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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Born Sophie Belinda Turner
(1996-02-21) 21 February 1996 (age 21)
Northampton, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Home town Chesterton, England

Sophie Belinda Turner[1] (born 21 February 1996)[2] is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, she has received four nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series.[3]

Turner has also starred in the television film The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and she made her feature film debut in Another Me (2013). She has also starred in the action comedy Barely Lethal (2015) and portrays a young Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men prequels.

Early life

Turner was born in Northampton, the daughter of Sally, a nursery school teacher, and Andrew, who works for a pallet distribution company.[4] She moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was two years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until she was eleven, and later attended The King's High School for Girls.[2] Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was three years old.[5] She has two older brothers.[6] Her twin died before birth.[7] In an interview with The Telegraph she stated that "My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud." Turner had a tutor on the set of Game of Thrones until the age of 16, sending homework back to her teachers at school. She achieved five A and four B grades at GCSE, including a B grade in drama.[6]


Turner in 2014

Since 2011, Turner has portrayed Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. Sansa is her first television role.[2] Turner's drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part,[8] and she dyed her blonde hair auburn for the role.[9]

In 2012, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress for her performance as Sansa. To date, Turner has appeared in all seven broadcast seasons. In 2013, she had her first big screen role as the lead character in the independent thriller film Another Me, based on the novel of the same name by Catherine MacPhail. She also starred as Adeline March in the 2013 television film The Thirteenth Tale.

In 2013, she was cast in the comedy film Barely Lethal, alongside American actress Hailee Steinfeld, which was released on 29 May 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand.[10][11] Turner also narrated the audiobook version of the Lev Grossman short story The Girl in the Mirror, which was included in the short fiction anthology Dangerous Women, and was edited by George R. R. Martin.

Turner in 2015

Turner played mutant Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released in May 2016 to mixed critical success.[12] That same month, it was reported that she would appear in a segment of the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, itself the fourth installment of the Cities of Love franchise.[13]

In February 2017, she announced that she would reprise her role as Jean Grey in the new film X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will take place in the early '90s and follow the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, as a part of the X-Men franchise. In the same interview she stated that production on the film will begin soon.[14] In March 2017 she announced that she had become patron of Women for Women, an organisation which supports female war survivors.[15]



Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Another Me 2013 Fay / Lila Delussey Spanish title: Mi otro yo [16]
Barely Lethal 2015 Heather / Agent 84 [17]
X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 Jean Grey / Phoenix [18]
Alone Films that have not yet been released 2017 Penelope
Huntsville Films that have not yet been released Josie Post-production
Time Freak Films that have not yet been released Debbie
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Films that have not yet been released 2018 Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix Filming [19]
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Game of Thrones 2011–present Sansa Stark Main role [20]
The Thirteenth Tale 2013 Young Adeline March Television film [21]

Music videos

Song Year Artist Notes Ref(s)
"Oblivion" 2014 Bastille [22]

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result Ref(s)
2011 Game of Thrones Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [23]
Scream Awards Scream Award for Best Ensemble Nominated [24]
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress Nominated [3]
2013 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [25]
2014 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [26]
2015 Empire Hero Award Empire Hero Award Won [27]
EWwy Award Best Supporting Actress, Drama Nominated [28]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [29]
2016 Herself Huading Awards Best Global Actress Won [30]
Game of Thrones Glamour Awards Best UK TV Actress Won [31]
Herself Venice International Film Festival International Movie Award Won [32]
Game of Thrones EWwy Award Best Supporting Actress, Drama Won [33]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [34]
2017 X-Men: Apocalypse Kids Choice Awards Favorite Squad Nominated [35]
Game of Thrones Glamour Awards Best UK TV Actress Won [36]


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  11. ^ "Barely Lethal: Score By Acclaimed Composer Mateo Messina Coming Soon, Action-Comedy Film Opens In Theaters May 29". Film Music Daily. 
  12. ^ Singer, Bryan (22 January 2015). "Bryan Singer on Twitter: Meet our new and brilliant young mutants: @Alexshipppp as #Storm @SophieT as #JeanGrey and @TyeSheridan as #Cyclops. #XmenApocalypse". Twitter. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Cannes: Sophie Turner, Jack Huston Join Anthology Film 'Berlin I Love You'". The Hollywood Reporter. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Sophie Turner to start filming the new X-Men film soon and reveals a Game of Thrones update". February 13, 2017. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 14, 2017. “We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. 
  15. ^ "Cannes: Why my controversial Game of Thrones rape scene made me join the Sisterhood". 8 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
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  21. ^ "The Thirteenth Tale : Cast". BBC News. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner appears in Bastille's Oblivion music video". Mail Online. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
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