Sophia Hawthorne

The Duchess of Malfi

Sophia is one of New Zealand’s most talented performers having worked extensively in theatre and film. Sophia last appeared with Auckland Theatre Company in the 2004 season of Goldie. She has also performed for Auckland Theatre Company in productions of Travesties, Hair, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Into the Woods, The Seagull, Social Climbers, The Wind in the Willows, Closer, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Rocky Horror Show and Cabaret. Other theatre credits include Double Beat, She Stoops to Conquer (Downstage), The Seagull (Circa), Into the Woods (Watershed), Titus Adronicus, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Under Milkwood and The Sound of Music.

Sophia’s film credits include the short films Destroying Angel, Out Of The Blue, The Bar and She’s Racing and the feature films Fracture, When Love Comes and Savage Honeymoon, for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 2000 Film Awards. Television Credits include Mataku, Money for Jam and The Insider’s Guide to Happiness.

Sophia was also a recipient of the TVNZ Young Achievers Award in 1995, gaining a scholarship to study singing in New York.

“It is so exciting rehearsing this fascinating play. Exploring its powerful dark imagery, beautiful language and the role of the Duchess really is a wonderful challenge.”