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Sonya Cassidy

Actor

Sonya is currently filming a lead part in AMC’s LODGE 49 . She most recently starred as the lead in the second series of Channel 4 and AMC’s BAFTA award-nominated sci-fi series HUMANS.

Her big break came in 2012, when Sonya starred as ‘Clara’ in the BBC drama THE PARADISE, created by Bill Gallagher. In the same year, she was also cast as ‘Celine Ashworth’ in the Royal Television Society award-winning drama VERA alongside Brenda Blethyn.

Since then she has appeared in the lead role of ‘Oracle’ in the 2015 SyFy series OLYMPUS. Additional television credits include: THE REBEL (Gold, 2016); RIPPER STREET (BBC, 2016); ENDEAVOUR (ITV, 2013);MIDSOMER MURDERS (ITV, 2010); THE TUDORS (BBC/Showtime Networks, 2009); LEWIS (Granada Media/ITV, 2009); and DOCTORS (BBC, 2009).

In film, Sonya has featured in the 2015 crime thriller SURVIVOR opposite Pierce Brosnan and James D’Arcy; Vadim Jean’s comedy BREAKING THE BANK alongside Kelsey Grammer and Tamsin Greig; and in the 2013 biographical drama THE FIFTH ESTATE, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Alicia Vikander.

Sonya has also appeared in prominent roles on the stage, beginning her theatrical career in the lead role of The Old Vic’s 2009 production of INHERIT THE WIND. She has also performed alongside Charlie Cox in Dennis Kelly’s THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG at the Donmar Warehouse, and in the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s production of THE LION IN WINTER.

She will next be seen in BBC One’s highly anticipated adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ classic gothic novel THE WOMAN IN WHITE alongside Jessie Buckley and Dougray Scott.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
BREAKING THE BANK (Annabel)
Company:
Black Hanger Studios
Project details:
Dir. Vadim Jean
Production (role):
SURVIVOR (Helen)
Company:
Millennium Films
Project details:
Dir. James McTeigue
Production (role):
THE FIFTH ESTATE (Keren)
Company:
Dreamworks
Project details:
Dir. Bill Condon
TELEVISION
Production (role):
LODGE 49 (Liz Dudley)
Company:
AMC
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Madam Fosco)
Company:
Origin Pictures
Project details:
Dir. Carl Tibbetts
Production (role):
HUMANS 2 (Hester)
Company:
Channel 4/AMC
Project details:
Dir. Lewis Arnold
Production (role):
RIPPER STREET (Leda Starling)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Luke Watson
Production (role):
OLYMPUS (Oracle - Lead)
Company:
SyFy (Mini Series)
Project details:
Dir. Nick Willing
Production (role):
THE GREAT FIRE (Catherine of Braganza)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Jon Jones
Production (role):
THE PARADISE (Clara - Series Regular 2012 – 2013)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
VERA (Celine Ashworth - Series Regular 2011 - 2013)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Various
Production (role):
ENDEAVOUR (Joyce Morse)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Colm McCarthy
Production (role):
MIDSOMER MURDERS (Beatrice Daniels)
Company:
ITV
Project details:
Dir. Peter Smith
Production (role):
DOCTORS (Ellen Harkness)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Dir. Dominic Keavey
Production (role):
TUDORS (Duchess Of Milan)
Company:
Peace Arch Entertainment Group
Project details:
Dir. Jeremy Podeswa
Production (role):
LEWIS (Alison)
Company:
ITV (Series III)
Project details:
Dir. Billie Eltringham
THEATRE
Production (role):
MUCKY KID (Maggie Radcliffe)
Company:
Theatre 503
Project details:
Dir. James Farrell
Production (role):
THE LION IN WINTER (Princess Alais)
Company:
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Project details:
Dir. Trevor Nunn
Production (role):
THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG (Natalia, Princess of Orania)
Company:
The Donmar
Project details:
Dir. Jonathan Munby
Production (role):
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Nora Morton)
Company:
Watford Palace Theatre
Project details:
Dir. Jennie Darnell
Production (role):
INHERIT THE WIND (Rachel Brown)
Company:
The Old Vic
Project details:
Dir. Trevor Nunn
Production (role):
GUARDIANS (Molly Wilder)
Company:
The Hightide Festival
Project details:
Dir. Natalie Abrahami
Production (role):
SIMPATICO (Kelly)
Company:
The Old Red Lion
Project details:
Dir. Hannah Eidinow
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts
Based:

