Tamla Kari (born Tamla Cummins) is an English actress from Coventry known for her role as Lucy in The Inbetweeners Movie. She trained at the Drama Centre London from 2008-2011 graduating in their 47th Group with a 1st in BA Acting. Tamla has had various roles in a number of plays. She also starred in the fourth series of the BBC Three supernatural drama, Being Human and the second series of Silk. Tamla currently stars in the new BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo, which premièred on 25 September 2012 as well as in The Musketeers in which she portrays Constance Bonacieux. In 2013, she was in the cast of the new ITV comedy "The Job Lot" in which she plays the role of Danielle.

Early Life Edit

Kari was born (27 July 1988) and brought up in Coventry. She attended Wyken Croft and Earlsdon Primary Schools and later went on to Alderman Callow (now renamed Westwood) School and Community College. She started dance lessons at the age of four in tap, modern dance and gymnastics. At a later stage she also took up ballet, musical theatre and street dance and continued this training up until the age of 20. Before gaining a place at Drama Centre London, she also attended a local drama group in Coventry called St Finbarr’s Youth Arts for a few years which specialised in performing Irish plays. This led to her being part of the community cast in The Belgrade Theatre’s production of The Wedding. Although Tamla enjoyed acting, dancing became her main priority. It wasn’t until she was doing her A-Levels, which included French, Biology and Drama & Theatre Studies, that she realised that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Two years after leaving school, she moved to London to begin her course at drama school. During the second term of her final year at Drama Centre, Tamla got the role of Lucy in The Inbetweeners Movie. Drama Centre released her from the course to film in Mallorca. After shooting finished, she returned to complete the final term and graduated with a 1st in BA (Hons.) in Acting.

Film and Televison Edit

2011 The Inbetweeners Movie Lucy Simon's (Joe Thomas) love interest.
2012 Being Human Pearl
2012 Silk Izzy Calvin
2012- Cuckoo Rachel Thompson
2013 The Job Lot Danielle
2014– The Musketeers Constance Bonacieux
2014 The Inbetweeners 2 Lucy

Theatre Roles Edit

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • Solo Showing
  • An experiment with an air pump
  • Tartuffe
  • Twelfth Night
  • Don Carlos
  • The Kitchen
  • Our Town
  • Philistines
  • Fathers and Sons

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