Yasmine Akram (born 11 March 1982) is an Irish actress, writer and comedian, best known for playing Janine Hawkins in the third series of Sherlock.
After graduating drama school, Akram wrote comedy sketches for the BBC, and Channel 4, and hosting for BBC Radio.She wrote her first play, 10 Dates with Mad Mary, a monologue about a young woman's struggles after leaving prison, and performed the play at Project Arts Centre in Ireland in 2010. This was adapted into the feature film A Date for Mad Mary in 2016.She writes and performs as half of London-based comedy duo Ford and Akram with English comedian Louise Ford. The duo's live show in 2011 was directed by Alistair McGowan for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.In 2013, she co-wrote and co-presented BBC Radio 4's Irish Micks and Legends with Aisling Bea, with whom she worked on the Channel 4 sketch comedy LOL.In 2014, she portrayed Janine Hawkins opposite Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in two episodes of the third series of Sherlock. She reprised the role in the 2016 special, "The Abominable Bride"; her name in this was Janine Donlevy.In December 2014, Akram appeared as a panellist in Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In October 2015, she appeared as a panellist in BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz.
As of January 2016, Akram resided in London.
Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was 18 months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan, her mother Mona is from Drogheda and still lives in the town. She has a sister named Masooma.From the age of 14, she has collaborated with the Calipo Theatre and the Picture Company. Akram graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she studied acting.
Movies & TV shows
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Gold Digger tells the story of wealthy 60 year old Julia as she falls in love with Benjamin, a man 25 years her junior. As this six part series progresses the impact their unconventional relationship ...
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The action team is a comedy about a group of special agents who are charged with saving the world.
The Reluctant Landlord
Much to his annoyance Romesh is left running the local pub after his mischievous father left it to him in his will. He has never wanted to be a landlord, but his mum feels it is the only way to keep h...
Twin sisters Emma and Chantal couldn't be more unalike. When their parents leave them alone for the summer, their simmering sibling rivalry threatens to boil over and change their relationship and liv...
There She Goes
A young girl with a learning disability is making her way through her life.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.
A Date for Mad Mary
Mary McArdle returned to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she would rather forget. Everything and everyone has changed back at home. Mary is going to be the maid of honor for her b...
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Family. It can be the most important thing in the world. And it can also be a massive pain in the arse. Undercover is a high stakes action comedy about Chris, a lonely, over analysing neurotic traffic...
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Dylan has to get back in touch with every girl he has ever had sex with to let them know that he has an STD.
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The famous sleuth and his doctor partner solved crimes in London in the 21st century.
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