UK Cypriot Sophia Eleni will be appearing in the BBC Christmas special of Call The Midwife this year

In the Christmas special of Call The Midwife this year UK Cypriot Sophia Eleni will be playing the role of Maria Kaufopolous, a feisty, young Greek Cypriot woman. She is having her first child and is a bit anxious about having the baby and we follow her story along with a few other young mum’s in the episode. The episode will air on Christmas Day on BBC One at 20.00pm

Call the midwife is A heart-warming tale of life in London’s hard-up East End. Midwives welcome new lives in the changing times of the 50s and 60s.

Sophia is an OFFIE Award Winning actress based in London. Her first debut film appearance was in the Blaine Brothers’ The Death of the Revolution when she was just ten. The film went on to premiere at Cannes and other international festivals.


Sophia later trained at Rose Bruford College in the UK and The Estonian Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts and received training in screen acting, physical theatre and stunt work.


​Sophia is currently working across British and American television drama as well as feature films, theatre, commercials and voice over and is developing her skill sets in creature performance, motion and performance capture. Sophia trained in these mediums at The Imaginarium Studios with Performance Captured Academy.


​Since her breakthrough TV role in the FOX series: Tyrant, Sophia has developed a penchant for playing the ‘bad guy’, recently featuring as a series regular in British fantasy series Whatever After alongside Jessica Brown Findlay as the twisted seductress Kewpid.


​Sophia is an emerging talent in gritty drama, often personifying the ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, across a spectrum of political, fantasy, thriller and horror genres; weaving in mysterious and edgy interpretations to a role.


Sophia is born in the UK her grandparents are from Cyprus and is the daughter of Nick Kounoupias a well known lawyer within our community.