Fast rising British actress Sophie Cookson has been cast as ‘Sidney’ in Netflix’s Gypsy.
Cookson, one of Screen International’s 2014 ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, will star opposite lead Naomi Watts, who plays therapist ‘Jean Holloway’, in the psychological thriller from Working Title and Universal Television. Written by Lisa Rubin, the first two episodes of the ten part drama will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Production starts in New York at the end of the month and the series will premiere in 2017.
Cookson made her feature film debut in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and will reprise the character of ‘Roxy’ in the second installment, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, in June 2017. Also next year, she will appear in Ashes in the Snow with Bel Powley.