Sophie Rundle confirms pregnancy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 February 2021
Sophie Rundle (c) Instagram

Sophie Rundle (c) Instagram

'Peaky Blinders' Sophie Rundle has confirmed she's expecting her first child

Sophie Rundle is pregnant.

The 32-year-old actress has announced via Instagram that she's expecting her first child, posting pictures of her growing baby bump on the photo-sharing platform.

Sophie – who is perhaps best known for playing Ada Shelby in 'Peaky Blinders' – wrote alongside the snaps: "New friend on the way. Arriving here with the daffodils and the sunnier days of spring [baby bottle and sunshine emojis}

"O high riser, my little loaf. [stars emojis] (sic)"

The news was announced a few weeks after it was rumoured she was expecting her first child with fellow actor Matt Stokoe.

The duo have also recently been spotted wearing wedding bands, prompting speculation they've tied the knot, but they've again remained tight-lipped amid the rumours.

Meanwhile, Sophie – who has also starred in 'Gentleman Jack' and 'Bodyguard' – previously admitted that spending time at an after-school drama club in Bournemouth gave her confidence and changed her life.

She shared: "I sound like such a w*****, but doing drama as a kid makes you much more confident and brave.

"It’s a real travesty that it’s considered an extracurricular thing. It’s vital for growing and developing, learning skills like proper eye contact, communication and speaking publicly. Some of my best friends now are from drama club."

And while Sophie doesn't come from an acting family, they've had a huge influence on her career.

The actress – who graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2011 – explained: "My mum and dad aren’t actors, but we all sit around doing impressions.

"As a family, we’d watch films and talk about people on screen – what was good or bad, and whether you believed them and their stories. I loved that."