Nigerian-British Actress Susan Wokoma Cast in ‘Enola Holmes’ Adaptation
Award-winning Nigerian-British actress Susan Wokoma has landed a role in the Harry Bradbeer-directed Enola Holmes adaptation at Legendary, joining Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Claflin, Fiona Shaw, and Adeel Akhtar.
Wokoma is best known for her roles in Netflix shows Crazyhead and Chewing Gum, as well as the British sitcom Year of the Rabbit.
Written by Jack Thorne, based on Nancy Springer’s book series, The Enola Holmes Mysteries, the story follows the adventures of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ much younger sister, Enola, a highly capable detective in her own right.
Brown is producing alongside producing partner Paige Brown through their PCMA Productions shingle. Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee for Legendary.
Susan Wokoma was born on December 31, 1987, in Southwark, London, England. She was listed as one of Europe’s Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017 and named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit by an international jury, later that same year.
Wokoma made her television debut at 14 as a participant in CBBC’s Serious Jungle in 2002. She was also a member of The National Youth Theatre, making her professional acting debut in the BAFTA-winning That Summer Day before going on to train at RADA aged 19.
She is represented by Scott Marshall Partners, Gersh, and Management 360.
February 28, 2020