Haruka Abe

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Haruka Abe
安部 春香
Born (1988-01-08) 8 January 1988 (age 34)
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present

Haruka Abe (安部 春香, Abe Haruka, born 8 January 1988) is a Japanese actress.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Nerima, Tokyo, Abe grew up in Tokyo, London and New York.[1] She trained at Rose Bruford College in South East London.[2]

She appeared in BBC's Ideal as Miko,[3] and as Marti in Sleepydog's science-fiction TV series Slingers directed by Steve Barron.[4] She also appeared in the video for Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be" which has gained over 666 million views on YouTube as of January 2022.[5]

In 2018, she became the new speaking voice of Noodle from the virtual band Gorillaz.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007–2011 Ideal Miko
2008 The Things I Haven't Told You Sarah Kells Television film
2009 Casualty Mika
Slingers (Pilot) Marti
Wire in the Blood Japanese waitress
2011 My So Called Life Sentence Danini Television film
2012 My Phone Genie Naoko
2014 Doctors Jenny
Edge of Heaven Tammy
2015 Cuffs Mikki
Cucumber Anna
Cyberbully Jennifer
2017 Emerald City Po
Zapped Henchwoman
2018 Kiss Me First Tippi
Stath Lets Flats Tomoko
2019 Silent Witness Akito Emon Two episodes ("To Brighton, To Brighton")
2019 Giri/Haji Suzume
2020 Avenue 5 Aimi Ito

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Song Machine Noodle Web series by Gorillaz

8 episodes

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Mo Yin Sarah
2007 Encore Echo
2009 Shell Shock Lady One
Only Time Li Jing Short film
Stray Balloon Naomi
Slingers Marti Short film
Aneurysm Model Short film
We Have Already Begun to Die She
2010 Stanley Pickle Bluebell
8 Seconds Yumiko
Bleach Li Short film
2011 Yuki Yuki Short film
Secrecy Chie Okumura
Fish Sakura
Great News
Magnesium Eve30
2012 Choose 4624 Short film
The Outsider: A Looper's Story Anna Short film
47 Ronin Mika's handmaiden
2013 About Time Japanese girl
Pulling Away Alyx Castillo Short film
2014 Traces The Searcher Short film
The Knife That Killed Me Serena
The Scopia Effect Keiko
2015 After the World Ended Sarama/

Sarameya

The Substitute Seven Short film
Random 11 Mitsuko Unagi
Tokyo 70 Haruka
Kubrick's Coat Ayame Short film
2017 The Distant Sea Girl in the house Short film
2019 Hafu Misaki Short film
Dead Unicorns Haruka Satou
She's Just A Shadow Tanya
2021 Cruella Liberty woman
Stagger Eva Short film
Snake Eyes Akiko Also does own dub-over voice in Japanese version

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Singer/Band Notes
2014 "Rather Be" Clean Bandit Mimed to Jess Glynne's vocals

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2016 Late Shift May-Ling Full motion video

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hernon, Matthew (2017-03-05). "Actress Haruka Abe balances others' expectations and her own dreams". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2022-01-16.
  2. ^ "Haruka Abe". Official website. haruka4be.com. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  3. ^ "Ideal: character guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  4. ^ "Slingers". Sleepydog. Archived from the original on 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  5. ^ Clean Bandit (5 December 2013). "Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft. Jess Glynne [Official Video]". Archived from the original on 2021-12-20 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "LEFT HAND HARUKA METHOD: The Haruka Kuroda Interview". Hallelujah Monkeyz: The Gorillaz Fancast. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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