Freema Agyeman graduated from Performing Arts
and Drama at Middlesex University in 2000 and soon after landed her
first major role as Lola Wise in Crossroads. She has also
appeared in dramas such as The Bill and Casualty, but
is now best known for her role as Martha Jones in Doctor
Who, who was introduced in the show's third series.
Having previously appeared in Series 2 as Adeola, the producers were so impressed by her talent and attitude on
set that they invited her to a fake audition for
a guest role in spin off Torchwood. Unbeknownst to her, it was actually an audition for the role
of the Doctor's new companion.
She left the role at the end of Series 3, but the character
was later seen in the Series 2 of Torchwood. She also returned for a few episodes in Series 4 of Doctor
Who, and made a brief cameo in The End of Time, Part Two.
Since leaving Doctor Who, Freema has also
appeared in the BBC dramas Little Dorrit and Survivors, as well as Law & Order: UK on ITV1.