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Sophie Cookson filming Red Joan directed by Sir Trevor Nunn

Sophie Cookson

Sophie has just finished shooting a new film based on the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB’s longest-serving British spy. Red Joan follows Dame Judi as Joan, a retired physicist whose tranquil life is interrupted in 1999 by a visit from MI5.

Sophie plays Joan in her younger days as a student at Newnham who falls in love with a committed communist and, later, finds her loyalty to her country tested while employed in the UK’s secret nuclear programme.

Sophie is best known as Roxy Morton in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and its 2017 follow-up, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The film is scheduled to be released in the Autumn.

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