Jade Anouka

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Assistant: Cat Palethorpe

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Assistant: Jennifer Johnston

Acting

Jade recently completed filming a series regular role in ITV project CLEANING UP opposite Sheridan Smith. She also recently starred in ITV drama TRAUMA oposite Adrian Lester, and was seen in the Old Vic two-hander COVER MY TRACKS.

Jade starred in the Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, playing the roles of Ariel in THE TEMPEST, Mark Anthony in JULIUS CAESAR and Hotspur in HENRY IV - directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

 

Reviews for Jade’s performance:

‘Jade Anouka – as captivating as a kick-boxing Hotspur as she is as Ariel – makes each word sound like fresh-minted street poetry’ ✭✭✭✭✭ The Guardian

'Jade Anouka also crackles across all three productions: a startling, heart-catchingly young Mark Antony; a Hotspur springing around the stage as if she had helium in her heels; an Ariel who sizzles as she beatboxes, and melts into Where the Bee Sucks.' ✭✭✭✭✭ The Observer

‘The production is full of delights – especially Jade Anouka’s streetwise, red-wedged Ariel… ’ - ✭✭✭✭✭ The Independent

‘Jade Anouka makes Mark Antony a charismatic manipulator, Hotspur a dashing brawler and Ariel a gentle spirit’ ✭✭✭✭✭ WhatsOnStage

‘Walter aside, the standout in a strong cast is Jade Anouka, a lithe and authoritative Ariel’ ✭✭✭✭✭ Evening Standard

 

Winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence for performance in CHEF at Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

Ian Charleson Award Commendations for performances in JULIUS CAESAR at The Donmar Warehouse and HAMLET at Shakespeare's Globe.#

 

Jade recently did a Ted Talk on the subject of 'Being Black, being a Woman, being 'Other'. Watch the talk here

 

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE GREATEST WEALTH

Adrian Lester

The Old Vic

QUEEN MARGARET

Queen Margaret

Elizabeth Freestone

Royal Exchange

THE PHLEBOTOMIST

Bea

Sam Yates

Hampstead Theatre

COVER MY TRACKS

Sarah

Max Webster

The Old Vic

SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY

Mark Antony / Hotspur / Ariel

Phyllida Lloyd

Donmar Warehouse

DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Wagner

Jamie Lloyd

The Jamie Lloyd Company

HENRY IV

Hotspur

Phyllida Lloyd

St. Ann's Warehouse - New York

SO HERE WE ARE

Kirsty

Steven Atkinson

Royal Exchange/ High Tide

CHEF

Chef

Kirsty Patrick Ward

Soho Theatre

THE VOTE

PC Chika Devan

Josie Rourke

Donmar Warehouse

HENRY IV

Hotspur

Phyllida Lloyd

Donmar Warehouse

CHEF

Chef

Kirsty Patrick Ward

Edinburgh Fringe

OMEROS

Helen

Bill Buckhurst

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

CLEAN

Chloe

Orla O'Loughlin

59E59 Theatres New York

JULIUS CAESAR

Calpurnia / Metellus Cimber / Pindarus

Phyllida Lloyd

St Ann's Warehouse, New York

CLEAN

Chloe

Orla O'Loughlin

Traverse Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET

Juliet

Bill Buckhurst

Shakespeare's Globe

JULIUS CAESAR

Calpurnia / Metellus Cimber / Pindarus

Phyllida Lloyd

Donmar Warehouse

MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL

Rosa

Michael Buffong

National Theatre

HAMLET

Ophelia

Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare's Globe

ROMEO AND JULIET

Juliet

David Thacker

Bolton Octagon

WILD HORSES

Zoe

Nadia Latif

Theatre 503

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Maria

Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare's Globe / US Tour

BLOOD WEDDING

Bride

Poppy Burton Morgan

Southwark Playhouse

TWELFTH NIGHT

Olivia

Juliet Forster

York Theatre Royal

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Dancer/Lady's PA/Servant/Nicholas - u/s Bianca

Conall Morrison

Royal Shakespeare Company

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Portia's Serving Woman - u/s Nerrisa & Jessica

Tim Carroll

Royal Shakespeare Company

THE PENELOPIAD

Melantho of the Pretty Cheeks

Josette Bushell-Mingo

RSC / National Arts Centre Canada

HANDA'S SURPRISE

Handa

Marleen Vermeulen

The Little Angel Theatre

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TURN UP CHARLIE

Matt Lipsey | Tristram Shapeero

Brown Eyed Boy | Green Door Pictures | Netflix

CLEANING UP

Jess

Lewis Arnold

ITV / Sister Pictures

TRAUMA

Alana

Marc Evans

ITV

CHEWING GUM

Danny

Simon Neal

Retort TV

LUCKY MAN

Ekua Nkomo

Brian Kelly

SKY/ Carnival

THE VOTE

PC Chika Devan

Josie Rourke / Tony Grech-Smith

More 4

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: ROMEO AND JULIET

Juliet / Lavinia

Bill Buckhurst

Blakeway Productions / Sky Arts

DOCTOR WHO: THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN

The Waitress

Colm McCarthy

BBC

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: THE COMEDIES

Viola

Raz Shaw

Blakeway Productions / BBC

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: THE TEMPEST

Miranda

Rebecca Gatwood

Blakeway Productions / BBC

SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED: HAMLET

Ophelia

Simon Usher

BBC / PBS

SECRETS AND WORDS: MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

Ashley

Julia Ford

LA Productions / BBC

LAW & ORDER: UK

Carla

Andy Goddard

Kudos / ITV

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE RHYTHM SECTION

Laura

Reed Morano

The Rhythm Section Productions

FISHERMAN'S FRIEND

Leah Beese

Chris Foggin

BondIt

BABY GRAVY

Alex

Hazey Jane Films Ltd

THE DARK CHANNEL

Mia

Mark Davis

Retro-Juice Films

A SUMMER HAMLET

Self / Ophelia

Helen Lawson

Dusthouse Productions

T-POLICE FIELD

Police Officer

Andrea Kapos & Marcus Jones

Vloop

A RUNNING JUMP

Jody's Friend

Mike Leigh

Thin Man Films

THAT SERIOUS FACE

Kellie

Steve Blundell

Short Film

HAPPY HOUR

Cher

Kieron Jones

Athena Information

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

ASSATA SHAKUR: THE FBI'S MOST WANTED WOMAN

Debbie Tucker Green

BBC Radio 4

WORLD ON THE MOVE

Michelle

Sasha Yevtushenko

BBC Radio 4

Other

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MIX THE PLAY

Titania

Joe Murphy

The Old Vic

SKYVERS

Sylvia

Angus Jackson

National Theatre Studio