Sophia is set to appear in new BBC drama, Our Zoo as Lady Katherine:
Lee Ingleby and Liz White are to star in new BBC One drama, Our Zoo based on the inspiring real story of the eccentric Mottershead family who established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.
Written by award-winning playwright Matt Charman, and made by Big Talk, the series sees Lee Ingleby (Inspector George Gently) play George Mottershead, an ex-serviceman with a dream to build the first British zoo without bars, with Liz White (Life On Mars) playing his loyal wife Lizzie Mottershead, mother to Mew and June.
BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango In Halifax) takes the role of Lucy Mottershead, whose world is turned upside down when her husband, Albert (Peter Wight, The Paradise), sells their shop to help fund George’s plans for the zoo and both are forced to live with their son and family in the country.
The series also stars Ralph Little (The Royle Family) as Lizzie’s mischievous brother Billy Atkinson, Sophia Myles (Underworld) playing Lady Katherine, the mysterious aristocrat who lives next door, and Stephen Campbell-Moore (The History Boys) playing Reverend Aaron Webb.
Upcoming actors Amelia Clarkson and Honor Kneafsey play George and Lizzie’s children, Mew (Clarkson) and June (Kneafsey).
The drama is being supported by June Williams (née Mottershead) and the world-renowned Chester Zoo. Marcus Wilson (Doctor Who) will produce with executive producers Luke Alkin, Kenton Allen and Matthew Justice for Big Talk Productions and Adam Kemp for Aenon. Andy De Emmony (The Bletchley Circle) is lead director.
Some fantastic news to share with you all! Sophia has a new project! She is to star as a scientist in 2014 epic action movie Transformers 4!
I have added the announcement by The Wrap to the press archive:
We will keep you up to date with all the latest progress on the project!
‘A Sunny Morning‘, the short film starring Sophia Myles & Charlie Cox, will have its world premiere in August at the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. It is one of 65 film festivals to be recognized as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards. In the meantime check out the Making Of, the poster & the Trailer. It really looks exciting!
Sophia’s BBC4 Radio play will air a week later than first announced: Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 2.15-3.00pm. But we have more information what it is about and who Sophia Myles is playing:
Facing deportation from the UK, a young Iranian student, Reza Mostafai, claims asylum on the grounds that he is gay, fearing for his safety if he is returned to his homeland.
With the help of his barrister Fiona and best friend Lulu, Reza must try and find a way to prove his sexuality in time to halt his removal. Can they find someone to come forward to testify to the truth of Reza’s claim?
Christine Murphy’s debut radio drama is a powerful and shocking story of one man’s desperate attempt to prove his homosexuality.
Starring Jamie Harding as Reza, Sophia Myles as Fiona, and Vicky McClure as Lulu, the cast also includes Ben Caplan, Zubin Varla, Ian Beattie and Maggie Cronin.
• Source: BBC Programme Information
I am very pleased to announce that Sophia will be part of the cast involved in a new Soho Theatre play: UTOPIA
– a collaborative project between Live Theatre and Soho Theatre.
Six characters in a world of blueprints search for Utopia. From spaceships and retirement homes, to political rallies and facebook, no stone has been left unturned in our collaborative quest for paradise.
Sophia will be starring alongside Tobi Bakare, Laura Elphinstone, Rufus Hound, Pamela Miles and David Whitaker.
UTOPIA will begin in Newcastle at the Live Theatre, running from 31 May – 16 June 2012. Tickets are priced between £10 to £18. For more information or to book tickets, visit the Live Theatre website
UTOPIA will run the move to London from 20th June – 14th July 2012 with tickets are priced from £10. For more information check out the Soho Theatre Website
We will keep you updated with all the latest news and updates as soon as we have them!