Sophie Willan is an actress, narrator, and writer hailing from England. She is a well-known multi-talented British personality. Sophie’s success was due to her unique talent and dedication.
Sophie Willan was born on October 21, 1987, in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. She is 35 years old as of 2022. She spent her time in care as a child as her mom was a heroin addict.
Willan founded the feminism theater/cabaret company Eggs Collective to launch her artistic career.
Willan draws inspiration for her stand-up routine from her odd life experiences. She was named Magners New Comedian of the Year in 2015.
She performed her debut stand-up show, On Record, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. It was based on her experiences growing up in and out of the foster care system. Following a national tour that included 10 dates at London’s Soho Theatre in 2017, the show was commissioned to become a BBC Radio 4 series, and a second series was approved. The subject of her second performance, Branded, was the labels that other people had given Willan. She talked about her past as a s*x worker on the show. The Guardian published a favorable review of the program. At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Willan performed the play and was nominated for a Herald Angel Award and Best Show.
Willan joined the cast of Click & Collect and Still Open All Hours (BBC One) and serves as the narrator of Channel 4’s The Circle. She performed comedy on Live from The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), As Yet Untitled (Dave), and The Last Leg Correspondents, and she played Carol in Series 4 of the sketch show Class Dismissed (CBBC).
Additionally, she was recognized on the BBC New Talent Hot List, nominated for a Chortle Best Newcomer award, and was chosen as the first recipient of the Caroline Aherne Comedy Bursary. She was the Best Breakthrough Nominee for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards in 2018.
Following the success of the pilot, BBC Two ordered a full season of Willan’s sitcom Alma’s Not Normal in 2020.
The full season will air in 2021. Phoenix Nights meets Fleabag, guided by the ghost of Victoria Wood, according to The Mirror.
Willan’s writing is accomplished and obviously very personal, the Times noted, “uplifting and strangely captivating.” For the pilot episode, Willan received a Television Craft Award for Best Writer: Comedy.
Jonathan Pelham and Sophie Willan have been dating for a long time. In 2016, Sophie published their photo for the first time.
She uploaded the photo without adding a caption. The image is a little blurry, but you can see them all snuggled up and having fun.
Sadly, it is unclear exactly when or how their relationship started. But as we looked through her posts, we found some of their pictures.
Jonathan Pelham, Sophie Willan’s partner, performs stand-up comedy. Pelham serves as one of the Failing Pod’s co-hosts.
Among the shows, Jonathan has appeared on is Bobby and Harriet’s Get Married, Live at the Apollo, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Stand-up Central, and Life from the BBC.