Hi long time no see! I have been a busy bee these last few months and been very neglectful of my beautiful website!
I have been working non-stop on finishing my show reel, so here’s a quick update on the last few months. I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some great projects with some brilliant people.
After ‘Brothers’ the film I was cast in lost it’s funding, I pulled out and was straight onto filming BBC-pitched ‘The Misper/Winter Blues’ a small TV Pilot based around a 9 year-old girl that goes missing and the detectives trying to find her. My role was Harley Brown, a supporting role to the lead actor Chris Samuels’ character DC Douglas Brown. I had such a fun time shooting in Luton with Chris and the crew! Chris had played my warrior love in ‘Anima’ a short film by the MET Film School in 2011, so it was great to work with him again. I lost my phone so all photos I took of the shoot have gone sadly! However you can view the pilot on Youtube, check the link below.
View of Luton on my travels.
You can view the pilot here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za5Tq-J8fvY&feature=youtu.be
‘The Misper/Winter Blues’ wasn’t picked up by the BBC but a couple of months later Chris contacted me to audition for another TV Pilot, this one he had written himself for the new London Live channel. The fantastic Trevor Blackman was directing and I smashed the audition and got the role of Miss Evans then and there in the pilot for ‘Bad Kids’ and eventually the lead role Yasmin in the actual TV series, which is yet to be filmed. Miss Evans is a young, bright teacher whom all the boys fancy in the school where a staged prank goes horribly wrong.
The Pilot was shot in August and after weeks of rehearsal, we nailed it!
The teen actors playing my students were little firecrackers and really inspired me. Fingers crossed we get the commission!
See pics below:
Me as Miss Evans (1) With the cast on set filming ‘Bad Kids’ (2) In rehearsals (3)
As Yasmin, Chris and cast member (4) Filming Idents in Stratford for the TV series (5&6)
So last week I shot the first of many photo shoots for a new female, fitness wear brand called Afrika Wild (Instagram @afrikawild). I was asked to be the face and body of the brand and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them and endorse something I feel strongly about I love to keep fit, eat healthily and look after my body, plus the shorts I modelled were so cute! The brand owner is Talitha (Tia) Lindo, a brilliant actress I worked with last year in the mockumentary ‘Love Freely But Pay For Sex’. It’s always great when you get on with the people you work with and can support each other in future endeavours. So if you support me, rally round and show her some love! The shorts make great stocking fillers (early I know) or a treat for yourself!
Be sure to follow @afrikawild on Twitter and Instagram, any discount codes or special offers will be shown there. Also check out www.afrikawild.co.uk to buy you ‘I LOVE SQUATS’ shorts and plenty more fitness wear in the near future.
Here’s a sneak peek below, I will post the photos in my gallery when I get them 😉
Photographer Pierre Marku
So I decided I wanted to be an Avatar for the day!
Tia, a family friend of mine asked to be the model in her end of year college show. You may remember I modelled the special effects burns make-up previously for Tia and we had loads of fun. This time however it was Body Painting… yes people… butt naked! (Aside from bikini bottoms of course). The theme Tia had in mind was an underwater creature but after sharing a preview on my Instagram (@sophia_sinclair), there was one word which kept cropping up.
I had such a fun day, it was a long one. It took Tia roughly 6 hours to apply, who knew body painting was so intricate? Tia also used silver leaf to cover my modesty and each piece had to be applied individually with tweezers. The paint was slicked onto my skin using water and then we had to wait for it to dry before she applied more coats or any detailing. It was FREEZING!!! Imagine being naked and then coated in wet paint! I had the essentials though (snacks, hot tea, magazines and my phone) so can’t complain. Tia really looked after me. My make-up looked so extra-terrestrial, with silver-leaf forehead detail and the turquoise colours really suited my skin tone. (Did I mention Tia is a qualified make-up artist now). Follow her Instagram: @tiannadelight_x.
I would definitely do it again! Check below for photos of the finished job.
Instagram: @sophia_sinclair (above)
With some of the other models (below)
I loved the look so much I went home with my face make-up on. Managed to get a nice seat on the train too 😉
I had so much fun at the fashion show, thank you for those that came along to support me! My favourite items were a wool tweed pink jacket from Jaegar, an Emerald coloured jacket from Reiss called Rosalie (how cute) and an orange bowler hat from Jigsaw. Make-up was done by Bobbi Brown and my hair was gelled into submission by Nicholson & Griffin. (Bless them). I’m looking forward to modelling again soon, I always forget how fun it is, after all the stress of quick changes, remembering the catwalk routine and focussing on not doing a Naomi and catapulting onto the floor. All of our dressers were fabulous, thank you to Rudo especially who practically dressed everyone in record time yet again (@dour_bunny) from Jaegar and also the lovely Paula MJ Carney from Barbour…. she also created a backstage photoshoot with her iPhone
All the models were great fun, sometimes it can be a bit…. -_- but they were lovely! Look out for the photos in my modelling section but for now you get a sneak peek!
It’s that time again in the fashion world where everyone wants you to look at their new collections and I’ve been chosen to model for an exciting fashion show! Lucky me! Come down and catch me modelling brands such as Jaegar, Barbour, Reiss and Jigsaw at the ‘Best of British Autumn Fashion Show’ on 20th September 2012 at Leadenhall Market, London. The shows will be 1pm and 5pm, oh and you get a FREE glass of bubbly too (for the first 100 people) as well as giveaways and a makeover by Bobbi Brown.
GOOGLE MAPS: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=leadenhallmarket&aq=f&ie=UTF-8&hl=en
I’m delighted to see that the photos from the shoot I did for Hatastic have become hot property, now being used in various magazine and newspaper articles and fashion blogs including Craftseller, ethicalfashionblog and Time Out. The shoot was great fun and I’m really happy to be part of the beginning of something huge! Check out all the photos in my picture gallery!
Update Oct 2012: Hatastic is now featured in the October edition of British Vogue with their new Autumn Winter collection!
Photography by Juliet Lemon.
I have always been told growing up, that I would make a great teacher, so low and behold my delight when I received a job offer earlier this year to teach drama at my old college (Lambeth College, Clapham). After the initial excitement, fear set in. My class, Drama Enrichment was to be a weekly 2-hour class for any students wanting an introduction to drama or extra improvement. Lesson plans, drama exercises and workshop games were the main hurdles, as I had never taught teenagers or put together an actual class before, only short workshops. The classes ranged from, improvisation, tongue twisters to HipHop beats, Shakespeare and Script work. Many of the students had never acted before so this was a real introduction for them and they loved it!
The amazing Clarke Peters of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Five Guys named Moe’ came to watch me perform at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010. (Hence me looking exhausted in the above photo lol)
It was such a humbling, surreal experience and he is such a cool man! Not many people know that the musical ‘Five Guys named Moe’ is by Clarke Peters and the play was also running at the festival that year. He gave me great feedback and invited us to watch his show, which he also starred in. The show was brilliant despite microphone issues but Clarke improvised through them and shone like the true professional he is! Post show drinks with Clarke and the cast afterwards made me really wonder why some stars turn so ‘Hollywood’ when remaining humble is what truly makes a great performer. My feet plan to remain rooted firmly on the ground. What a career highlight!