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Sophie Kirsch

1st Lang: English (fluent)     
Eyes: Brown     Hair: Dark Brown     Height: 1.65cm     


Deans Merit List (University of Cape Town, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
The Benn Trophy for Best Actress (St Mary’s School, 2010)
Trophy for Most Promising Student in Dramatic Arts (St Marys School, 2010)
Distinction Award for Trinity Guildhall Grade 7 Trinity College London (2010)
Merit Award for Acting and Finalist Production in Crawford College One Act Plays (2010)
Best Actress Award for St Marys Interhouse School Plays (2009)
Full Colours in Photography, Dramatic Arts and the Marketing Committee (St Marys School, Waverley, 2010)
National Schools Photography Competition Awards (in Association with FujiFilms) – Merit Awards (2008, 2009)

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
CINDERELLA LIVE Ventriloquist and Queen dir. Michelle Johnson ,Warner Bros
UNDER THE MAPLE TREE Best Friend dir. Malcolm Snelling, City Varsity
THE BEAR SUIT Extra dir. Adam Donnelly, Bounceboard Productions
THE GIVER Featured Extra dir. Philip Noyce, The Weinstein Company
SHORT FILM ,ZIN ZIN Jessica dir. Sam Kentridge, University of Cape Town
SHORT FILM ,SHOTTIES Wife dir. Rolf Rhodes,University of Cape Town
SHORT FILM ,SHOTTIES Women dir. Alison Van Dorsten, University of Cape Town


Series Role Director / Production Company
AMERICAN MONSTER 3 Shannon Salliotte dir. Bill Thomas, Trilogy
THE DEVIL SPEAKS Christina Yanos Arrow Media
KILLER INSTINCT Ona dir. Nick Norman Butler,ITN

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
MAMA AFRIKA The Musical Madam,Interviewer dir. Niyi Coker, Touhill Theatre in St Louis, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Centre in NYC
OPHELIA ,MACHINE Dancer, Ophelia dir. Jason Jacobs, University of Cape Town
12TH NIGHT AT THE MACBETHS Maria, LadyMacbeth dir. Christopher Weare, University of Cape Town
DIE BUFFEL Luka dir. Christopher Weare, University of Cape Town
MEPHISTO Carola Martin dir. Christopher Weare, University of Cape Town
ALTA Main Dancer dir. Callum Tilbury,University of Cape Town
YELENA Sonya dir. Rone Herbst, University of Cape Town
COMIC BOOK Performer dir. Lara Bye, University of Cape Town
THE CRUCIBLE Rebecca Nurse dir. Clare Stopford, University of Cape Town
ROMEO AND JULIET Dancer,Extra dir. Geoffrey Hyland, University of Cape Town

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
ANTHONY MEINDL 3 Day Intensive Workshop
BONNIE RODINI Script Writing Intensive
BONNIE RODINI Acting Technique 1
BONNIE RODINI Monologue Workshop
ACT CAPE TOWN Acting For Film Level 2
MITO SKELLERN Audition Workshop

Special Skills

ACCENTS: British RP, Northern American, Southern American, New York, Eastern European
SPORTS:    Crossfit Training, Rope Climbing, Running, Swimming, Tennis and Yoga
OTHER:      Movement Performance, Physical Theatre, Basic Stage Combat, Photography, Art Direction, Marketing and Cooking 
English (fluent)

Hard Sell, Conversational, Corporate, IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Character/Accent

Standard American, Varied South African


Sophie Kirsch is a graduate from the University of Cape Town, having completed her Honours degree in Theatre and Performance. Her first exposure to voice over work was under the tutelage of Nigel Vermaas, completing a 6 month programme in Radio Technique and Radio Drama in 2013. Upon the completion of her degree in 2014, Sophie has voiced multiple lead and semi-lead roles in dubbing, for both Hindi and Latin American television shows, at The Waterfront Film Studios. Most recently, Sophie has worked closely alongside renowned Voice Over artist, Robyn Scott, to further pursue and advance her technique in Voice Over work.

A diligent, committed and passionate actress with strong stage instincts and extensive formal training, Sophie is a creative being, whose interests delve into many different forms of art making, such as photography, film, film editing, stage and costume design and fine arts. A perfectionist by nature, she possesses a solid work ethic which compels her towards deep analysis and a never-ending process of character development. She has a deep compulsion to interact, investigate and communicate with the world. She is a graduate at the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Performance, specializing in Acting for Stage and majoring in Drama Studies.

Voice Clips

  • Sophie Kirsch - Conversational
  • Sophie Kirsch - Hard Sell
  • Sophie Kirsch - IVR
  • Sophie Kirsch - ACCENTS - Standard American, Joburg characters