It was determination, though, that got her to drama school (ALRA – the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts – in Wandsworth, though she had three offers from different colleges), despite her parents having strong doubts. A part in Casualty led to an agent, then to small roles in Ackley Bridge and Doctor Who. And then her breakthrough, Shadow and Bone, a place where she not only met her “sisters”, co-stars Jessie Mei Lei and Sujaya Dasgupta – “Oh my goodness, you have no idea. We are so close.” – but where she also met her great love, Inej Ghafa, a role she is so excited to reprise in 2022 that you can almost feel the buzz of her excitement at the prospect. “You know, I was not expecting a part like this, on a platform like this, for another 10 years,” she says. But then that’s the luck of Amita Suman.
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Photographer Rob Rusling
Fashion Editor Sophia Neophitou
Text Kate Finnigan
Hair Massimo Di Stefano
Make-up Andrew Gallimore at Of Substance using Chanel
Talent Amita Suman, care of Joel Keating at United
Nail technician Robbie Tomkins at Premier
Photographer’s assistants Stef Ebelewicz and Adam Roberts
Fashion assistants Brittany Newman and Francesca Ciavarella
Retouching Studio Rusling
Digital operator Matt Aland
Production Fabio Mayor at Mayor Productions
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