Sophie Cookson is a British actress and model, who is best known for playing secret agent Roxy Morton/Lancelot in Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. She may be best known for her appearances in the two blockbusters, but Cookson has had quite a career outside those films as well.
Cookson was born on May 15th, 1990, in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England and was also raised in Sussex. She’s been involved in acting and musical theater from a young age, she was a part of a theater troupe which toured Japan. Following this tour, she decided to quit acting to pursue academics, she studied art history and Arabic.
However, this didn’t last long as she quickly caught the acting bug again and picked up where she left off in the performing arts. She would attend the Oxford School of Drama for three years and graduate in 2013. While still in school, she was cast in a British miniseries Moonfleet, playing the part of Grace Mohune. Following that, she would get her big break when she was cast as Roxy in Kingsman: The Secret Service, where she even beat out the better known and established Emma Watson for the part.
After Kingsman, Cookson had roles in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the Netflix series Gypsy, The Crucifixion, and Pleader. She would again play Roxy in the follow-up film to Kingsman, titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle. She has some more projects in the works and it certainly seems like Cookson has a bright future ahead of her in terms of her acting career and frankly, we can’t wait to see where she goes next.