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Rakie Ayola


Rakie Ayola was born in 1968 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and producer, known for Dredd (2012), Sahara (2005) and Now Is Good (2012). She is married to Adam Smethurst. They have two children. See full bio »
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Known For

Dredd
Dredd Chief Judge
(2012)
Sahara
Sahara Mrs. Nwokolo
(2005)
Now Is Good
Now Is Good Phillippa
(2012)
The I Inside
The I Inside Nurse Clayton
(2004)

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 2018 Been So Long (post-production)
Martina
 2018 Flowers (TV Series)
Morag
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Morag
 2017 No Offence (TV Series)
Nora Attah
- Episode #2.7 (2017) ... Nora Attah
- Episode #2.6 (2017) ... Nora Attah
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... Nora Attah
- Episode #2.4 (2017) ... Nora Attah
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... Nora Attah
 2016 King Lear (Video)
Goneril
 2016 Vera (TV Series)
Amber Haleford
- Tuesday's Child (2016) ... Amber Haleford
 2015/I Gracie (Short)
Edwina
 2015 Mm-Hm (Short)
Lisa
 2015 Code of a Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Helena Adarkwa
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Helena Adarkwa
 2015 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Alice Winning
- The Ballad of Midsomer County (2015) ... Alice Winning
 2014 Under Milk Wood (TV Movie)
Voice (voice)
 2012 Now Is Good
Phillippa
 2012 Dredd
Chief Judge
 2012 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Annie Farmer
- Paradise Lost: Part 2 (2012) ... Annie Farmer
- Paradise Lost: Part 1 (2012) ... Annie Farmer
 2012 Stella (TV Series)
Hilary
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... Hilary
 2011 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Shelly
- The National Anthem (2011) ... Shelly
 2009 My Almost Famous Family (TV Series)
Shalondra / Shakira / Ella
- Christmas Time (2009) ... Shalondra
- Can't Get You Out of My Head (2009) ... Shalondra / Shakira / Ella
- Born to Be Wild (2009) ... Shalondra
- Take a Chance on Me (2009) ... Shalondra
- Bittersweet Symphony (2009) ... Shalondra
 2003-2008 Holby City (TV Series)
Kyla Tyson / Marianne Lawson
- Sweet Bitter Love (2008) ... Kyla Tyson
- About Last Night (2008) ... Kyla Tyson
- The Weaker Sex (2008) ... Kyla Tyson
- Cutting the Cord (2008) ... Kyla Tyson
- We Said Some Things (2008) ... Kyla Tyson
 2008 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Hostess
- Midnight (2008) ... Hostess
 2006 Children in Need (TV Series)
Kyla Tyson
- Episode #1.27 (2006) ... Kyla Tyson
 2006 Coming Up (TV Series)
Mojisola
- The Window (2006) ... Mojisola
 2005 Sahara
Mrs. Nwokolo
 2004 The I Inside
Nurse Clayton
 2004 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Yemi
- That Old Black Magic: Part 2 (2004) ... Yemi
- That Old Black Magic: Part 1 (2004) ... Yemi
 2003 Canterbury Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Nicky Constable
- The Man of Law's Tale (2003) ... Nicky Constable
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Cally
- Stalkers (2003) ... Cally
 2002 Green-Eyed Monster (TV Movie)
Leila
 2002 Being April (TV Series)
Taneshia
- Family (2002) ... Taneshia
- Jealousy (2002) ... Taneshia
- Growing Pains (2002) ... Taneshia
- Normal (2002) ... Taneshia
- Rules (2002) ... Taneshia
 2001 The Armando Iannucci Shows (TV Series)
- Imagination (2001)
- Neighbours (2001)
- Time Passing (2001) ... (uncredited)
 2001 Persephone's Playground (Short)
Mother
 2001 EastEnders (TV Series)
Ms. French
- Episode dated 2 August 2001 (2001) ... Ms. French (as Raki Ayola)
- Episode dated 31 July 2001 (2001) ... Ms. French (as Raki Ayola)
- Episode dated 30 July 2001 (2001) ... Ms. French (as Raki Ayola)
- Episode dated 26 July 2001 (2001) ... Ms. French (as Raki Ayola)
 2001 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Pauline
- A Simple Sacrifice: Part 2 (2001) ... Pauline
- A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001) ... Pauline
 2001 London's Burning (TV Series)
Nina
- Episode #13.1 (2001) ... Nina
 1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
Talking Drum
 1998-1999 Maisie Raine (TV Series)
D.C. Helen Tomlin
- To Sleep... (1999) ... D.C. Helen Tomlin
- The Witness (1999) ... D.C. Helen Tomlin
- Old Scores (1999) ... D.C. Helen Tomlin
- I.D. (1999) ... D.C. Helen Tomlin
- European Forty Five (1999) ... D.C. Helen Tomlin
 1999 Casualty (TV Series)
Karen Goddard
- Trapped (1999) ... Karen Goddard
 1997 Tiger Bay (TV Series)
Helen
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Helen
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Helen
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Helen
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Helen
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Pansy
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Pansy
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Pansy
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Pansy
 1994 Great Moments in Aviation
Gabriel Angel
 1993 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Bernie Roberts
- Leaving (1993) ... Bernie Roberts
- Stand by Me (1993) ... Bernie Roberts
- Staying Together (1993) ... Bernie Roberts
- Hard Knocks (1993) ... Bernie Roberts
- Hide and Seek (1993) ... Bernie Roberts
 1993 Nightshift (TV Series)
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Birmingham, England with Jeffery Kissoon, Richard McCabe, Ginny Holder, Daniel Isaacs, Tony Armatrading, and Geoffrey Freshwater in the cast. Bill Alexander was director.

Alternate Names:

Raki Ayola

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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