Haruka will star in a leading role in Paramount/Hasbro's upcoming feature film
She has recently appeared in the Netflix/Channel 4 drama Kiss Me First as Tippi, the BAFTA nominated Netflix/BBC drama Giri/Haji as Suzume and the BAFTA winning HBO Max/Channel 4 sitcom Stath Lets Flats as Tomoko.
Her other notable work includes Tarsem Singh's Emerald City (NBC) as Po, Russell T Davies's Cucumber (Channel 4) as Anna, BAFTA nominated thriller Cyberbully (Channel 4) as Jennifer Li, BBC's long running crime drama Silent Witness as Akito and the world's first, BAFTA winning interactive feature film Late Shift as the female lead May-Ling.
The Guardian noted in their review of Cyberbully 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 article here: http://bit.ly/2h6Asii)
Her passion for acting blossomed at a young age when she was cast as Bilbo Bagins in her school play adaptation of The Hobbit. She trained with the prestigious Himawari Theatre Group in Tokyo as a teen before training at Rose Bruford, one of UK’s leading drama schools. She has since worked continuously across film, TV and theatre playing a strong and diverse range of roles.
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