Clare-Hope Ashitey

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Clare-Hope Ashitey
Born Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey
(1987-02-12) 12 February 1987 (age 30)
Enfield, London, UK
Years active 2005–present

Clare-Hope Naa K. Ashitey (born 12 February 1987)[1] is a British actress of Ghanaian descent. She attended the Centre Stage School of Performing Arts, Southgate.[2] while being educated at the Latymer School,[3] which is 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.[3]

Ashitey graduated in anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2009.[4]

Early life and family[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 who studied at the University of Warwick and an older brother.[5]



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 Doctor Foster Carly
2017 Seven Seconds K.J. Harper
2017 Master of None Sara 1 episode


  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. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brief Encounter With ... Clare-Hope Ashitey". Theatre - Off West End. Whats On Stage. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Claire-Hope Ashitey plays Kee in The Children of Men" (doc). Interview. 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

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