Sophie Vaughan studied Film and Drama at UEA before training at Ecoles Jacques Lecoq and then in the Meisner Technique with Kate Maravan. Sophie began writing and directing short films through “First Take” – an Anglia TV scheme committed to discovering regional talent. This lead to further commissions from the BBC and Channel 4 including writing commissions such as Hot House (Screenplay), 30 min drama, Channel 4, (Dir. Cilla Ware) and Dance (Screenplay), 60 min drama, Channel 4 (Dir. Richard Clark).
Sophie has also worked extensively in Theatre both as an actor/deviser in productions such as The lights are on but there’s nobody home (Royal Court and ICA ) and SmallTalk About Chromosomes (The Bush) and is a co-founder of WhiteBox Theatre Company, co-writing and performing in Angel Filth (Tristan Bates Theatre). Along with teaching the Meisner Technique to professional actors and lecturing in Drama at the University of East Anglia, Sophie has, in the last few years, been busy script-writing and directing.
Sophie is collaborating with film director/writer Guy Myhill on various film and TV projects. They are currently co-writing his second feature, “The Secret Of The Universe”, for the BFI.
2013 – 2014
Sophie collaborated with writer/producer Bill Gallagher, directing his play Darkle for the UEA 50th anniversary celebration and then for the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
Sophie was casting associate and Street Acting Coach on THE GOOB, the iFeatures/BBC Film written and directed by Guy Myhill.