Hi, it's Sophie here - Shona West! Thanks for visiting my Star File!
Sophie Shad DOB: 17th November 1989

TV: GMTV (1993); Shona West in GRANGE HILL (BBC 2001-2002); various commercials

FILMS: I've played a countess in MARIKEN

SOPHIE ON SHONA: In some ways I'm similar to Shona as I'm quite sensitive, but I don't think I could be as easily led as she was! Shona was very vulnerable in Year 7 as she had just started high school and at the same time had to cope with her parents splitting up. Being friends with Maddie gave her a sense of importance. In real life I would never bully anyone and I like to think my choice of friends is better than Shona's!

HOBBIES: My favourite hobby is singing and I've been having lessons since I was 7 - I drive everyone mad singing around the house! I also love writing poems, drawing, illustrating and just about anything that's creative. As well as singing to music I also love listening to it - apart from heavy metal that is!

ON FAME... I auditioned for the part of Shona the week before filming of Series 24 began - I went to the audition one day and was lucky enough to be offered the part the next! Being a part of GH is like taking part in a little bit of history - it's such a famous show that I feel proud to have been a part of it and it was a wonderful experience that I'll always remember.

FAMILY: I have one Arsenal-mad brother called Brandon who is 8. I'm animal mad and have a lilac guinea-pig called Bella and 1 black guinea pig called Dolly Butt!!

Many thanks to Sophie for her help

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