Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, UK.



Born in Tokyo, Japan, Haruka spent her childhood split between

New York, London and Tokyo before settling in the UK. She is bilingual in English and 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.



Haruka recently appeared in Tarsem Singh's Emerald City (NBC) as Po, Russell T Davies' Cucumber (Channel 4) as Anna, and in the 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 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:


She gained world wide recognition when she starred in the music video of the Grammy winning single Rather Be by Clean Bandit, viewed over 400 million times to date.





Photo credit: Elena Gallotta

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