Adelayo Adedayo

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Adelayo Adedayo
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 35)
EducationBrunel University (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Adelayo Adedayo (/ˌædəˈl ˌædəˈd/;[1] born 18 December 1988) is a British actress. She is known for her roles in the TV series Some Girls (2012–2014), Timewasters (2017–2019), and The Responder (2022–).

Early life and education[edit]

Adelayo Adedayo was born in London[2] on 18 December 1988.[3] She is of Nigerian descent, and grew up in Dagenham.[4]

She trained part-time at Identity School of Acting while studying law at Brunel University.[5]

Career[edit]

Adedayo made her feature film debut in Sket (2011).[6][7][8]

On television, she became known for her roles in the BBC Three sitcom Some Girls (2012–2014)[9][10][11] and the ITV2 series Timewasters (2017–2019).[12][13]

She plays a rookie police officer, co-starring with Martin Freeman, in the BBC One series The Responder, with the first series airing in 2022.[14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2023 Adedayo was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for her performance in The Responder.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Character Notes Ref(s)
2011 Sket Kerry [6][7][8]
2013 Gone Too Far! Paris [9][15][better source needed]
2017 Unlocked Noma [16]

Television[edit]

Year Programme Character Notes Ref(s)
2007 The Bill Estelle Makobi 1 episode [citation needed]
2010 Skins Andrea 1 episode [citation needed]
2011 M.I. High Agent Suki 1 episode [citation needed]
2012–2014 Some Girls Viva Bennett Main role; 18 episodes [9][10][11][17]
2014 Law & Order: UK Kayla Series 8 [citation needed]
2017–2019 Timewasters Lauren Main role [12][13]
2018 Origin Agnes "Lee" Lebachi Recurring role [18][19][20]
2019 The Capture Alma Dahmani Recurring role [21][22]
2022 The Responder Rachel Hargreaves Recurring role [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cuttin' It | Interview with cast, Adelayo Adedayo & Tsion Habte". Young Vic. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 21 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Adelayo Adedayo On The Responder, Some Girls And The Traitors Legend Who Left Her Starstruck". Grazia. Retrieved 20 June 2024.
  3. ^ Bombay Times (2022). "Adelayo Adedayo". Mumbai. Archived from the original on 26 August 2022. Retrieved 26 August 2022.
  4. ^ "TBB Talks To… BBC's the Responder Star Adelayo Adedayo | the British Blacklist". 18 January 2022.
  5. ^ Katie Rosseinsky, Stop, police! Meet our new cop drama crush. Evening Standard, London, 14 January 2022, page 15.
  6. ^ a b Smith, Anna (26 October 2011). "Sket Review". Empire. Archived from the original on 3 July 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  7. ^ a b Gant, Charles (2 November 2011). "Sket review". Variety. Archived from the original on 22 September 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  8. ^ a b Aldridge, Dave. "Sket – review". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 3 July 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Adelayo Adedayo: I love playing a loudmouthed teenager in Some Girls". Metro. 15 November 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  10. ^ a b Tate, Gabriel (23 September 2013). "Some Girls Review". Time Out London. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Some Girls cast say they are 'just as funny as boys'". BBC News. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  12. ^ a b Khaleeli, Homa (23 September 2017). "Back to black: how ITV2's Timewasters is subverting the time-travel genre". the Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 August 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Timewasters returns to ITV2 this March". ITV Press Centre. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  14. ^ Mitchell, Tamika (18 January 2022). "TBB talks to … BBC's The Responder star Adelayo Adedayo". The British Blacklist. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  15. ^ "'Gone Too Far': Film Review". hollywoodreporter.com. 4 January 2015. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  16. ^ Bowen, Chuck (28 August 2017). "Review: Unlocked". Slant Magazine. Archived from the original on 13 January 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Some Girls - Episode 6". BBC. Archived from the original on 16 September 2022. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  18. ^ Bahr, Robyn (14 November 2018). "'Origin': TV Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  19. ^ Fullerton, Huw (14 November 2018). "Origin review: YouTube's new sci-fi drama is Passengers meets The Thing". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 3 July 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  20. ^ White, Peter (4 October 2018). "'Origin': YouTube Launches Trailer For Tom Felton & Natalia Tena Intergalactic Space Thriller". Deadline. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  21. ^ McKay, Alistair (24 September 2019). "Fake news and faceless powers pull the strings in The Capture". www.standard.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 July 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  22. ^ White, Peter (17 June 2019). "BBC Unveils First-Look At British Spy Thriller 'The Capture' Starring Holliday Grainger & Callum Turner". Deadline. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  23. ^ "The Responder: Meet the full cast of Martin Freeman's BBC drama". 24 January 2022. Archived from the original on 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

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