Sophie Turner - 'Old Girl'
Aim to have a career doing something you love. If you do, then success will follow. Remember... passion breeds happiness!
King's High is an excellent school which encourages independence, academic development and creative thinking. I was very happy during my time there and made a number of life long friends. There were exemplary teachers who helped and supported along the way.
The school has helped me to become self-disciplined, hard working and courteous. It also enabled me to pursue my acting career whilst continuing to achieve academic success.
I was inspired to act by my drama teacher at King's High - Sarah Barker Doherty. In particular the part of the Scarecrow in the King's High production of Wizard of Oz whet my appetite for acting.
I began acting professionally at the age of 13 following a successful audition at school with Nina Gold - a casting agent for Game of Thrones. Her team were searching for an actor who had not attended stage school to play the part of Sansa Stark. Their search brought them to King's High School and I attended an audition with other King's High girls.
Following the success of Game of Thrones, I managed to land more film and TV roles. The film roles include: Another Me, Alone, Barely Lethal, X Men Apocalypse and Huntsville in the last three years. TV work has included several series of Game of Thrones as well as The Thirteenth Tale acting alongside great actors, Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Coleman. Most recently I have completed the filming of Time Freaks in Salt Lake City and am now preparing for a full schedule for the rest of 2017 with more film and TV work.
My career to date has taken me to many parts of the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Canada, USA, Spain, Iceland, Germany, France, Croatia and several locations in the UK. In addition to the film and TV work, I have and will continue to do quite an amount of fashion photography work with several leading brands. A really important part of my life is the charity work that I do for the likes of the Teenage Cancer Trust and as a patron of Women for Women International.
The film and TV industry, has taught me that if you work hard and treat those you work with friendliness, good humour and respect, then the rewards are good and the work very satisfying. Whether you are a lead actor or part of the crew, nothing gets done without a huge amount of teamwork and dedication from everyone involved.
I look forward to developing my career further with more involvement both in front and potentially behind the camera.
My advice for current King's High girls is to aim to have a career doing something you love. If you do, then success will follow. Remember... passion breeds happiness!