Janet Kumah is known for her roles in a number of popular TV shows, including her recurring role in the BAFTA nominated Sky Atlantic series ‘I Hate Suzie Too’ in which she played Clara.
She has had a number of major roles in 2023 including playing Keme in the latest series of fantasy drama ‘Shadow and Bone’ on Netflix; playing recurring character Susan Scarsdale in the Paramount+ series ‘Chemistry of Death’; and guest starring as DS Donna Chainey in series 26 of the BBC’s Silent Witness, leading the investigation into a train crash caused by environmental activists.
Later in 2023 she will play Latisha in the new Apple TV+ crime drama series ‘Criminal Record’ which will star Cush Jumbo and Peter Capaldi. She will also appear in series 4 of the Martin Freeman parenting black comedy series ‘Breeders’ on Sky One
In 2021 and 2023 she played Dr Leslie Morris in series 2 & 3 of Sky Original political thriller drama ‘COBRA’.
Other major TV credits include playing Aunty Joy in Idris Elba’s Sky comedy series ‘In The Long Run’ as well as appearances in ‘Enterprice’ (BBC), ‘Dark Heart’ (ITV) and ‘London Kills’ (Acorn TV).
Janet has a neutral accent with hints of London which she can neutralise as required. Her parents are from Ghana so she also has an excellent Ghanaian accent.
Breeders (TV, 2023) – 'Shiloh', Sky Comedy, Series 4
Cobra (TV, 2021-2023) – 'Dr Leslie Morris', Sky Max, Series 2 & 3
Shadow and Bone (TV, 2023) – 'Keme', Netflix
Chemistry of Death (TV, 2023) – 'Susan Scarsdale', Paramount+
Silent Witness (TV, 2023) – 'DS Donna Chainey', BBC One, Series 26
I Hate Suzie Too (TV, 2022) – 'Clara', Sky Atlantic
London Kills (TV, 2022) – 'Marilyn Akintola', Acorn TV
Casualty (TV, 2021) – 'Marsha Christey', BBC One
Enterprice (TV, 2020) – 'Julie', BBC Three, Series 2
In the Long Run (TV, 2019-2020) – 'Aunty Joy', Sky One, Series 2 & 3
Dark Heart (TV, 2018) – 'Pathologist', ITV
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