Sophie Belinda Jonas (née Turner; born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. She made her television debut in HBO's Game of Thrones as Sansa Stark. She was part of the initial starring cast and remained a member of the starring cast for the eighth season.
Sophie Belinda Turner was born in England on 21 February 1996, the daughter of Sally, a nursery school teacher, and Andrew, who works for a pallet distribution company. She moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was 2 years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until she was 11, and later attended the independent The King's High School for Girls. Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was 3 years old. She has two older brothers, James and Will, whom she considers among her best friends (alongside co-star Maisie Williams). Her twin died before birth.
At age 11, Turner was on track to become a prima ballerina, but she turned down a spot with London's prestigious Royal Ballet School in order to pursue an acting career.
In October 2017 Sophie Turner officially announced her engagement to singer Joe Jonas through Instagram. They were married on May 1, 2019, right after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They repeated their vows on 29 June 2019 in the presence of friends and family in France. Maisie Williams was her maid of honour. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Willa, on 22 July, 2020.
Game of Thrones
Turner was cast as Sansa Stark when she was 13 years old when a nation-wide talent search canvassed her school in rural Warwickshire, England. She continued to live at her parents' home during the filming of the earlier seasons of the TV series; alternating between six months of filming and six months at home. By Season 6 she bought an apartment in London, but she said she's only stayed there for a total of maybe two weeks, as a stop-over point when she is traveling for public appearances or to use the airport.
Regarding her character, Turner said in The Sunday Times before the Season 4 premiere:
- "She's relatable to because she’s such a realistic character...I think she’s like young girls today — they read magazines, they look at models, they’ve got social media telling them how to act. That's who Sansa is. She's looked at the queen, she's looked at Margaery Tyrell, and she idolizes them. All she wants is to become them. She’s like every 12-year-old girl who wants to be a celebrity — it's the same adolescence as everyone else, but a few hundred years ago. In an alternative universe. With dragons."
Turner actually has "naturally baby blonde hair", so her hair had to be dyed for Sansa's auburn hair. The Starks have black hair, while the Tullys have auburn hair, and Sansa is stated in the books to take after her mother Catelyn Tully in appearance. When Sansa flees to the Vale with Littlefinger, she dyes her hair black to hide her true identity (corresponding to the end of Season 4 in the TV series).
On January 23, 2015, it was confirmed by director Bryan Singer that Sophie would appear in X-Men: Apocalypse (which is set in the 1980s) as young Jean Grey. Turner later speculated that the "Dark Sansa" persona played a role in her casting.
- During Season 6, having now reached age 20, Turner stands 5'9" tall.
- Sophie's favorite movie is Anchorman.
|Season One credits|
|Winter Is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season Two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What Is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season Three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch Is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season Four credits|
|Two Swords||The Lion and the Rose||Breaker of Chains||Oathkeeper||First of His Name|
|The Laws of Gods and Men||Mockingbird||The Mountain and the Viper||The Watchers on the Wall||The Children|
|Season Five credits|
|The Wars To Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother's Mercy|
|Season Six credits|
|The Red Woman||Home||Oathbreaker||Book of the Stranger||The Door|
|Blood of My Blood||The Broken Man||No One||Battle of the Bastards||The Winds of Winter|
|Season Seven credits|
|Dragonstone||Stormborn||The Queen's Justice||The Spoils of War|
|Eastwatch||Beyond the Wall||The Dragon and the Wolf|
|Season Eight credits|
|Winterfell||A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms||The Long Night|
|The Last of the Starks||The Bells||The Iron Throne|
- Sophie Turner on Wikipedia
- Sophie Turner on IMDb
- Sophie Turner on Twitter
- Sophie Turner on Instagram
- Sophie Turner Bio on Short Biography
- Interview with Sophie Turner at Winter is Coming.
- Sophie Turner red carpet quotes
- Sophie Turner describes her own The Real Housewives of Westeros crossover fanfic (video)
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- Self magazine, June 2016