Haruka Abe is an actress based in London, United Kingdom.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Haruka spent her childhood split between
New York, London and Tokyo before settling in the UK. She is bilingual (English/Japanese), and enjoys traveling and working internationally.
Her passion for acting blossomed at an early age. She trained with the prestigious Himawari Theatre Group in Tokyo as a child before training at Rose Bruford, one of UK’s leading drama schools. She graduated from the latter with a 1st class Bachelor of Arts, and has since worked continuously in the fields of film, TV and theatre playing a wide variety of roles.
Her most recent work includes Tarsem Singh's Emerald City (NBC) as Po, Russell T Davies' Cucumber (Channel 4) as Anna, and BAFTA nominated Cyberbully (Channel 4) as Jennifer Li. She is currently filming a series regular role in the new Netflix/E4 drama Kiss Me First, due to premier in late 2017.
The Guardian reviewed Cyberbully as ”part gothic horror, part An Inspector Calls for the digital age” and noted that "Maisie Williams...is a fine mix of adolescent belligerence, thoughtlessness and vulnerability ...The standout performance, though, comes from Haruka Abe as Jennifer Li ... between the two main actors and the directorial torque applied, it’s a desperately sad, fantastically menacing, wholly destabilising hour".
(read the full review here: http://bit.ly/2h6Asii)
Photo credit: Elena Gallotta