“My black actress friends only meet each other socially. In 2019 she starred in the Channel 4 and IFC comedy Year of the Rabbit alongside Matt Berry and Freddie Fox. At school I had the space to be funny.” Her school suggested she use up her excess energy by joining theatre groups. Chewing Gum's Susan Wokoma is to star in Akin Omotoso's supernatural feature The Ghost and the House of Truth. All of you are depressed, it rains, the men aren’t hot, you don’t own your house, and that’s weird. She was also a member of The National Youth Theatre, making her professional acting debut in the BAFTA-winning That Summer Day before going on to train at RADA aged 19. Chewing Gum's Susan Wokoma: 'The door shuts firmly on us a lot quicker' Rebecca Nicholson She was a demon hunter, stole scenes as Michaela Coel’s sister and … Wokoma wrote, starred and associate produced the Sky comedy short Love The Sinner which also starred fellow RADA alumna and friend, Daisy May Cooper. #Shuri @LEGOMarvelGame #LEGOMarvel2", http://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/breakthrough-brits/susan-wokoma-actress, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Susie_Wokoma&oldid=983682171, Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Short description is different from Wikidata, BLP articles lacking sources from April 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Susan Wokoma's Sky Comedy Short: ‘Love The Sinner’, Ann/Adult Joannah (plus writer and associate producer), This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 16:50. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Susan was a member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Susan Indiaba Wokoma (born 31 December 1987 in Southwark, London, England) is a British … “Wow!” Chewing Gum took off both in the UK and the US, where it became a cult hit through Netflix: “Ms Wokoma steals every scene she’s in,” declared the New York Times. When we first meet, she makes the story of the “ugly jumper” she’s wearing, a cross between festive knitwear and something in a Swedish crime thriller, into a highly entertaining mini-saga. She came over for the funeral, and she thought, this is bullshit. You have poverty, yet you have free education …”. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. Last modified on Thu 26 Mar 2020 12.33 GMT. In June and July 2019 she played Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London. “What has been interesting is looking back at the cycle of the Labour party and realising the infighting about identity has happened again and again.” She voted Labour, and has friends who are vehemently pro-Corbyn, and others who are as strongly against. Wokoma plays Margot, a constituent who eventually becomes a Labour councillor, alongside Martin Freeman as a Labour MP. In 2017 Wokoma won the RTS Best On-Screen Performance award for Crazyhead. It’s a shame, but Chewing Gum exists, and I’m really proud of that.”, When she was younger, Wokoma was always watching comedies, in particular sketch shows such as Goodness Gracious Me, The Real McCoy, Smack the Pony and 3 Non-Blondes. It spans 27 years, so there’s a lot to fit in.”, It’s no surprise she’s ended up in another comedy, even though that was never exactly the plan. [6], In October 2020 Wokoma starred in the Amazon Studios comedy Truth Seekers which is co-written, co-starring and executive produced by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost through their production company Stolen Picture. Since graduating, her television appearances have included Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut television show Crashing as well as the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun and The Inbetweeners 2. You can pick me up and drop me into anything.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Susan Wokoma: "Deep deep down prefer my own company" Susan Wokoma has already established herself as one of our most exciting talents, starring in the likes of Chewing Gum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the upcoming Truth Seekers Then, very quickly, I was like, I’ve got to do other things. So we looked around and thought, oh god, we’re all here, playing friends.”, I thought I’d play weird, sexually repressed characters for ever, Is the situation changing, or is casting stuck in a rut? LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 out NOW! Her theatre work includes productions at the Royal Court, Bush Theatre, Almeida Theatre, The Royal National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and St. Ann's Warehouse in New York. Her television debut was at 14 years old as one of the eight children selected for CBBC's Serious Jungle (2002). Susan Wokoma, Actress: Enola Holmes. Susan was born in Southwark, London to Nigerian parents. EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian-British actress Susan Wokoma has landed a role in the Harry Bradbeer-directed Enola Holmes adaptation at Legendary, joining … She is best known for her roles as "Raquel" in the E4/Netflix show Crazyhead and "Cynthia" in Chewing Gum. