Sophie Bould

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Sophie Bould is a British theatre and TV actress, from Shropshire, where she attended Thomas Telford School and St Dominic's High School for Girls in Brewood. She is now based in London.

Her first stage appearance was as a little French girl, at age eight with the South Staffs Musical Theatre Company at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton. She has said: "It was from that performance that I knew I wanted to be an actress, it propelled me to take drama lessons and now I’m returning to that stage. It’s a strange but lovely feeling".[1]

Bould graduated with a first class degree from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, having earlier attended the National Youth Theatre.

Her television appearances include Doctors, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Holby City.

Bould appeared in the West End at the London Palladium in the original Andrew Lloyd Webber production of The Sound of Music, alongside Connie Fisher. Bould played the eldest child of the Von Trapp family, "Liesl". She was also the understudy for "Maria" and received rave reviews in that role, having stepped in to cover an extended absence by Fisher through illness.[2] Bould left The Sound of Music on 24 September 2007.

Bould appeared at the National Theatre on the South Bank in Coram Boy and enjoyed a season at Regents Park, London. Her stage debut was as the lead in the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella, at the Bristol Old Vic.

In 2008 she starred in the UK tour of Noises Off [3] and later that year as "Belle" at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in A Christmas Carol until January 2010.[4]

During the summer of 2010, Bould joined the companies of Sheridan's The Critic and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing to full houses and rave reviews.[citation needed] Most recently she took the leading role of "Lily" in The Secret Garden at Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Canada.[2]

She married Robin Savage in Shropshire in September 2010.[2]

Bould starred as "Tracy Lord" in a UK tour of High Society in early 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shropshire West End star Sophie Bould back where it all began". Shropshire Star. 25 December 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "An eventful year for Shropshire actress Sophie Bould". Shropshire Star. 25 December 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "West End actress can't put down her Emotional Baggage!". Emotionalbaggage.co.uk. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Christmas Carol role for county actress". Shropshire Star. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  5. ^ New Production of High Society to Tour U.K. in 2012; Cast Includes Michael Praed, Daniel Boys, Sophie Bould