Manjinder Virk

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Acting

Agent: Charlotte Davies (Currently on Maternity Leave)
Assistant: Cat Palethorpe
Associate Agent: Gabriella Capisani

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Acting

Photographer credit: Brett Symes

We are thrilled that Manjinder has been selected as part of the BAFTA Elevate 2019/2020 programme! BAFTA Elevate is designed to support people from underrepresented groups in our industries progressing in their careers, and to help tackle the issue of diversity in our industries as a whole. 

http://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/elevate/actors-2019#manjinder-virk

 

Manjinder is probably best known for playing the lead in Clio Barnard’s genre-defying film THE ARBOR and Peter Kosminsky’s BRITZ (C4). She recently returned to the stage in DANCE NATION at The Almeida.  

She is also an accomplished writer and director.

Manjinder was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2008. Since then, she has gone on to be nominated and win many awards for her excellence in acting, including: 

- Nominated for Best Actress and Best New comer at BIFAS 2010

- Nominated for Best Newcomer at London Film Festival 2011

- Nominated for Asian Woman of Achievement in 2018

- Won best actress at The Eastern Eye Awards in 2017

- Short film OUT OF DARKNESS - winner of Best Film and Best Drama at Aesthetica Film festival 2013 and Still/Moving Film Festival 2014.

- Short film WITH LOVE FROM CALAIS short listed for The Satyajit Ray film festival award 2017

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

OUT OF DARKNESS (Short)

Brown Female

Manjinder Virk

Mango Films

WITH LOVE FROM CALAIS (Short)

Gurjeet

Manjinder Virk

Mango Films

KALEIDOSCOPE

Officer Torrington

Rupert Jones

Stigma Films

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

Dr. Gurmeet Kaur MD

Ritesh Batra

BBC Films

HISTORY'S FUTURE

Phoebe

Fiona Tan

Family Affair Films

THE ARBOR

Lorraine

Clio Barnard

Arbor Films Ltd

THE BLUE TOWER

Asha

Smita Bhide

Monkey in Heaven

READY WHEN YOU ARE MR MCGILL

Sue

Paul Seed

Working Title

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TIN STAR

Divya Sharma

Alice Troughton

Kudos / Sky Atlantic

MOVING ON

Alice

Claire Tailyour

BBC

BREEDERS

Dr Webb

Chris Addison

Avalon/BBC

SICK OF IT

Mrs Sharma

Richard Yee

Me & You Productions/Sky

TRUST ME

Dr Parveen Shankar

John Alexander

Red Productions/BBC

BAD MOVE Series 1 & 2

Meena

Martin Dennis

Open Mike/ITV

MIDSOMER MURDERS Series 18 & 19

Kam Karrimore

Various

ITV

ORDINARY LIES

Marianne

John Fay

BBC

BRILLIANTMAN!

Jogger

John Henderson

What Larks! Productions

CALL THE MIDWIFE

Ameera Khatun

Dominic Leclerc

BBC

THE THICK OF IT SERIES 4

Journalist

Armando Iannucci

BBC

HUNTED

Simran Baines

Various

Kudos/BBC/HBO

MONROE

Dr Sally Fortune

Paul McGuigan/David Moore

Mammoth Screen Ltd

SKINS SER IV

Doctor Berg

Neil Biswas

Company Productions Ltd

RUNAWAY

PC Yasmine Brinkley

Paul Wilmshurst

BBC

AT NIGHT PILOT

Nurse Sandra

Dan Hine

Silver River

BRITZ

Nasima

Peter Kosminsky

Channel 4/Mentorn

PLUS ONE - PILOT

News Reporter

Simon Delaney

Kudos/Channel 4

BRADFORD RIOTS

Shazia

Neil Biswas

Channel 4/Oxford Film & TV

GHOST SQUAD

PC Shireen

Richard Laxton

Channel 4

CHILD OF MINE

WPC

Jamie Payne

Kudos/ITV

THE BILL

Khadija

Martin Hutchings/Brett Fallis

Thames Television

SWISS TONI

Jenny

Dominic Brigstocke

Tiger Aspect/BBC3

DOCTORS

Laila Khalid

Christiana Ebohan

BBC Television

GREEN WING

Nurse

Dominic Brigstocke

Talk Back

TRIAL BY JURY

Yasmin Khan

Margaret Renn

BBC Television

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

A KIND OF PEOPLE

Anjum

Michael Buffong

Royal Court Theatre

DANCE NATION

Connie

Bijan Sheibani

Almeida Theatre

BODIES

Doctor (Voice)

