Sophie-Louise Dann

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Sophie-Louise Dann
Born Sussex
Alma mater Arts Educational Schools, London
Occupation Actress

Sophie-Louise Dann is a British actress, best known for her work in Musical Theatre.

Career[edit]

Dann trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.[1]

In 2010, Dann played the role of Diana Divane in the new musical Lend Me a Tenor at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. The production subsequently transferred to the West End in June 2011 in which Dann reprised her role.[2] She received great acclaim for her performance, with Michael Billington writing "Sophie-Louise Dann seizes her moment and gives wonderfully over-the-top potted parodies of Tosca, Violetta and Carmen, while hugging the walls and clawing the furniture in the manner of an old-style soprano".[3] She was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical.[4]

In 2014, she played Barbara Castle in the world premiere production of Made in Dagenham.[5] In 2015, she originated the role of Paula in Bend It Like Beckham the Musical at the Phoenix Theatre, London, replacing Ronni Ancona during the rehearsal process.[6]

In 2017, Dann played the role of Celia in the West End production of the musical The Girls, a role which she had previously played when the production premiered at the Grand Theatre, Leeds and The Lowry, Salford. For this role she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical alongside fellow cast members Joanna Riding, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Debbie Chazen and Michelle Dotrice.[7] On 20 December 2017, the launch of Robert J. Sherman's A Spoonful of Sherman UK/Ireland tour was announced. Sophie-Louise Dann will be a featured performer in the show alongside Mark Read, Glen Facey and Jenna Innes and Ben Stock.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Interview: Sophie-Louise Dann". West End Frame. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Kelly & Humbley Star in West End Lend Me a Tenor". WhatsOnStage.com. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (2011-06-15). "review". the Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  4. ^ Singh, Anita (2012-03-15). "Olivier Awards: full list of nominations". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  5. ^ Shenton, Mark (2014-08-01). "Complete Casting Announced for New West End Musical Made in Dagenham, Based on Film". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  6. ^ Bannister, Rosie (2012-08-07). "Sophie-Louise Dann replaces Ronni Ancona in Bend It Like Beckham". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  7. ^ Bowie-Sell, Daisy (6 March 2017). "Full list of Olivier Award nominees announced". Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  8. ^ BWW News Desk (December 20, 2017). "Sherman Brothers Musical to Tour UK". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Cheesman, Neil (December 20, 2017). "First Tour Dates Announced for A Spoonful of Sherman". London Theatre 1. Retrieved 22 December 2017.