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Sophie Henderson

Actor, Writer

Two years after graduating from acting studies at Unitec, Sophie Henderson joined the cast of Outrageous Fortune. She played Bailey, the hard-nosed lawyer girlfriend of the West twins. In 2013 her acclaimed debut movie Fantail premiered at the NZ International Film Festival. Henderson wrote and starred, playing "a girl called Tania who thinks she’s Māori". Henderson and her director partner Curtis Vowell followed it in 2020 with Rose Matafeo pregnancy tale Baby Done. Henderson has also co-starred in movie Human Traces, as a scientist working on an isolated island, and wrote 2021 drama The Justice of Bunny King

... its clear (Henderson) knows her character inside out ... the insights, performances and mood are all world class. Dominic Corry, reviewing Fantail in The NZ Herald, 5 August 2013