Sophie Lowe

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Sophie Lowe
Sophie Lowe - Jan Žižka (Film, 2020).jpg
journalistic film conference - Jan Žižka - September 2018
Born (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 28)
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter
Years active2005–present

Sophie Lowe (born 5 June 1990) is an English-born Australian actress and singer-songwriter. She appeared in the films Beautiful Kate, After the Dark, Adore, and Road Kill, and starred in the television series The Slap, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Returned and The Beautiful Lie.

Early life[edit]

Lowe was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and moved to Australia with her family in 2000. In her early teens, she signed to Chadwick Models but quit modelling in favour of acting.[1]


Lowe's first roles were the short films Kindle, in which she played the lead role Hayley; Mirage, which was screened at the Montreal World Film Festival,[2] and He. She. It., as well as a number of television advertisements before she graduated from The McDonald College in 2008.[3]

Lowe's first substantial role was as the lead, Kate, in Beautiful Kate,[4] which was released in 2009. For her role in Beautiful Kate, she was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Lead Actress. Her other credits include Natalie in the thriller film Blame,[5][6][7] which was released in 2010. Blame was screened and received accolades at Cannes Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, the 35th Toronto International Film Festival,[8] the 47th Chicago International Film Festival[9] and Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema.

Sophie Lowe in 2013.

In 2013, Lowe and her fellow McDonald College alumnus Rhys Wakefield co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the short film A Man Walks Into a Bar... The film was a finalist at Sydney's Tropfest short film festival.[10] Lowe and Wakefield previously worked together in the 2013 film After the Dark.

From 2013 to 2014, Lowe starred as Alice in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, a spin-off of the TV series Once Upon a Time.[11] The series ended after one season.[12]

On 2 June 2014, Lowe was cast in the role of Lena in The Returned.[13]

In 2015, Lowe starred in The Beautiful Lie, an Australian television series broadly based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina, playing Kitty Ballantyne, and filmed Waiting for the Miracle to Come, the feature film debut of Australian documentary filmmaker Lian Lunson.[14] In 2016, she joined the independent Australian film Bloom,[15] and Philip Noyce's thriller Above Suspicion.[16]

Lowe is also a singer-songwriter, originally performing under the alias SOLO.[17] In December 2013, she released a five-song EP named after her alias, released by the online music retailer Bandcamp.[18] The music video for the song "Dreaming", one of the songs from the SOLO EP, was directed by actress and After the Dark co-star Bonnie Wright.[19][20] She later dropped the SOLO name and performed under her real name. In November 2015, she released her second EP titled EP2, with seven songs.[21]

Speaking to the media in October 2015, Lowe said she had a two-fold focus. When she had free time between acting, she tried to do as much music as she could. She stated that she would not give up acting for the sake of her burgeoning musical career. "There's no way I'm not acting," she said, "because that's my life."[22]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kindle Hayley Short film
2008 He. She. It. Cassie Short film
2008 The Mirage Deb Short film
2009 Beautiful Kate Kate Kendall
2009 Blessed Katrina
2010 The Clinic Allison
2010 Road Train Nina
2010 Blame Natalie
2011 Moth Heather Short film
2011 Kiss Kristy Short film
2011 One of Us Rose
2013 Autumn Blood The Girl
2013 After the Dark Petra originally titled The Philosophers
2013 Adore Hannah
2013 A Man Walks Into a Bar... Woman Short film
2014 What Lola Wants Lola
2017 Above Suspicion Kathy Putham
2017 The Butterfly Tree Shelley
2018 Waiting for the Miracle to Come Adeline Winter
2019 Blow the Man Down Priscilla Connolly
TBA Medieval Catherine Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Backyard Science Young Scientist Episode: "Moldy Meal"
2009 All Saints Chloe Episode: "Test of Faith"
2010 Satisfaction Kate Episodes: "Big Crush" & "Lifesavers"
2011 The Slap Connie Main role
2013–14 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Alice Lead role
2015 The Returned Lena Main role
2015 The Beautiful Lie Kitty Ballantyne
2018 Romper Stomper Zoe Farron Main role
Music video roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 "Never Be Like You" cameo Flume music video


  1. ^ Daily Life (21 April 2013). "Rise and shine". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  2. ^ "The Mirage". The World Film Festival. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Sophie Lowe in Wonderland". Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Blame it on raw talent". The Age. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Blame". SBS. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  6. ^ Blame on IMDb
  7. ^ Milfull, Tim (June 2011). "Blame". Rave Magazine. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  8. ^ Bannister, Brooke (9 June 2011). "Perth Hills is the setting for new Australian film 'Blame'". 720 ABC Perth. ABC Local Radio. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Perth film Blame premieres following strong international and national response". Ausfilm. 8 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  10. ^ "A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…". TROPFEST AUSTRALIA. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  11. ^ Ross, Dalton (14 May 2013). "'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' trailer | Inside TV |". Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (28 March 2014). "'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Canceled by ABC After One Season". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Kevin Alejandro To Co-Star In A&E Series 'The Returned'; Two Others Cast". Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Sophie Lowe's new role could be her big break". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  15. ^ "First time director seals $1.2 million funding on Bloom starring Melissa George". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  16. ^ May 30, 2016 (30 May 2016). "Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville join Above Suspicion". Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Interview: Solo aka Sophie Lowe | Fashion Magazine | News. Fashion. Beauty. Music". 13 January 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  18. ^ "SOLO". 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  19. ^ "Riding Solo". Nowness. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  20. ^ "SOPHIE LOWE RELEASES NEW EP, "DREAMING" MUSIC VIDEO". The Permanent Rain Press. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  21. ^ "The Beautiful Lie star Sophie Lowe launches her second EP as America discovers her double threat talent". Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  22. ^ Daily Telegraph, 2015-10-20, p.17

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