Gbemisola
Ikumelo

Actor and writer 

Gbemisola has a diverse storytelling background from acting to directing and uses this to inform her work as a writer. 

For television she is currently a performer and writer on the hit BBC comedy series Famalam which was nominated for an RTS Award for Best Scripted Comedy. She has recently released BBC comedy short Brain In Gear, in which she stars. She also stars in The Last Tree, directed by Shola Amoo. The feature premiered at Sundance Film Festival and will be released in UK Picturehouse cinemas this year. 

For the stage her most recent play The Den received an Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre award and was supported by the Barbican. 


CV

Television

Steff Frost 
Director Michael Keillor
The Forge/ BBC
Huma 
Director Ben Taylor
Netflix
Miss Kanouti 
Director David Evans
Shanice 
Director Diane Morgan
BBC Studios for BBC
WPC Stewart 
Director James Strong
Kadean 
Director Chris Cottam
Caro 
Director Steve Finn
Hairdresser 
Director Martin Franks
Huma 
Director Ben Taylor
Eleven Films for Netflix

Writer & Performer & Associate Producer & Co-Director 

Gbemi plays the personified voices in her head 

BBC Studios for BBC iPlayer, BBC2

Writer & Performer 

Various - Lead 
Director Tom Marshall

Theatre

Maria 
Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Young Vic
Liz Morden 
Director Fiona Buffini
Nottingham Playhouse
Nancy/ Mrs Corney 
Director Caroline Byrne
Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Fairy Blossom 
Director Daniel Buckroyd
Mercury Theatre Colchester
Chinasa 
Director Rosamunde Hutt
Arcola Theatre
Mickey 
Director Rebecca Gatward
The Royal Exchange Theatre
Crystal 
Director Gareth Machin
Salisbury Playhouse
Serena 
Director James Grieve
Birmingham Rep and Tricycle
Cover Shenzi 
Director Julie Taymour
Royal Lyceum Theatre
Various 
Director Dom Warrington
Company 
Director Rufus Norris
National Theatre
Yasmin 
Director Lawrence Evans
Shenzi 
Director Julie Taymor
National Tour
Badass 
Director Chris Monks
Joanne 
English Theatre of Frankfurt
Mrs Heatherington-Smythe 
Director Rosamunde Hutt
Unicorn Theatre

Writer 

Barbican Centre

Seed Commission for Theatre Centre

Cockpit Theatre
Stratford Circus
Unicorn Theatre

Film

Confort 
Director Corinna Faith
Yinka 
Director Shola Amoo
BIFA/ Podigal Films
Bohemian Singer 
Director Homi Adajania
Blind Eye Films