Sophia Kiely

Summary

Sophia Kiely
Born
Sophia Elsie Kiely

2000 (age 21–22)
OccupationActress
Known forMatilda the Musical

Sophia Elsie Kiely (born 2000) is an English Olivier Award-winning child actress who played the titular role in Matilda the Musical.[1][2][3] Kiely shared the role with Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, and Eleanor Worthington Cox.[1]

Career

Kiely played Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End debut of Matilda the Musical. After rehearsing the show since August, she made her debut on 27 October 2011.[4] In April 2012 Sophia won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical along with her co-stars.[5][6] She made a special appearance as Matilda for West End Live in Trafalgar Square, performing "Naughty".[7]

Theatre credits

Year Title Role Theatre Dates Ref(s)
2011–2012 Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Cambridge Theatre 25 October 2011 – 14 April 2012 [1][2][3]

Awards

Year Award Category Title Result Ref(s)
2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards Best Actress in a Musical (shared with: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Matilda the Musical Nominated [8]
Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Musical (shared with: Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram and Eleanor Worthington Cox) Won [6][9]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gardner, Lyn (25 November 2011). "Matilda - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b Hitchings, Henry (25 November 2011). "Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre - review". Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "Review Round-up: Matilda is Top of the Class | WhatsOnStage". WhatsOnStage. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Interview with Sophia Kiely, from Matilda The Musical" (PDF). Soho Parish Youth. 2 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2012 – via wendywoodesigns.co.uk.
  5. ^ Rustin, Susanna (16 April 2012). "A day in the life of four girls called Matilda". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b Masters, Tim (16 April 2012). "Matilda star, 10, is youngest Olivier winner". BBC. Retrieved 4 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Sweetland, Duncan (23 June 2012). "West End Live 2012: As It Happened". officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Full List: 2012 Whatsonstage.com Award winners". WhatsOnStage. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Olivier Winners 2012". officiallondontheatre.com. Retrieved 27 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)