29 year old Freema Agyeman may sound like a relative newcomer to the acting profession but it's so far from the truth.
She went to Middlesex University and came away with a BA Honours in Performning Arts and Drama and spent the summer of 1996
in a theatre summer school. Also, Freema studied at Radford University in Virginia, in the United States of America. Since
then she has acquired a huge list of theatre spots, film and dance credits to her name. She is a member of the Islington Arts
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.
In June 2008 the BBC Press Office announced Freema's involement in the new BBC remake of the 70's drama series Survivors.
Freema has also just finished filming her role in another BBC production, this time an adaptation of the Charles Dickens
novel, Little Dorrit.