Freema Agyeman


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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 Factory.

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.