opera Coronation Street since 2004 where she took over the role from Emma Woodward.

Early life[edit]

Vincent was born in Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, England to Nicola Anderton, a scene of crime officer for Greater Manchester Police and Anthony Vincent, a tour guide in Tenerife; her parents divorced when she was two and was raised by her mother and stepfather, John McDermott.[1][2] Vincent has a paternal older half-brother, Zak, and a younger maternal half-sister, Maisie.[3][4] Vincent attended Fairfield High School for Girls in Droylsden and The Manchester College, where she gained a National Diploma in Acting.[5][1][6]

Career[edit]

Vincent's first television appearance was as a guest character, Casey Emma Glass, in the TV series, The League of Gentlemen. Shortly after landing the role of Sophie in Coronation Street, she appeared on Children in Need. In an interview on This Morning on 30 October 2017 Vincent was confirmed as the first contestant on the new series of Dancing on Ice.

Coronation Street[edit]

Vincent joined long-running British soap-opera Coronation Street in April 2004 as the third actress to play Sophie Webster, replacing Emma Woodward who decided to leave the soap at the end of 2003. Vincent's first appearance was shown on 12 May. Vincent is two years older than the character she plays.

In an interview on 7 September 2010 with Vincent and Sacha Parkinson, both young actresses discussed their roles in the lesbian storyline, whereby, their relationship transformed from best friends to girlfriends, with the realisation of their sexuality. This storyline on Coronation Street started on 11 April 2010.[7] On 5 November 2010 at the "Stonewall Awards" ceremony, Coronation Street won the new "Broadcast of the Year" award,[8] in recognition of its gay storylines. Vincent was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress for her portrayal of Sophie at The British Soap Awards 2008.[9] At the 2008 Inside Soap Awards, Vincent was nominated in the category "Best Young Actor".[10]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2018, Vincent launched her own stationery brand, Oh So B;[11] her first three planners were named after her half-sister and her cousins.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Vincent is the cousin of Ellie Leach, fellow Coronation Street actress who plays fellow resident Faye Windass; Vincent was said to be "overjoyed" by Leach's casting in the soap.[13]

From 2011 to 2015, Vincent was in a relationship with footballer Josh McEachran.[14] She has been in a relationship with Kean Bryan since 2016.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The League of Gentlemen Casey Glass 1 episode: The Medusa Touch
2004–present Coronation Street Sophie Webster Series Regular, Main Cast, 809+ episodes
2006 Soapstar Superstar Herself 2006–07; 1x6, 2x8, 2x9
2014 Tricked 1 episode; 2x1
2016 I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here: Extra Camp 2 episodes, 14&15 November
Tipping Point: Lucky Stars 1 episode, 19 November
Blankety Blank Christmas special, 24 December
2018 Dancing on Ice Contestant (Runner Up)

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Coronation Street: Out of Africa Sophie Webster Direct-to-DVD spin-off movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Coronation Street 50: Brooke Vincent, aka Sophie Webster, in lesbian storyline shock". Express. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ Francis, Anna (27 March 2014). "OMG! Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent parties with 'coolest' parents in funny V Festival picture". Celebs Now. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ Francis, Anna (11 April 2014). "Aw! Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent shares cute baby picture and thanks brother for 'being there' and paying!". Celebs Now. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ Holley, Jasmine (19 May 2017). "Corrie actress shares pic of her mini-me sister". Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Coronation Street star to open college". Tameside Metropolitan Borough. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent returns to The Manchester College to meet students receiving their A-Level results". The Manchester College. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Great LezBritain: EXCLUSIVE Interview with Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson of "Coronation Street"". AfterEllen.com. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (5 November 2010). "Corrie, Partridge win Stonewall Awards - Coronation Street News - Soaps". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  9. ^ Kris Green (29 April 2008). "In Full: British Soap Awards Panel Shortlist". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  10. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2008 - Nominations". MSN TV. Microsoft. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  11. ^ Lee, Jess (8 October 2018). "Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent makes surprise career move by launching her own brand". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ "MAISIE, DAISY and ELLIE [...] This business and brand I am building, is for Us". 25 October 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Brooke Vincent is 'chuffed' that cousin Ellie-Louise Leach is joining Coronation Street". Unreality Shout. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent splits Josh McEachran". Daily Mail. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Coronation Street spoilers Brooke Vincent Dancing On Ice partner Kean Bryan Instagram". Express. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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