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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Biography

Lead vocalist for the British indie rock-band Theaudience who’s also a single musician who sang “Heartbreak (Make Me personally a Dancer).” She performed in children’s operas starting at age thirteen. Her debut single album, Browse My Lips, proceeded to go double=Platinum, selling a lot more than two million copies. She’s four kids, Sonny, Package, Ray and Jesse, with Richard Jones, whom she wedded in 2005. She performed with George Michael within the 25 Live tour from 2006 to 2008.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Date Of Birth April 10, 1979
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.75 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education St Stephen's School, Twickenham
Nationality British, English, Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Not Giving Up on Love
Spouse Richard Jones
Children Sonny Jones, Kit Jones, Ray Jones, Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Not Giving Up on Love
Parents Janet Ellis, Robin Bextor, Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Not Giving Up on Love
Siblings Jackson Ellis-Leach, Martha-Rose Ellis-Leach, Maisy Bextor, Dulce Bextor, Bertie Bextor, Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Not Giving Up on Love
Music Groups Theaudience
Nominations Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, NRJ Music Award for International Breakthrough of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic, NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, UK Festival Award for Best Breakthrough Act, Murder on the Dancefloor, Take Me Home, Not Giving Up on Love
Movies Watch My Lips, Read My Lips Tour
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1(May 21, 2015) Expecting her 4th child with her husband Richard Jones due this fall.
2Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 33, a son named Ray Holliday Jones on April 25, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Richard Jones.
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 29, a son named Kit Valentine Jones on February 7, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Richard Jones.
4Gave birth to her 1st child at age 25, a son named Sonny Jones on April 23, 2004. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Richard Jones.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 25, a son Sonny Jones on April 23, 2004. Child's father is her boyfriend [now husband], Richard Jones.
6Was close friend of Caron Keating, who died on April 13, 2004 of breast cancer at age 41.
7Her father is the director Robin Bextor. He directed many of her music promos and her 2003 DVD Watch My Lips
8Her grandfather spelled her name wrong. It's supposed to be Baxter, not Bextor.
9Her grandfather is an expert in special effects.
10Was in a band called 'theaudience'.
11Received the Recording Artiste Award at The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2002.
12The video to her first solo single, Take Me Home, was made by Prince Edward's production company, Argent.
13Scored a no. 1 hit with her collaboration with Italian DJ Spiller, Groovejet [If This Ain't Love].
14Sophie's mother is Ex-Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Weekend2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britpop at Maida Vale2014TV Short performer: "Do You Remember the First Time?"
Die Harald Schmidt Show2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daybreak2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunday Brunch2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Popstar to Operastar2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game performer: "Murder on the Dancefloor" / writer: "Murder on the Dancefloor" - as S. Ellis-Bextor
Glückstreffer - Anne und der Boxer2010TV Movie performer: "Murder on the Dancefloor"
T4 on the Beach 20092009TV Movie performer: "Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer"
London 2012 Party2008TV Movie performer: "Nobody Does It Better"
The InbetweenersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
St. Trinian's2007performer: "If I Can't Dance"
Dog Gone Love2004performer: "Take Me Home A Girl Like Me", "Murder on the Dancefloor" / writer: "Take Me Home A Girl Like Me", "Murder on the Dancefloor"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
On Tour Diary2003Video documentary short performer: "Murder on the Dancefloor", "I Believe" - uncredited
Sophie Ellis Bextor: Interview2003Video short performer: "Music Gets the Best of Me", "Sparkle", "Murder on the Dancefloor", "The Universe Is You", "Lover", "A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed", "By Chance", "Final Move", "Is It Any Wonder", "Groovejet If This Ain't Love", "Everything Falls Into Place", "Move This Mountain", "Get Over You", "Take Me Home" - uncredited / writer: "Music Gets the Best of Me", "Sparkle", "Murder on the Dancefloor", "The Universe Is You", "Lover", "By Chance", "Final Move", "Is It Any Wonder", "Groove
Watch My Lips2003Video performer: "Sparkle", "The Universe Is You", "Lover", "A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed", "By Chance", "Final Move", "Is It Any Wonder", "Groovejet If This Ain't Love", "Everything Falls Into Place", "Murder on the Dancefloor", "Move This Mountain", "Get Over You", "Take Me Home" / writer: "Sparkle", "The Universe Is You", "Lover", "By Chance", "Final Move", "Is It Any Wonder", "Groovejet If This Ain't Love", "Everything Falls Into Place", "Murder on the Dancefloor", "Move This Mountain",
EastEndersTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Office2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Guru2002performer: "One Way Or Another"
Where the Heart IsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Playing the Field2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Osmosis Jones2001performer: "Groovejet If This Ain't Love" - as Sophie Ellis Bextor / writer: "Groovejet If This Ain't Love" - as S. Ellis Bextor
The Dog's Balearics1999TV Series documentary performer: "Groovejet If This Ain't Love" / writer: "Groovejet If This Ain't Love" - as S. Ellis Bextor

