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His Dark Materials' Nina Sosanya and Amir Wilson: 'We all just clicked'

  The two actors on shared interests, diversity in TV, and the pressure of living up to the books Whether it is for her breakout role as the straight-talking Jenny in the cult noughties show Teachers or as Lucy Freeman, the frustrated BBC head of inclusivity in W1A, Nina Sosanya often ends up the fan favourite in whatever she appears in. Her recent turn as Kate MacKenzie in Last Tango in Halifax (as partner to Sarah Lancashire’s Caroline) generated an explosion of YouTube appreciation videos: fans would cut together clips of the duo’s loving looks and heartfelt embraces and add their favourite romantic music. On stage she’s earned plenty of admiration too. The child of a Nigerian father and English mother, Sosanya carved out her name appearing in theatre classics – Shakespeare, Chekhov – often as the only person of colour in the production. “With such an array of talented actors, it is invidious task to pick out any particular performances for mention, but Nina Sosanya, playing Rosalind, .. Full story on 

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