Sarah Amankwah: ‘Marcella’ (ITV)

Date - 17 May, 2016, All News Television

Sarah Amankwah continues her role in tonight’s episode of London-Set Noir Crime Drama Marcella, at 9pm on ITV1.

From Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of the original Swedish/Danish co-production The Bridge, Marcella is an eight-part crime drama starring Anna Friel in the title role.

Marcella (Friel) is a Metropolitan Police detective shocked to the core when her husband leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Having given up her fast-tracked career 10 years prior, she returns heartbroken to the Met’s Murder Squad. With the abrupt end to her marriage and isolated from her children, Marcella throws herself into work to stop from falling apart.

The drama is executive produced by Rosenfeldt, Larder and Wood whose Buccaneer is a joint venture with Cineflix Media. Directors are Charles Martin (Skins, The Returned), Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch, The Railway Man) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge). Producer is Fortitude‘s Andrew Woodhead.


Sarah Amankwah trained at the Manchester School of Theatre. She is part of Shakespeare's Globes first repertory company, The Globe Ensemble.

Theatre credits include Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare's Globe, The Crucible and The Skriker at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and she played Shenzi in The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre. She played Filch in the National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera, and Venticello in Amadeus (National Theatre).

Recent screen credits include ITV crime drama Marcella and World War Z for Paramount.

Sarah is a member of the Imaginarium In-House Repertory Company. Founded in 2011 by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, The Repertory Company is made up of in-house actors trained in performance capture.

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