Haruka Abe

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Haruka Abe (安部 春香, Abe Haruka) is a Japanese English actress based in London, United Kingdom. She appeared in BBC's Ideal as Miko,[1] and as Marti in Sleepydog's science-fiction TV series Slingers directed by Steve Barron.[2] She also appeared in the video for Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be" which has gained over 480 million views on YouTube as of June 2018.[3]

Born in Nerima, Tokyo, she spent her youth split between the US, UK, and Japan.[4] She trained at Rose Bruford College in South East London.[4]



Year Title Role
2007–2011 Ideal Miko
2008 The Things I Haven't Told You Sarah Kells
2009 Casualty Mika
2009 Slingers (Pilot) Marti
2009 Wire in the Blood Japanese waitress
2012 My Phone Genie Naoko
2014 Doctors Jenny
2014 Edge of Heaven Tammy
2015 Cuffs Mikki
2015 Cucumber Anna
2015 Cyberbully Jennifer
2017 Emerald City Po
2017 Zapped Henchwoman
2018 Kiss Me First Tippi


Year Title Role
2011 Stanley Pickle Bluebell
2012 Scopia Keiko
2012 47 Ronin Mika's handmaiden
2013 About Time Japanese girl
2014 The Knife That Killed Me Serena
2015 Random 11 Mitsuko Unagi
2016 Late Shift May-Ling
2017 She's Just A Shadow Tanya

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Singer/Band
2013 Rather Be Clean Bandit
Jess Glynne


  1. ^ "Ideal: character guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Slingers". Sleepydog. Retrieved 2014-09-16. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-M1AtrxztU
  4. ^ a b "Haruka Abe". Official website. haruka4be.com. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 

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