Gbemisola
Ikumelo

Actor and writer 

Gbemisola has a diverse storytelling background from acting to writing and directing. This year she received two BAFTA nominations; for Best Female Performance in a Comedy, for her work on hit BBC sketch show FAMALAM, for which she is also a writer and received a second nomination for Best Short Form Programme for BRAIN IN GEAR; that she wrote, co-directed and starred in.

As an actress, Gbemisola stars in BIFA award winning film THE LAST TREE, directed by Shola Amoo. The feature premiered at Sundance Film Festival and had a UK Theatrical release. For the stage, her play THE DEN received an Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre award and was supported by the Barbican. Most recently she has been cast in the Sony Studios TV adaptation of Penny Marshall's A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN.

CV

Television

Clance 
Director Jamie Babbit
Amazon
Steff Frost 
Director Michael Keillor
The Forge/ BBC
Huma 
Director Sophie Goodhart
Netflix
Miss Kanouti 
Director David Evans
BBC
Shanice 
Director Diane Morgan
BBC Studios for BBC
WPC Stewart 
Director James Strong
ITV
Kadean 
Director Chris Cottam
BBC 3
Caro 
Director Steve Finn
BBC
Hairdresser 
Director Martin Franks
TT Animation
Huma 
Director Ben Taylor
Eleven Films for Netflix

Writer & Performer & Associate Producer & Co-Director 

Gbemisola plays the personified voices in her head 

BBC Studios for BBC iPlayer, BBC2

Writer & Performer 

Various - Lead 
Director Tom Marshall
BBC

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 Don Warrington
Talawa Theatre
Company 
Director Rufus Norris
National Theatre
Yasmin 
Director Lawrence Evans
Theatre Centre
Shenzi 
Director Julie Taymor
National Tour
Badass 
Director Chris Monks
New Vic Theatre (Newcastle)
Joanne 
English Theatre of Frankfurt
Mrs Heatherington-Smythe 
Director Rosamunde Hutt
Unicorn Theatre

Writer & Director 

Writer Tom Wainwright
Belgrade Theatre/Sheffield Theatres/Ovalhouse
Barbican Centre

Seed Commission for Theatre Centre directed by Natalie Wilson

Cockpit Theatre
Stratford Circus
Unicorn Theatre

Film

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