This girl is also very flexible, with an ear for accents (her native
one is London) and can do Australian and Liverpudlian accents as well. She can also do basic martial arts, horse riding and
basic gymnastic skills! Don't cross her!
Her first big break came in 2001 playing Lola Wise in the revived
version of the soap Crossroads. She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Soap Awards in 2003 and also Sexiest Female in
What's On TV for the role.
Since then she has appeared in episodes of The Bill and Casualty.
It was announced that she would be the new companion in Doctor
Who in July 2006. Freema's character Martha Jones has since gone on to appear in the Doctor Who spin off series Torchwood.
Roles in the BBC dramas Little Dorrit and Survivors followed in 2008.
Freema is currently appearing as Alesha Phillips in ITV1's new drama,
Law And Order UK.