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RTS AWARD BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE NOMINEE 2021

SOUTHBANK AWARDS BREAKTHROUGH NOMINEE 2018 

BBC CAROLINE AHERNE BURSARY WINNER 2018

THE TIMES BEST LIVING COMEDIANS LIST 2018

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2017

HERALD ANGEL AWARD WINNER 2017

Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer and Activist… Sophie is sharp, eccentric and provocative… and fast becoming one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy.

This multi-award winning talent has a knack for intertwining personal and political narrative effortlessly. Her work is complex, thoughtful and meticulously structured – but above all, she is perpetually funny, completely original and full of blunt, Bolton charm.

Sophie is set to film her first sitcom series, Alma’s Not Normal, for BBC Two from April 26th 2021, ready to air Autumn 2021. The show was picked up for a series, following the unequivocal success of the pilot episode, which gained over one million viewers in the first week and, BBC notes, “began trending on Twitter and was met by huge critical and audience acclaim”.

You can also listen to her hugely acclaimed BBC Radio 4 Series Sophie Willan’s Guide To Normality’ on BBC Sounds. Or tune into her dulcet sounds, on Channel 4 as the much-loved voice of The Circle.

Willan has also appeared on Between The Covers (BBC Two), As Yet Untitled (Dave), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Up Late With Rylan (Channel 5), Still Open All Hours (BBC One), Click And Collect (BBC One), Class Dismissed (BBC One), The One Show (BBC One) and The Tez O Clock Show (Channel 4).

In 2016 she took her debut stand up show On Record, based on her experiences of growing up in and out of the care system, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A total sell out run and phenomenal critical acclaim followed, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017 and a commission to adapt the show into a BBC Radio 4 series.

Her follow up show, Branded was an incredible success, garnering her a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a Herald Angel Award and a nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017.

In 2018 Branded achieved a sell out national tour, including a three week run at SOHO Theatre, before heading to Australia for a month long run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival