Sonya Cassidy graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2008 and is one of Britain's rising stars. Since graduation she has worked in a number of critically acclaimed projects, receiving wide spread praise. Best known for her role as lead regular Clara in BBC drama The Paradise, Sonya has enjoyed a career across TV, theatre and film. Sonya's TV credits include a role as series regular Celine in Vera and guest roles in Endeavour and Inspector Lewis and the epic Saga The Tudors.
Having recently finished films Breaking The Bank and Survivor set to be released in 2015, Sonya's other film credits include The Fifth Estate in which she stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. Sonya's theatre credits include, The Lion In Winter directed by Trevor Nunn in The West End and The Prince of Homburg at The Donmar Warehouse, London.