Adele James

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Adele James
Born (1995-03-20) 20 March 1995 (age 28)
Known forQueen Cleopatra

Adele James (born 20 March 1995) is a British actress and screenwriter. She plays Tina Mollett in the TV series, Casualty. In 2023, James starred in the Netflix docuseries, Queen Cleopatra.


James became interested in acting in high school.[1] She is of mixed ancestry.[2] James studied at the Richmond upon Thames College and the University of Bristol.[1]

In 2018, she was the screenwriter of the short film, Last Call.[1] She plays Tina Mollett in the TV series, Casualty.[1][3] In 2023, she was given the starring role as Cleopatra in the second installment of Netflix's African Queens docuseries, Queen Cleopatra.[4] Her casting faced controversy surrounding the Cleopatra race controversy.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Who Is The Black Actress Who Plays Cleopatra And Started A Firestorm Against Netflix". Greek City Times. 2023-04-22. Retrieved 2023-04-22.
  2. ^ "Egyptians complain over Netflix depiction of Cleopatra as black". BBC News. 2023-04-19. Retrieved 2023-04-22.
  3. ^ Kitson, Calli (2021-07-24). "Casualty star Charles Venn reveals how Iain may save Jacob from abuse". Metro. Retrieved 2023-04-22.
  4. ^ Syed, Armani (2023-04-20). "What the Debate Over Cleopatra's 'Race' Gets Wrong". Time. Retrieved 2023-04-22.
  5. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (2023-04-20). "Cleopatra's African Heritage in Netflix Docudrama Sparks Uproar in Egypt". Variety. Retrieved 2023-04-22.

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