Clare-Hope Ashitey

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Clare-Hope Ashitey
Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey

(1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 32)
EducationLatymer School
School of Oriental and African Studies (2009)
Years active2005–present
Known forChildren of Men, Seven Seconds

Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey (born 12 February 1987)[1] is an English actress. She attended the Centre Stage School of Performing Arts, Southgate[2] while being educated at The Latymer School,[3] located in the Edmonton area of London, for seven years.

She took a gap year between school and university to work on the film Children of Men (2006).[3] In 2018, she starred in the Netflix Original crime drama series Seven Seconds.[4]

Early life and background[edit]

Ashitey was born in Enfield[1] to Tina, a medical secretary, and Paul, a dentist, who are both from Ghana, and has an older sister (Grace, who studied at the University of Warwick), and an older brother. Ashitey attended Brimsdown primary school in Brimsdown, Enfield before being educated at The Latymer school in Edmonton, North London.[5] She graduated in anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2009.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Shooting Dogs Marie Released in the United States as Beyond the Gates
2006 Children of Men Kee
2007 Exodus Zipporah
2011 Black Brown White Jackie
2012 Candle to Water Shona
2013 All Is by My Side Faye
2016 The White King Gaby
2016 I.T. Joan


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Coming Up Helen 1 episode
2011 Top Boy Taylor 2 episodes
2012 Mrs Biggs Receptionist 1 episode
2014 Suspects DC Charlie Steele 10 episodes
2015-2017 Doctor Foster Carly
2017 Master of None Sara 1 episode
2017 Shots Fired Kerry Beck 10 episodes
2018 Seven Seconds K.J. Harper Main role; 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Ashitey, Clare-Hope Naa K." The BFI Film & TV Database. BFI. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  2. ^ Centre Stage school Retrieved 16 June 2009 Archived 22 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Davis, Anna (4 September 2006). "I'd rather study law says rising film star". London Evening Standard. ES London. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Netflix Crime Drama 'Seven Seconds' Taps 'Children of Men' Actress to Star (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Claire-Hope Ashitey plays Kee in The Children of Men". Sadibey. 2006. Archived from the original (doc) on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Theatre - Off West End: Brief Encounter With ... Clare-Hope Ashitey". What's On Stage. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2010.

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