Full name:

Sophie Harriet Lane

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Newbury Park, which is on the outskirts of East London.


I went to Seven King’s High School, where I also stayed on for Sixth Form. I then went on to study at East 15 Acting School where I graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Technical Theatre, specialising in Stage Management and Scenic Art.

Your current role at King’s Ely and how long you have been a member of staff here:

I am now in my second year of working as the Performing Arts Coordinator.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

It is great to contribute to the amazing scale of concerts, productions and events that pupils take part in!

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

I love crafts and making things. I have endless projects underway at home that I get on with while binge-watching ‘Escape to the Chateau’ on Channel 4 for inspiration. Dare to dream!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt as a child and wanted to be an Archaeologist, but as soon as I moved into my teenage years I wanted to work within the Entertainment Industry.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Time Travel would be pretty cool!

What was the last book you read?

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

‘Proud Mary’ by Tina Turner… No hesitation!

What is your favourite film?

‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ I think, although ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ is close to my heart too! So many good one-liners in both!

Do you have any phobias or fears?

Balloons unexpectedly popping.

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

My husband, factor 50+ sun cream (I burn!) and a good supply of biscuits.

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