In London
Accents & Dialects

American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cockney, Dublin, Edinburgh, Essex, French, Geordie, Glasgow, Liverpool, RP*, Somerset, West Country, Yorkshire
*=Native
Languages

English*, French & Spanish
*=Native/Fluent
Music & Dance

Laban, Mezzo-Soprano*, Period Dancing*
*= Highly Skilled
Sports

Athletics, Cycling, Stage Combat, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do*
*= Highly Skilled

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BREAKING THE BANK (Annabel)
    Company: Black Hanger Studios
    Project details: Dir. Vadim Jean
  • Production (role): SURVIVOR (Helen)
    Company: Millennium Films
    Project details: Dir. James McTeigue
  • Production (role): THE FIFTH ESTATE (Keren)
    Company: Dreamworks
    Project details: Dir. Bill Condon
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): LODGE 49 (Liz Dudley)
    Company: AMC
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Madam Fosco)
    Company: Origin Pictures
    Project details: Dir. Carl Tibbetts
  • Production (role): HUMANS 2 (Hester)
    Company: Channel 4/AMC
    Project details: Dir. Lewis Arnold
  • Production (role): RIPPER STREET (Leda Starling)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Luke Watson
  • Production (role): OLYMPUS (Oracle - Lead)
    Company: SyFy (Mini Series)
    Project details: Dir. Nick Willing
  • Production (role): THE GREAT FIRE (Catherine of Braganza)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Jon Jones
  • Production (role): THE PARADISE (Clara - Series Regular 2012 – 2013)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): VERA (Celine Ashworth - Series Regular 2011 - 2013)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Various
  • Production (role): ENDEAVOUR (Joyce Morse)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Colm McCarthy
  • Production (role): MIDSOMER MURDERS (Beatrice Daniels)
    Company: ITV
    Project details: Dir. Peter Smith
  • Production (role): DOCTORS (Ellen Harkness)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Dir. Dominic Keavey
  • Production (role): TUDORS (Duchess Of Milan)
    Company: Peace Arch Entertainment Group
    Project details: Dir. Jeremy Podeswa
  • Production (role): LEWIS (Alison)
    Company: ITV (Series III)
    Project details: Dir. Billie Eltringham
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MUCKY KID (Maggie Radcliffe)
    Company: Theatre 503
    Project details: Dir. James Farrell
  • Production (role): THE LION IN WINTER (Princess Alais)
    Company: Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Project details: Dir. Trevor Nunn
  • Production (role): THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG (Natalia, Princess of Orania)
    Company: The Donmar
    Project details: Dir. Jonathan Munby
  • Production (role): BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Nora Morton)
    Company: Watford Palace Theatre
    Project details: Dir. Jennie Darnell
  • Production (role): INHERIT THE WIND (Rachel Brown)
    Company: The Old Vic
    Project details: Dir. Trevor Nunn
  • Production (role): GUARDIANS (Molly Wilder)
    Company: The Hightide Festival
    Project details: Dir. Natalie Abrahami
  • Production (role): SIMPATICO (Kelly)
    Company: The Old Red Lion
    Project details: Dir. Hannah Eidinow
  • The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts
  • Based:

    In London
  • Accents & Dialects

    American-California, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cockney, Dublin, Edinburgh, Essex, French, Geordie, Glasgow, Liverpool, RP*, Somerset, West Country, Yorkshire
    *=Native
  • Languages

    English*, French & Spanish
    *=Native/Fluent
  • Music & Dance

    Laban, Mezzo-Soprano*, Period Dancing*
    *= Highly Skilled
  • Sports

    Athletics, Cycling, Stage Combat, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do*
    *= Highly Skilled

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