Kananu Kirimi (born 1977) is a British actress.
Kirimi was born in Nairobi, Kenya of a Kenyan father and Scottish mother. Her early years were spent at Strathallan School in Perthshire, she then took a three-year course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Kirimi's career developed as a classical actor in the theatre taking roles such as Viola in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Twelfth Night and in Adrian Noble's 2002 Pericles, Prince of Tyre. She received a commendation at the 2002 Ian Charleson Awards for her performance in Pericles.
|2001||Goodbye, Mr Steadman||WPC||TV Film|
|2003||The Deal||Press Secretary|
|2005||Ahead of the Class||Beth Mayland|
|2006||The Queen||Blair's PA|
|2002||Rockface||Louise Dryden||Episode 1.5|
|2004||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||WPC Mason|
|2004-2007||Waking the Dead||Salma Ahmed/Sophie Davis||Episode - Deus Ex Machina (2004) - In Sight of the Lord (2007)|
|2007||Sea of Souls||Simone||Episode - The Prayer Tree Part 1 & 2|
|2008||The Royal||Dr Makori||10 episodes|
|2008||Holby City||Lisa Carson||1 Episode - Pants on Fire|
- "It isn't only Cinders who's having a ball". The Herald (Scotland). 27 November 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- "Juliet played by Kananu Kirimi". Shakespeare's Globe. 2004. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- "Young, gifted and Scottish". The Sunday Times. 10 December 2000. p. 5. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
A black, Gaelic-speaking Scottish actress, hailing from Kenya and the Kyle of Lochalsh, Kirimi has had a tumultuously successful nine months since leaving drama school early when an unturndownable part came her way. As first professional parts go, playing Miranda to Vanessa Redgrave's Prospero in the Globe Theatre's production of The Tempest takes some beating
- "Ian Charleson Awards 2002". www.iancharlesonawards.co.uk. 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
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