A YOUNG actress is set for stardom after landing a role in Hollywood film The Black Prince which will be in cinemas from Friday (July 21).
Former Cheswick Green resident Sophie Stevens stars as Bamba Muller, Maharaja Duleep Singh’s wife, in the adaptation of the true story about Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Prince of the Punjab.
The 25-year-old stars alongside Satinder Sartaaj, Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, David Essex, Shabana Azmi and Keith Duffy in the film which appeared at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
The film tells the story of Maharaja Duleep Singh who was taken from his mother and brought to England where he was taken under the wing of Queen Victoria.
He converted to Christianity and married Bamba Muller, a young girl he met in Cairo.
The Maharaja lived as an English gentleman, until reunited with his mother and becoming aware of his destiny to be King of the Punjab.
The story continues to tell of his struggle to return to the Punjab and reclaim his heritage, the impact on his marriage and his relationship with Queen Victoria.
The former Alderbrook School pupil said: “I enjoyed working in such beautiful surroundings and the costumes were stunning and wonderful to wear.
“I particularly enjoyed being able to work on the film at Althorp House, Princess Diana’s Ancestral Home.
“The people I worked with were wonderful, some of the nicest people I have ever met.”
Sophie has previously appeared in Doctors as a semi-regular, Lovesick on Netflix, The Royals on E!, as well as in theatre in London and in other TV and film roles.