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.
The end of 2008 saw Freema star in the BBC Sci Fi drama Survivors and take a role in her first ever period
drama as TattyCoram in the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit.
In 2009 viewers will see Freema take on the role of Alesha Philips in the ITV1 drama Law And Order UK.