Nina Sosanya

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Nina Sosanya
Born 1969 (age 45–46)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present

Nina Sosanya (born 1969[citation needed]) is an English stage, television, and film actress.

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in London, with a Nigerian father, and trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, gaining A-Levels in performing arts.[citation needed]


She has appeared in many roles in the theatre, on television and in films, for example in Sorted, People Like Us, Teachers, Love Actually, Nathan Barley, Renaissance, Casanova, as Karen Blaine in the Jonathan Creek episode "The Three Gamblers", Much Ado About Nothing, Cape Wrath/Meadowlands, the Doctor Who episode "Fear Her", and FM.

In 2003, she played Rosalind in As You Like It with the Royal Shakespeare Company ("RSC") at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; in 2008 she returned to the RSC to play Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost and in 2009 appeared in a radio adaptation of a story from the short story collection The State of the Art.

She reads the part of Sephy on the audio book versions of Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series.

In January 2010, Nina appeared as Mae Pollock in Tennessee Williams' play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, at the Novello Theatre, London.

She appeared as Colly Trent in series 2 of the BBC television drama, Five Days. Most recently, she appeared in the BBC4 television series Twenty Twelve, a comedy about the London 2012 Olympic buildup, and the BBC1 drama series Silk and Hustle. She also made a brief appearance in the children's CBBC science fiction series, Wizards vs Aliens as Benny Sherwood's mother, Trisha.

Sosanya played the character Alibe Silver in Treasure Island (2012). She also appeared in series one through three of the BBC original drama Last Tango in Halifax as Kate McKenzie, from in 2012-2014, and in the TV series W1A in 2014.


Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Bill Linda TV series (1 episode: "World to Rights")
Prime Suspect 2 Joanne Fagunwa TV film
1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women Chilla TV film
2000 Jonathan Creek Karen Blaine TV series (1 episode: "The Three Gamblers")
Doctors Jasmine TV series (1 episode: "Late Action Hero")
Urban Gothic Ezili/Gabrielle TV series (1 episode: "Deptford Voodoo")
2001 People Like Us Cassie Pearson TV series (2 episodes)
Teachers Jenny Paige TV series (18 episodes: 2001-2002)
2002 The Jury Marcia Thomas TV series (6 episodes)
2003 Serious and Organised Emma Brown TV series (1 episode: "Episode #1.3")
The Debt DI Kate Jaspers TV film
Code 46 Anya
Love Actually Annie Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2005 The Afternoon Play Claire Cotton TV series (1 episode: "The Good Citizen")
Nathan Barley Sasha TV series (5 episodes)
No Angels Maggie McDonald TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 2.2")
Casanova Bellino TV mini-series (3 episodes)
Manderlay Rose
Lie Still Veronica
ShakespeaRe-Told Margaret TV series (1 episode: "Much Ado About Nothing")
2006 Renaissance Reparez Voice
Doctor Who Trish Webber TV series (1 episode: "Fear Her")
Sorted Nancy TV series (6 episodes)
Wide Sargasso Sea Christophine TV film
2007 Kitchen Christine TV film
Reichenbach Falls Sinead Burns TV film
Cape Wrath Samantha TV series (8 episodes)
Sold Kate TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.1")
2008 Messiah: The Rapture Sarah Templar TV mini-series
Bonekickers Rachel TV series (1 episode: "The Cradle of Civilisation")
2009 FM Jane Edwards TV series (6 episodes)
Framed Marnie Pope TV film
2010 Five Days Colly Trent TV series (5 episodes)
2011 Twenty Twelve Nina Christiani TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.2")
Silk Kate Brockman TV series (6 episodes)
2012 Hustle Linda Runcorn TV series (1 episode: "Curiosity Caught the Kat")
Treasure Island Alibe Silver TV film
Vera Chief Superintendent Rachel Waite TV series (1 episode: "The Ghost Position")
Silent Witness DS Brooks TV series (2 episodes)
Lewis Lilian Hunter TV series (1 episode: "The Indelible Stain")
Wizards vs Aliens Trisha Sherwood TV series (1 episode: "Grazlax Attacks, Part 1")
Last Tango in Halifax Kate McKenzie TV series (12 episodes: 2012-2013)
2014 Shetland Willow Reeves TV series (2 episodes: "Dead Water, Parts 1 & 2")
W1A Lucy Freeman TV series (10 episodes)

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