Sophie Turner was born in Northampton in England and grew up in Warwick. She attended Kings High School there and was a member of a local theatre group from a young age. Her breakthrough role was as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit seriesÂ Game of Thrones. In her first role in front of a camera, Turner playsÂ Sansa Stark, the eldest daughter ofÂ House StarkÂ in the 2011Â HBOÂ fantasy TV seriesÂ Game of Thrones.Â Her drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part.Â She dyes her blonde hair red for the role. Turner will play the main role in the indie thriller filmÂ Panda EyesÂ based on the novelÂ Another MeÂ byÂ Catherine MacPhail, acting alongsideÂ Jonathan Rhys-Meyers,Â Claire Forlani,Â Rhys IfansÂ andGeraldine Chaplin. The film began shooting in November 2012 in the United Kingdom as well as in Barcelona, Spain.Â Panda Eyes will make its North American premiere at theÂ Toronto International Film FestivalÂ in 2013. Turner is a friend of actressÂ Maisie Williams, who plays her character's sisterÂ Arya StarkÂ in the series.Â They met during their auditions, with Williams discovering she got the part two weeks after Turner. After season one production ended onÂ Game of Thrones, the Turner family adopted Zunni, the dog that played Sansa Stark's direwolf, Lady, in the show.