Sophie began acting in her teens while attending Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in the Drama stream. Since then she has trained at Sydney Actor's Centre, The Actor's Assembly, Screenwise, NIDA, MAA Sydney and AFTRS.


2017 Mandy - Love Child (Series 4) Playmaker Media, Geoff Bennett

2016 Mandy - Love Child (Series 3) Playmaker Media, Peter Andrikidis

2014 Holly - Deadly Women Beyond Productions, John Mavety

2012 Deposed Girl - Puberty Blues Southern Star, Glendyn Ivin

2012 Kirsty Foster - Behind Mansion Walls Beyond Productions, James Knox

2010 Lexie MacKillop - 'Blessed Mary' Documentary FOXTEL & Bearcage Productions, Serge Ou


2020 Ellie Bowden - Ellie, Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt) Cobbstarr, Monica Zanetti

2015 Kylie - Riz CuriousWorks, Shakthidharan Sivanathan & Guido Gonzalez


2016 Yagoona Girl - The Girls from Yagoona UTS, Eloise Walker

2016 Girl - Taste the Feeling UTS, Jefferson Spratt

2015 Jamie Harrison - Campus Cops (Webseries) Revue Comedy, Michael Karagiannakis & Ben Chapple

2014 Lucy - LoveBot UTS, Drake Lee

2013 Sophie - Transport NSW Be Learning, Alex Weinress

2011 Sister - Three Little Words Hannah-Rae Meegan Films, Hannah-Rae Meegan

2010 Jenny - The Line The Voodo Empire, Adam Lemmy

2009 Daughter - Relinquish Trapdoor Productions, Mike Pritchett

2009 Daughter - Intervention Notre Dame University, Kasey Simpson


2017 Ellie - Ellie, Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt) Feet First Ventures, Monica Zanetti

2011 Sylvie Moon - Ruby Moon NHSPA, Bel Macedone

2011 Lead Cast - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged NHSPA, Jay James-Moody

2011 Alice - Concrete Moments Sydney Fringe Festival, Sandy Maestro

Reviews of 'Ellie, Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)'


"Appropriately, leading lady Sophie Hawkshaw is strongest of the cast, with a natural charm that endears Ellie to her audience from the very beginning. It is a gentle performance that feels effortless, but one that is surprisingly convincing. Hawkshaw makes us want the best for Ellie, and it is this emotional investment she elicits that keeps us engaged to the end." - SuzyGoSee


"Sophie Hawkshaw is brilliant as the charming Ellie and is so believable to the point that I wonder how much of the character is her. Because of her effortlessness we automatically fall in love with the school captain who's little awkward around the edges." - Sydney Scoop


"Sophie Hawkshaw is a stand out. Ellie’s awkwardness is balanced with a sometimes, calm assurance wrapped up in teenage innocence. It is a detailed, complex performance." - Talking Arts


"There is an excellent ensemble cast, and Sophie Hawkshaw as Ellie gives an engaging performance playing the character who is the strong and vital lynchpin around which the narrative unfolds." - Sydney Arts Guide


"A shout out to Zanetti’s great cast who support the shows concepts admirably. Particularly the two young female leads, Sophie Hawkshaw and Geraldine Viswanathan who carry the show admirably on their shoulders. The warmth and genuine engagement of the cast bring the best of the show to the fore and the audience is left with a joyful engagement with at times, very sensitive subject matter." - Lisa Thatcher

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