Haruka Abe shoots the role of Mikki in new police thriller series, Cuffs for BBC One HD.
Cuffs is a fast-paced and adrenalized cop show. Packed full of humour and humanity, it’s an authentic and visceral drama portraying the everyday rollercoaster of being a police officer in the UK. Over-stretched and under-resourced, the characters have to deal with everything the job throws at them including the constant threat of physical violence and verbal abuse.
Cuffs focuses on the relationships between the officers and detectives and the impact that this job has on their personal lives. A character-led drama as well as a police procedural, it is set in the vibrant and alternative seaside city of Brighton.Overview
Japanese born Haruka Abe spent her youth split between Tokyo and New York before settling in London.
She gained UK wide recognition playing the role of Miko in all 5 series of the hit comedy Ideal opposite Johnny Vegas and My Phone Genie for ITV1.
Other notable screen credits include Cucumber, About Time for Working Title Films, 47 Ronin for Universal Pictures, The Knife That Killed Me, Random 11 for Vertigo Films, Emerald City for NBC. Most recently she has played series regular Tippi in Kiss me First for Netflix/Channel 4, Tomoko in Channel 4 comedy Stath Lets Flats, May-Ling in BAFTA Cymru nominated Late Shift and Suzume in Giri/Haju for the BBC/Netflix.
Her multi award winning short films Stanley Pickle and Yuki have won worldwide critical acclaim.About Sainou
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Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working today.
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