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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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Sophie is nominated in the Best Female Newcomer category for the Jameson Empire Awards 2015! ‘Kingsman’ is also listed so make sure to show your support and to vote for her. the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 will be held on March 29, in a central London venue. You can also win tickets to the awards.

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CATALOGUE – Sophie Cookson is waiting for the sun to come out so she can go borrow a dog. Not just any dog, she’s got her eye on one in particular who lives on her street in North London. “It’s a Welsh Terrier, so it’s kind of like a smaller version of an Airedale. But it’s not too small that it’s not really a dog anymore, it’s still a good size,” Sophie explains. “Yeah they’re vey cute, quite old mannish with a bit of a beard.” She admits, “I’m just desperate for a dog so I just have to pinch one”. She has impeccable manners, and I can only imagine that any kind of dog time-share situation would be traded with a plate of baked goods and the world’s sweetest smile.

It’s the kind of normalcy she’s enjoying, possibly while she still can. Sophie Cookson is no household name, but is being increasingly inked alongside phrases like ‘next big thing’ and ‘one to watch’. Helped in no small part by the story that the 24 year old beat out fellow English rose (but a decidedly more famous rose) Emma Watson, along with Bella Heathcote, to the role of Roxy in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. Vaughn has been praised in the past for his talent-scouting eye, casting up-and-comers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz as the two leads in Kickass, and a pre-Bond Daniel Craig in Layer Cake. Like Kickass before it, Kingsman: The Secret Service is an adaptation of a Mark Millar comic. It’s being billed as the Kickass of the spy thriller genre: a refresher in the world of increasingly prosaic spy movie franchises.

The credits are stacked with some pretty big names: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L Jackson. As far as apprenticeships go, a young actor could do worse for masters. “Yeah it’s bizarre. Because I mean I never – in a million years – thought I’d be working with people like that,” Sophie says. It’s enough to make the first day at a new job fairly daunting. “I was incredibly nervous,” Sophie concedes. “But I thought that was pretty normal and pretty standard, trying to remind myself that everyone was probably feeling slightly anxious, it’s the first day and everyone’s settling in.”

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EXAMINER – Sophie Cookson plays Roxy in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” out this Friday. The film tells the story of a spy organization which recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. We were on the red carpet for the film’s New York premiere on Feb. 9 at the School of Visual Arts Theater, where we spoke with Sophie exclusively.

We loved your character in the film. Can you talk about what it was like playing a very strong, independent female role in this film?
It’s incredibly exciting when you read a script, sometimes waiting for the woman to fall in love with the man and then you see it never happens, so it is just brilliant. There is obviously a base for that, but Roxy, she keeps her femininity as well. She doesn’t try to be one of the boys and be androgynous, she sticks to her roots and what she believes in and that makes her a character that you want to invest in eventually.

And this movie is a spy movie, so in your opinion, what makes this different from other spy and action movies?
Matthew Vaughn. Matthew Vaughn is an absolute genius. His is such a perfectionist and he just wants to push boundaries but also he makes a film that he would want to see and that’s what’s exciting. I think sometimes it is very easy to people please and you have to get so many stunts in, the sequences are so long as well for some of them. And seeing Colin Firth as an action hero is something that needs to be watched again and again and again.

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