Lena Kaur plays Maya in new drama Prisoners’ Wives, tonight at 9pm on BBC1. The series tells the story of four very different women, each struggling to cope with a significant man in her life serving time in prison.
Written by Julie Gearey, and directed by Damon Thomas and Harry Bradbeer, this relationship-based ensemble drama is set and filmed in Sheffield.Overview
Lena Kaur is best known for her role as Leila Roy in Hollyoaks and was part of the original cast of the BBC3 comedy Scallywagga which she also co wrote. Other notable screen credits include Justin's House for BBC TV, Dr Alicia Patel in the fourth series of Torchwood and Maya in Tiger Aspect's Prisoners' Wives, Dani's Castle for CBBC, and Happy Valley for BBC One.
Lena's theatre credits include Earthworks and Myth for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Treasure Island for National Theatre, the 'Curtain Call Award' winning Thursday for ETT, Sisters at Sheffield Theatres, the title role in Rubina for the Birmingham Rep and The Sky's The Limit at The Old Vic.
She will play the role of Mary in Maxine Peake's new play The Last Ballad of Lillian Bilocca produced by Hull Truck.About Sainou
Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about.
Based in the heart of London's West End, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working in Film, Television, Theatre and Radio.
At Sainou we develop and nurture careers. Everyone is jointly represented by David Marsden and Paul Martin and we work as a close team.