Karla Crome

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Karla Crome
Born Karla Patsy Crome
(1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 29)
Hendon, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present

Karla Patsy Crome (born 22 June 1988 in Edgware, London) is an English actress, best known for her work on Sky Atlantic's Hit & Miss, playing series regular Jess on E4's Misfits, as well as appearing in a number of other television series and films, mainly in the United Kingdom, including the award-winning Murder. In 2012, Screen International named Crome as one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow".[1]

Early life[edit]

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting Course from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham, London.[2]


Crome played the lead, Coleen, in Birger Larsen's BAFTA Award Winning (2013) production of Murder for BBC2, Alison Graham said in The Radio Times: "...it stayed with me for days, dammit. Every brittle little shard of it, thanks largely to one of the most astounding, affecting acting performances I have ever seen, from rising star Karla Crome as Coleen..." [3]

On 22 May 2012, it was announced that Crome would appear in the fourth series of E4 drama Misfits in the regular role of Jess.[4][5]

Crome appears in ITV five-part series Lightfields as Clare.[6] Again, she has received excellent reviews for her performance with Matt D. saying: "...the standout was definitely Karla Crome, who has shone in everything from Murder to Misfits, here playing the emotionally damaged Claire..."[7]

She has also joined the cast of BBC series Prisoners' Wives for the show's second series, playing the role of Aisling.[8]

In February 2014, it was revealed that Crome would be joining the cast of CBS' Under the Dome as a series regular for the show's second season.[9]


She has also appeared on stage in Manchester Royal Exchange's production of Powder Monkey.[10]

Her play, If Chloe Can, was presented by The National Youth Theatre.[11]

A play Crome authored, Mush & Me, premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[12][13]

In 2016 Karla played Alice in 'Linda’ and the Royal Court Theatre, and will star as Constanze in ‘Amadeus’ at The National Theatre. Karla is also a writer. Her play ‘Mush and Me’ premiered at Edinburgh Festival in 2014 before transferring to Holden Street Theatre, Adelaide. She wrote Episode 5, Season 1 of 'Hooten and The Lady’ for Red Planet Pictures and Sky1.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Dog Endz Hannah TV movie
2010 Exposed Dee Short
2012 Murder: Joint Enterprise Coleen TV movie
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Casualty Chloe Parker Episode: "Clean Slate"
2011 Doctors Mo'nique Episode: "Saints and Sinners"
2011 Hit & Miss Riley 6 episodes
2012 Monroe Donna Holmes 3 episodes
2012–13 Misfits Jess Seasons 4-5 (series regular; 16 episodes)
2013 Lightfields Clare Mullen 5 episodes
2013 Prisoners' Wives Aisling Season 2 (main role, 4 episodes)
2014 Under the Dome Rebecca Pine Season 2 (series regular; 13 episodes)
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Layla, Hawkwind Season 1 (5 episodes)
2016 The Level Nancy Devlin ITV drama series


  1. ^ "UK Stars of Tomorrow" (PDF). Screendaily.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "BA (Hons) Acting Programme | Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts". Italiaconti-acting.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Graham, Alison (26 August 2012). "Alison Graham: "Murder is so good I want everyone to watch it"". Radio Times. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Jeffrey, Morgan (22 May 2012). "'Misfits': New cast for series four revealed?". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Goodacre, Kate (7 July 2012). "Karla Crome: 'My Misfits character is a tough cookie'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Press Centre". ITV. ITV. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lightfields review: Dakota Blue Richards & Karla Crome shine in this new spooky Marchlands drama | Unreality TV". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Prisoner's wives is back on the box". The Sun. (News International). 22 December 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Misfits star Karla Crome, CSI: NY's Eddie Cahill join Under the Dome". Digital Spy. 5 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Powder Monkey". Royalexchange.co.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "If Chloe Can". Ideastap.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mush and Me". The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mush and Me: The Team,". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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