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Ruby Barnhill (born July, 2004) is an English actress. She played the lead role of Sophie in Steven Spielberg's 2016 film The BFG.

Early life

Barnhill was born in Knutsford, Cheshire, England. She lives with her parents and younger sister in Cheshire, and is a member of the local youth theatre. Her father is actor Paul Barnhill.



  • 2016: The BFG as Sophie[8]
    • Nominated - London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British/Irish Performer of the Year
      Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Young Leading Actress
      Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor


  • 2015–present: 4 O'Clock Club (TV series, 7 episodes) as Isobel


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