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. Wokoma also joined the cast of the feature film adaptation of Enola Holmes alongside Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter. It’s easy to see why. Wokoma was listed as one of Europe's Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 and named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit by an international jury,[1] later that year. Wokoma made her television debut at 14 as a participant in CBBC's Serious Jungle in 2002. “I had a feeling,” admits Wokoma, who says she had so many opportunities as a result of the show that she can’t begin to imagine what it has been like for Coel. Written by Jack Thorne, based on Nancy Springer’s book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, the story follows the adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister, Enola, a highly capable detective in her own right. Wokoma is repped by Scott Marshall Partners, Gersh, and Management 360. Bucket list TICK (kind of) “When I first did Chewing Gum, I thought, oh, you’ll play weird, strange, sexually repressed characters for ever. EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian-British actress Susan Wokoma has landed a role in the Harry Bradbeer-directed Enola Holmes adaptation at Legendary, joining Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Claflin, Fiona Shaw, and Adeel Akhtar. But Coel recently announced she was not planning to write a third series any time soon. Susan Indiaba Wokoma (born 31 December 1987 in Southwark, London, England) is a British actress and writer. Wokoma, who was named one of BAFTA 's Breakthrough Brits in 2017, will play a counsellor, whose young daughter goes missing and she attempts to catch the perpetrator in the film, which is produced by Ego Boyo's Temple Productions . The last of these, particularly, had a big impact. “But rather than pushing a political view, it’s more about having a forensic look at the Labour party. “Some of the things I had to do in that show, I’m like, wow,” she grins. As well as a stage career that took her to New York with the Donmar’s all-female Julius Caesar and Henry IV, she’s appeared on TV in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s pre-Fleabag comedy Crashing and was the lead in witty supernatural teen drama Crazyhead. “That was the point where I was like, ‘Oh my god, black women being funny.’” She talks about one scene in Chewing Gum, which offered roles to four black women. I’m the second youngest, and to make your space in that group of people is really hard. [7], 3. http://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/breakthrough-brits/susan-wokoma-actress – BAFTA, October 2017, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "BAFTA Announces Breakthrough Brits of 2017", https://rts.org.uk/award/rts-west-england-awards-2017, https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=joytotheworld#film3, https://www.bifa.film/news/best-british-short-film-long-list-2019/, https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/sex-education-netflix-eric-ncuti-gatwa.html, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/midsummer-nights-dream-open-air-theatre-regents-park-review/, https://deadline.com/2019/07/enola-holmes-chewing-gum-susan-wokoma-legendary-movie-1202641057/, "Become a Marvel Super Hero? The more I can do, the more comfortable I am. “Women need to create lots of stuff and get our work out there because the door shuts firmly on us a lot quicker. ‘Borat 2’ Star Jeanise Jones Fund Gets $100k Donation From Sacha Baron Cohen, Sandra Oh, Awkwafina Team For Netflix Sister Comedy Movie; Jessica Elbaum & Will Ferrell Producing, Eva Longoria, Lea Thompson & Nicole Byer Join ‘Veep’s Matt Walsh In ‘Unplugging’ Comedy, Vertical Entertainment Acquires ‘If Not Now, When?’ Drama From Meagan Good & Tamara Bass, Banks, Weaver, Mara, Friend Set For Women’s Rights Drama From ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, ‘Carol’ Duo, ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Opener: A ‘Star Wars’ Fave Shows Up, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly For Latest Quarters At Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google & Twitter, The CW Sets 2021 Premiere Dates For ‘Flash’, ‘Batwoman’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Walker’, ‘Nancy Drew’, ‘Charmed’ & More. “Hearing that for the first time, I thought … yeah!” If the script is anything like the anecdotes she tells – there’s one about finding herself half-naked in the presence of Meryl Streep, another about growing up in a Nigerian household with multiple teenagers on the verge of puberty – it should be a hit. All Rights reserved. “We met around the time my dad passed away. In 2017 she made her West End theatre debut alongside Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig in the premiere of the Olivier award-winning comedy Labour of Love by James Graham at the Noël Coward Theatre in London.

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