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eurovision: You Decide2017TV Movie
Psychobitches2014TV SeriesNancy Mitford
Life's Too Short2011TV SeriesSophie Ellis-Bextor
The Town That Boars Me2008ShortScared Piano Player
Frontiers1996TV SeriesRosie Jarrett

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Tour Diary2003Video documentary short camera - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watch My Lips2003Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watch My Lips2003Video executive producer - as Sophie Ellis Bextor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weekend2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Loose Women2007-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song2015TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Greatest Disney Songs2015TV MovieHerself
Strictly Come Dancing2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself - Audience Member
Sunday Brunch2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose2014TV SeriesHerself
Britpop at Maida Vale2014TV ShortHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2014TV SeriesHerself
The BRIT Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2011-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Fashion Judge
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2013TV SpecialHerself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2013TV SeriesHerself
Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
All Star Family Fortunes2012TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip2011TV SeriesHerself
The Rob Brydon Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Next Top Model2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Popstar to Operastar2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Britain's Got More Talent2011TV SeriesHerself
That Sunday Night Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Michel Roux's Service2011TV SeriesHerself
The Million Pound Drop Live2010TV SeriesHerself
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Koko Pop2010TV SeriesHerself
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times2010TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2009-2010TV SeriesHerself
Toy Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
T4 on the Beach 20092009TV MovieHerself
Heston's Feasts2009TV Series documentaryHerself
2008 World Music Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Twiggy's Frock Exchange2008TV SeriesHerself
Visionaries2008TV SeriesHerself
London 2012 Party2008TV MovieHerself
The Great British Menu2008TV SeriesHerself
Guilty Pleasures2008TV MovieHerself
Richard & Judy2001-2008TV SeriesHerself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1998-2008TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Let's Dance2007TV SeriesHerself
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesHerself
Deadline2007TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
Happy Hour2007TV SeriesHerself
Tubridy Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
New Year Live2006TV MovieHerself
Celebrate the Sound of Music2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Liquid News2004TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
CD:UK2003TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2001-2003TV SeriesHerself
On Tour Diary2003Video documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Sophie Ellis Bextor: Interview2003Video shortHerself (uncredited)
Watch My Lips2003VideoHerself - Vocals (as Sophie Ellis Bextor)
Children in Need2003TV SeriesHerself
TV total2003TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Top of the Pops2000-2003TV SeriesHerself
V Graham Norton2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Kumars at No. 422003TV SeriesHerself
British Style Awards 20032003TV Movie documentaryPerformer
On a tout essayé2003TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Frank Skinner Show2002TV SeriesHerself
Música sí2002TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
Tout le monde en parle2002TV SeriesHerself
The National Music Awards 20022002TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
RI:SE2002TV SeriesHerself
Hyper show2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Maru a la tarde2002TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Party in the Park 20022002TV SpecialPerformer
Mgp 2002 - de unges melodi grand prix2002TV SpecialHerself - Performer (performing 'Murder on the Dancefloor')
Söndagsöppet2002TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Blue Peter2001TV SeriesHerself
The Saturday Show2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
Breakfast with Frost2001TV SeriesHerself
T42001TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Top of the Pops Plus2001TV Series
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Spiller: Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)2000Video shortHerself
T in the Park1998TV SeriesHerself
Room 1012017TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2013-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Friday Panel
Quotidien2016TV SeriesHerself
Pointless Celebrities2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Stuff2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Celebrity Dancer
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2008TV SeriesHerself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love2007TV Series documentaryHerself

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#Quote
1There's music as a way to be famous, and all of that side of it. And there's music because you love singing. For me, I love a good mixture of both.
2There's so many singers, you watch them and a lot of it is waving around. You don't get this feeling that they're really thinking about what they're saying.
3I was quite outspoken and cheeky and opinionated, but I wasn't like a rule breaker.
4I think there's quite a lot of cowardice in music. I don't mind if it goes wrong, I just want to go for it. This is a great oppurtunity, I don't wanna look back and think 'I should have been a bit bolder'.
5I'm a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification.
6Referring to her distinctive looks: "For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien."


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