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Sophie attended the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 on March 29, 2015 in London, England. ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ won the “Best British Film” award, congratulations!

Public Appearances > 2015 > Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Public Appearances > 2015 > Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Show
Public Appearances > 2015 > Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Winners Room
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LONDON EVENING STANDARD – Rising star Sophie Cookson has revealed how she and Gugu Mbatha-Raw used to sing and dance together as children – and now they’re film award rivals.

Cookson, 24, has been shortlisted for best female newcomer in the Jameson Empire Awards for her appearance in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Her fellow contenders include Mbatha-Raw, 31, who took the title role in international hit Belle, based on the true story of a mixed-race girl raised at Kenwood House in London in the 18th century.

Cookson, who shot spy comedy Kingsman straight after leaving the Oxford School of Drama two years ago, said her nomination in the awards – which are voted for by the public – felt unreal.

“The craziest thing for me is being in the same category as Gugu. She was just about to start going to drama school when I was about 10 and we were both in the National Youth Music Theatre.”

The actress added that she was thrilled her Kingsman co-star Taron Egerton, 25, is up for best male newcomer because it “just feels like a celebration of what we did”.

Cookson, who was raised in Sussex and Suffolk, got her first break at drama school, filming Sky’s adaptation of the novel Moonfleet with Ray Winstone. It was while she was on location in Ireland that she was sent the script for Kingsman, which also starred Colin Firth. “Colin was already attached at the time so I didn’t take it very seriously,” she said. “Why would I be in a film with Colin Firth? That’s ridiculous.” So she sent a video of herself as requested and moved on. “You learn to forget about these things.”

But she won the part. “Every day was a new challenge. It was a big baptism of fire. I’m incredibly lucky that Matthew thought I was the right person. He has opened so many doors for me.”

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High quality scans of Sophie in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar Germany have finally been added to the gallery. Enjoy!

Magazine Scans > 2015 > Harper’s Bazaar Germany (February)
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Sophie graces the cover of C Magazine (Issue #4). Make sure to check the scans in our gallery!

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I’ve added high quality pictures of Sophie at the Miu Miu fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France.

Public Appearances > 2015 > Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter – Miu Miu Show
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I’ve added one scan of Sophie in the March issue of Glamour magazine. Make sure to check it out!

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Sophie Cookson
“Sometimes strong women in film are made to look macho or boyish. I love that my character is both strong and feminine.”

The Undercover Girl: Cookson, 24, beat out fellow Brit Emma Watson to play a spy in training in Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth and Sir Michael Caine.
Her off-duty uniform: She’s glammed up here, but the recent drama-school grad loves “nothing more than a good pair of boots, jeans, and a leather jacket,” she says. “Some days I just throw on a big scarf.”
How she chooses an outfit: “I seek comfort even when dressing for an awards ceremony. Jewelry helps to dress it up, and hair—big hair.”

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