Jude Christian

Royal Court Theatre

REDCROSSE

Reader

Luke Kernaghan

RSC/Coventry Cathedral

I CALL MY BROTHERS

Valeria

Farnaz Arbabi

Arcola Theatre

FREE OUTGOING

Kokila/Usha

Indhu Rubasingham

Royal Court Theatre

SHABNAM

Shabnam

Nadia Fall

Lyric Hammersmith/Naach

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE

Bobby

One Woman Show

Hammersmith Lyric Theatre

BILL SHAKESPEARE'S ITALIAN JOB

Juliet

Malachi Bogdanov

Gilded Balloon

COME OUT ELI

Various Roles

Alecky Blythe

Recorded Delivery

UNSUITABLE GIRLS

Chumpa Chumelli

Kully Thiarai

Hammersmith Lyric/PILOT

WORKERS WRITES

Jessie/Rina Kapoor

Rufus Norris

Royal Court

WINTERSUN

Aisha Khan

Noel Greig

Leicester Haymarket Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Hermia

Richard Hayhow

Belgrade Theatre

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Princess Talia

Jonathon Petherbridge

London Bubble Theatre

THE MILLENNIUM MYSTERIES

Various Roles

Pawel Skotak

Belgrade Theatre/Teatro Biuro

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE DARK TOWER

Sylvie

Robin Brooks

BBC Radio 3

MEMSAHIB EMMA

Emma

Tracey Neale

BBC Radio 4

FROM FACT TO FICTION (SERIES 18): KATY IS A HAPPY CHILD

Maya

Tracey Neale

BBC Radio 4

THE MAN WHO WORE SANITARY PADS

Neeta

Sarah Bradshaw

BBC Radio 4

BABY POWDER AND PERFUME

Rani

Helen Perry

BBC Radio 4

GONE

Cabdriver's Girlfriend

Debbie Tucker Green

BBC Radio 3

HOW NOW TV

Parminder

Paul Watson

BBC

LONDON CALLING: BLITZKRIEG BOP

Shammi

Toby Swift

BBC Radio 4

RUDOLPHO'S ZEST

Sita

Tracey Neale

BBC Radio 3

LONDON EUROPE

Naz

Graham Frost

BBC Radio 4

TONIGHT I WRITE

Maya Kang

Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4

RAMAYANA

Sita

Claire Grove

BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Alongside her acting, Manjinder has continually developed her own writing and directing work. Manjinder’s first commission was her play GLOW for Theatre Centre, about a female Asian boxer. Since then, Manjinder has worked on projects for both radio and screen as well as theatre. Manjinder’s short film OUT OF DARKNESS starring Riz Ahmed and Tom Hiddleston, which she both wrote and directed, premiered at BFI Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Drama at Aesthetica Film Festival. Manjinder is now developing her first feature film, THINGS WE NEVER SAID, with Creative England and the BFI as well as participating in this year’s BAFTA Elevate programme.

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

TONIGHT I WRITE

2003

BBC Radio 4

As Writer. Director & Producer Claire Grove.

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes
2020

As Writer, Director & Producer.

2017

As Writer, Director & Producer. *Nominated for Satyajit Ray Film Festival

2013

As Writer, Director & Producer. Starring Riz Ahmed and Tom Hiddleston.
*Premiered at BFI Film Festival
*Won Best Film and Best Drama at Aesthetica Film Festival

2008

Screen Midlands

As Writer & Director. Starring Sacha Dhawan and Abdi Ghouhad.

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

JAMILLAH AND ALADDIN

2015

CBBC/Kindle

Developed series and wrote one episode; FISH SOUP.

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE

2005

Lyric Hammersmith

As Writer, Director & Actor. One woman show which went on to tour nationally after its run at Lyric Hammersmith.

2003

Theatre Center

As Writer. Director Dawn Walton. Went on to tour nationally after its run at Theatre Center.