Sophie Ward

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Sophie Ward

Immediate Family:

Daughter of Simon Ward and <private> Ward (Malcolm)
Sister of <private> Ward and <private> Ward

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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    • <private> Ward (Malcolm)
    • <private> Ward
    • <private> Ward

About Sophie Ward

One of Ward's early film roles was in the film Young Sherlock Holmes. Other early films included Return to Oz, Little Dorrit and A Summer Story, and she also portrayed the unattainable love object in the video of Roxy Music's song "Avalon". Often cast as an icy, distant Victorian or an unattainable object of desire, Ward's choice of roles in the 1980s and early 1990s did not offer much variation. During the 1990s she turned her acting energies to stagework, with considerable acclaim and success. She has appeared in several Glasgow Citizens' Theatre productions including Private Lives (as Amanda), Don Carlos (as Queen Elizabeth) and most strikingly in Hamlet as Ophelia. Her most recent films are Out of Bounds (2003), in which she co-stars with Sophia Myles and Celia Imrie, and Book of Blood (2008), co-starring Jonas Armstrong and Reg Fuller. Her television work includes the acclaimed mini-series A Dark Adapted Eye with Helena Bonham Carter as the perfectly poised yet ultimately doomed Eden and the sweeping fantasy, Dinotopia. More recently, Sophie had the recurring role of Dr Helen Trent in long-running ITV drama Heartbeat. In 2008, Sophie joined the cast of Holby City in a recurring role as Sophia Byrne, sister of surgeon Joseph Byrne.

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Sophie Ward's Timeline

December 30, 1964