Haruka recently finished filming an exciting new Netflix/Channel 4 thriller drama Kiss Me First as Tippi (series regular), and as Tomoko (series recurring) in the new Channel 4 sitcom Stath Lets Flats.
Her most recent work includes Tarsem Singh's Emerald City (NBC) as Po, Russell T Davies's Cucumber (Channel 4) as Anna, and BAFTA nominated Cyberbully (Channel 4) as Jennifer Li.
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)
Haruka starred in the music video of the Grammy winning single Rather Be by Clean Bandit, viewed nearly 500 million times to date.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Haruka spent her childhood split between
New York, London and Tokyo before settling in London. 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 diverse range of roles.
Photo credit: Elena Gallotta