An award winning writer/director,  Afia is  currently  directing the pilot episode of new TV drama series  A Place Of  Safety.  Named writer/director to watch on the BBC New Talent Hotlist,  Afia was selected for Directors UK High End TV Scheme in 2017 and mentored by Carnival films on their Sky/NBC period drama Jamestown S2 where Afia directed 2ND Unit.  Afia has directed  BBC primetime  continuing  drama Eastenders and  will  be directing  BBC  medical  drama  Casualty  in  2019.

An  MA  graduate  of  The  London  Film  School,  Afia  has  directed  several  short  films  that  have  screened at national  and  international  film  festivals,  including  Shadow Man  supported  by  Film  London.  Prior to  film school,  Afia  directed  theatre, and  received the  inaugural  Jerwood / Young Vic Theatre  Director's  Award.  Afia  is  currently  selected  for  the  WFTV 2019  mentoring  scheme.  Passionate  about  stories  with  an  African flavour,  exploring the  power  of  laughter  and  what  it  means  to  be human,  Afia is  developing  several f eature projects  for  film  and  television. 

Afia is represented by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent 

 Contact:  0207 636 6565   Email:ikenna@independenttalent.com







Clare trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, leaving in 1985 to work in T.I.E at the Watford Palace Theatre where she gained her equity card (a necessity at the time). In the last twenty-eight years Clare has been in productions at the RNT, The Young Vic and Royal Court Theatres to name a few. Clare is currently at The Almeida Theatre in Little Revolution and opens in October at the Tricycle Theatre in The House That Will Not stand. In 2015 Clare will be touring the UK with the National Theatre in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

Clare Played the role of solicitor in the seminal theatre piece Ragamuffin, touring to sold-out theatres nation wide for two years and culminating in a live radio broadcast at the BBC's Regent Street Studio. Clare played the role of Mel in the BBC World Service radio soap opera West Way for seven years. Clare has been in many radio plays the latest being Carnival and Miss You Still on BBC Radio 4.

In her film career Clare has collaborated with Ken Loach, Saul Dibb and Mike Leigh. Clare was part of the award winning cast of Pig Heart Boy, which won the Best Children's drama BAFTA. In television Clare played the role of Denise Boulter in Family Affairs (Channel 5) and the role of Ava Hartman in Eastenders  (BBC).

Agent: Stevenson Withers Associates                 0207 720 3355


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