Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Sophie Belinda Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress, known for playing Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones.

 

Career

In her first role in front of a camera, Turner plays Sansa Stark, the eldest daughter of House Stark in the 2011 HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. She dyes her blonde hair red for the role.

Turner will play the main role in the indie thriller film Panda Eyes based on the novel Another Me by Catherine MacPhail, acting alongside Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Claire Forlani, Rhys Ifans and Geraldine Chaplin. The film began shooting in November 2012 in the United Kingdom as well as Barcelona, Spain. Panda Eyes will make its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

Personal life

Turner was born in Northampton and moved to Warwick when she was two years old. There, she attended Warwick Prep School until the age of eleven and later moved on to Kings High School. Turner expressed interest in acting at a very young age, joining the Playbox Theatre Company at the age of three. She is still an active participant.

Turner is a friend of actress Maisie Williams, who plays her character’s sister Arya Stark in the series. They met during their auditions, with Williams discovering she got the part two weeks after Turner.

After season one production ended on Game of Thrones, the Turner family adopted Zunni, the dog that played Sansa Stark’s direwolf Lady in the show.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Game of Thrones Sansa Stark 16 episodes
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2013 Panda Eyes Fay Filming

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