Sophie Rundle

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Sophie Rundle
Born1988 (age 25–26)
Bournemouth, England, UK
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Sophie Rundle
Born1988 (age 25–26)
Bournemouth, England, UK

Sophie Rundle (born 1988) is an English actress best known for her recurring role as Labia in the British/American television sitcom Episodes and as one of the lead characters in the drama series The Bletchley Circle.

Early life[edit]

In 2011, Rundle graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in acting. She also went to Bournemouth school for girls.[1]


Rundle first started her career in the British horror comedy film Small Town Folk in 2007 opposite Warwick Davis.[2] Later in 2012, she starred in the ITV four-part television miniseries period drama, Titanic created by producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and written by Julian Fellowes which is based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The series also starred David Calder, Toby Jones, Ruth Bradley and Maria Doyle Kennedy.[3] Later that year, she guest-starred as Labia in the British/American television sitcom Episodes opposite Matt LeBlanc and Stephen Mangan, which aired on Showtime and BBC Two.

Also in 2012, Rundle starred in Great Expectations directed by Mike Newell, with the adapted screenplay by David Nicholls and stars Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes and Robbie Coltrane.[4] The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and released in the UK on 30 November 2012.

Rundle also played Sefa in the two-part episode Arthur's Bane of the final season of the BBC TV series Merlin.[5]

She made her lead role acting in the ITV mystery drama series The Bletchley Circle, about four women who investigate a series of murders at Bletchley Park.[6] She also stars in the BBC Two historic crime drama series Peaky Blinders, based on the memoirs of the Shelby family whose many brothers and sisters, relatives, make up the fiercest gang of all in post war Birmingham.

Rundle made her first lead role as a young, rookie policewoman in the Sky Living two-part crime series Talking to the Dead, based on the eponymous novel by Harry Bingham. It was adapted by Golden Globe Award nominee Gwyneth Hughes.[7]


2007Small Town FolkHeather
2012Great ExpectationsClara
2013Talking to the DeadFiona GriffithsTV film; in post-production
2011Garrow's LawMiss CassonEpisode: 3.4
2012TitanicRoberta MaioniRecurring character
EpisodesLabiaRecurring character
MerlinSefaEpisode: "Arthur's Bane: Part One
Episode: "Arthur's Bane: Part Two
2013ShetlandSophieEpisode: "Red Bones: Part 1
Episode: "Red Bones: Part 2
2012–presentThe Bletchley CircleLucyMain character
2013Peaky BlindersAda ShelbyMain character


  1. ^ "Sophie Rundle". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Small Town Folk". The Film Reel. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Titanic". TVSA. 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Great Expectations (2012) Trailer". Yam Magazine. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  5. ^ "'Merlin': Series five premiere 'Arthur's Bane (Part One)' - pictures". Digital Spy. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ "The Bletchley Circle: Interviews". Ian Wylie. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ "'It was a relief not to be in period costume!': Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle talks about new detective series Talking To The Dead". Mail Online. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

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