SOPHIE NEILISSE recently starred in the Netflix film CLOSE,
written and directed by Vicky Jewson, opposite Noomi Rapace. Sophie's other
recent film credits include Nathan Morlando's MEAN DREAMS (opposite Josh Wiggins
Bill Paxton & Colin Feor), which premiered at Cannes 2016; Radu Mihaileanu's THE
HISTORY OF LOVE (with Gemma Arterton & Derek Jacobi); Stephen Herek's THE GREAT
GILLY HOPKINS (opposite Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer & Julia
Stiles), and Dominic James's WAIT TILL HELEN COMES (with Maria Bello), set to be
released in October. Most recently, Et Au Pire On Se Mariera (2017) filmed by
Lea Pool in Montreal.
Sophie is best known for her lead role in Brian Percival's critically-acclaimed
feature THE BOOK THIEF for Fox 2000 (opposite Geoffrey Rush & Emily Watson), and
for starring in Philippe Falardeau's MONSIEUR LAZHAR, which was nominated for an
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and earned Sophie a Genie Award for
her performance in the film. Sophie was also in Edward Zwick's PAWN SACRIFICE
(with Tobey Maguire & Liev Schreiber) for Lionsgate, and more recently starred
in Oscar-nominee Yan England's directorial debut, 1:54.