NIMMI HARASGAMA

C.V. / RESUME


HIGHLIGHTS:
Nominated for 2021 National Television Awards (UK) in the “Drama Performance”

category for her role as Nurse MariinThe Good Karma Hospital (ITV)

WHO Ambassador in Sri Lanka to educate the public about safety precautions during COVID-19


TELEVISION
THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL - Nurse Mari (Series Regular), Directors: Philip John, Bill Eagles, Jon Wright, Alex Winckler, Lisa Clarke; ITV/Tiger Aspect Productions (4 series: 2016 - 2022)
REQUIEM - DI Alice Brenton (Supporting) Director: Mahalia Belo, BBC/Netflix (2018)
DOCTORS - Starring, Director: Adrian Bean, BBC Television
DOCTORS - Starring, Director: Piotr Skzopia, BBC Television
DOCTORS - Starring, Director: Christina Ebahon, BBC Television
PUT A CHAT WITH AUNTIE NETTA - Lead: Talk Show Host, Director: Heshani S. Eddleston/ETV

FILM
FUNNY BOY - Director: Deepa Mehta, ARRAY Releasing/Netflix (2020)
HELLO DARLIN’ - Aanya, Director: Gary Delaney, Sutopia Films (2019)
I TOO HAVE A NAME - Lead, Director: Suba Sivakumaran/Palmyrah Pictures
SHAFTED - Lead, Director: Ros Gihan Williams/Infactuation 
FLOWERS IN THE SKY - Lead, Director: Prasanna Vithanage
AUGUST SUN - Lead, Director: Prasanna Vithanage
MOTHER TERESA - Co-Star, Director: Fabrizio Da Costa/FOX 20th Century
SILENT HONOUR - Supporting Lead, Director: Nita Fernando/Sir Lanka Film Corporation
IN THE NAME OF GOD'S POOR - Supporting, Director: Kevin Connor/Hallmark
KILLING JAZMINE - Supporting, Director: Najdat Anzou/Line Fare Ltd

THEATRE:
THE SNOW QUEEN, Snow Queen, Unicorn Theatre, London
AUNTIE NETTA'S HOLIDAY FOR ASYLUM, Auntie Netta, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
AUNTIE NETTA'S HOLIDAY FOR ASYLUM, Auntie Netta, Battersea Arts Centre, London
GANDHI AND COCONUTS, The Goddess Kali, Arcola Theatre, London
HANDFUL OF HENNA, Aunty Munah, 6 Month tour of the UK
TROLLEY TALK, Co-lead & Co-writer, Camden Arts Theatre, London

WRITING:
FILM
THE ARRANGEMENTS OF LOVE: Co-writer with director Philip John for Guru Productions - In pre-production.

TV
BROWN GIRL PANIC: TV series, recently been optioned by Blue Bear Productions.

THEATER
TROLLEY TALK: Co-lead & Co-writer, Camden Arts Theatre, London
AUNTIE NETTA'S HOLIDAY FOR ASYLUM: Auntie Netta, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
AUNTIE NETTA'S HOLIDAY FOR ASYLUM: Auntie Netta, Battersea Arts Centre, London
MY HOMEMADE KITE, Tristan Bates Theatre

Animation
CHAYA’S TALES: animated TV series, co-creator, and co-writer for Blue Bear Productions.

Online 
Created, write, and perform for characters Brûlée and Auntie Netta.


AWARDS:
Nominated for Best “Drama Performance” for the 2021 National Television Awards (UK) for role as Nurse Mari in The Good Karma Hospital (ITV)
Best Actress Award: Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain 
Presidential Award for Best Actress: Sri Lanka
Saraswi Special Jury Award for Best Actress: Sri Lanka
Saraswi Film Award for Best Actress: Sri Lanka

TRAINING:
B.A. (HONS) Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
New York Film Academy – Acting in Film
The Groundlings Theater & School: Passed “Basic” class of Core Track. Currently studying “Intermediate”

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Host, Improvisation, Comedian, Voiceover, Teleprompter, Zumba, Cycling, Swimming, Audio Prompter, Licensed Driver.

ACCENTS
British (Standard & Regional), American (US), Indian, Middle Eastern, Sri Lankan, Australian, German, Irish, Scottish

LANGUAGES:
English (native speaker), Sinhala, Tamil, conversational French & German