Netflix released its latest comedy series The Duchess at the end of last week and fans are already hooked. Written and created by Katherine Ryan, the new show features a stellar cast, including Sophie Fletcher. Here’s everything you need to know about her and who she plays in the sitcom.
Who is Sophie Fletcher in The Duchess?
The Duchess follows the life of Katherine (played by Katherine Ryan) as a London-based mother.
Known for her outlandish outfits and her tendency to be a little brash with those around her, viewers follow her as she considers having a second child.
Alongside this, much of the focus of the sitcom is on her relationship with her daughter Olive (Katy Byrne) who she shares with her ex-husband Shep (Rory Keenan).
Part of raising Olive means taking her to school, where it’s fair to say she doesn’t quite see eye-to-eye with the other mothers.
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One who she clashes with, in particular, is Jane (Sophie Fletcher) after her daughter bullies Olive.
Katherine is then driven to extreme measures to get her own back, posting nude pictures of herself to Jane’s husband.
Fans of the show found Fletcher’s performance as the horrified mother hilarious and many have been wanting to find out more about her.
The star is an actor and writer who has previously appeared in a number of other shows.
Outside of acting, Fletcher is a well-known stand-up comedian.
She is one half of a comedy double act called Heff & Fletch which has won a number of awards.
These include the Funny Women Writers Award 2015 and the Hat Trick Short and Funnies Award.
Before beginning her career, Fletcher trained at noted physical performance college Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Fletcher hasn’t previously been interviewed much but the star did open up about joining The Duchess on Instagram.
Posting on her account she wrote: “So this is happening – and I’m in it!
“Whoop! I’m excited. And not least because I finished Netflix during lockdown.”
Alongside Fletcher, the series stars a number of other familiar faces in the comedy world.
This includes Katherine’s ex Shep who is played by Rory Keenan and her current boyfriend Evan who is played by Steen Raskopoulos.
Other cast members include Doon Mackichan, Michelle de Swarte and even Maya Jama.
The Duchess is available to stream now on Netflix.