Sophie Fiennes

Sophia Victoria Twisleton Wykeham-Fiennes ( /ˈfaɪnz/; born 12 February 1967), known as Sophie Fiennes, is an English film director and producer. Following a foundation course in painting at Chelsea School of Art, Fiennes worked with director Peter Greenaway from 1987–1992. She managed the UK based dance company, The Michael Clark Company from 1992–1994 and began making her own films in 1998. With Greenaway she worked on films and TV projects including Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and Prospero's Books. She was commissioned by BBC 2’s radical arts series TX to make a film about her friend and collaborator Michael Clark. It was screened at film festivals in Monaco, Toronto and Sydney. The London contemporary arts organisation Artangel and Channel 4 (UK) commissioned the work. This film of Belgium choreographer Alain Platel's Artangel London event brought sixteen diverse amateur London choirs together to create a choral portrait of the capital. Fiennes’ feature documentary about a Pentecostal church in Los Angeles, was shot over the period of a year in South Central LA.



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