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Sophie Henderson

Actor, Writer

Two years after graduating from acting studies at Unitec in 2007, Sophie Henderson joined the ensemble cast of Outrageous Fortune. She played Bailey, the hard-nosed lawyer girlfriend of the West twins. In 2013 her acclaimed debut feature Fantail won a place in the NZ International Film Festival. Henderson wrote and starred, playing “a girl called Tania who thinks she’s Māori” In 2017 she co-starred in movie Human Traces, as a scientist who encounters a stranger while working with her husband on an isolated island. In 2019 Henderson and partner Curtis Vowell began filming their second feature, Rose Matafeo comedy Baby Done.

... 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