Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan
Gemma Chan

Life and Career

Gemma Chan is an English actress and former model. She was born on November 29, 1982 in London, England. She is known for playing Mia Bennett in the Doctor Who series with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan, Soo Lin in Sherlock, the modern adaptation for BBC One starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman; and Charlotte in the fourth season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She is also known for Exam (2009), Shadow Code: Jack Ryan (2014) and Submarino (2010).

She studied law at Worcester College, Oxford University before training as an actress. She graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2008.

Gemma Chan actress and model
Gemma Chan actress and model

She was one of the three models to reach the end of the first season of Project Runway Sky One, the British version of Project Runway Miramax.

She worked as a model to finance her training school theater, appearing in campaigns for Nokia and Selfridges & Co and numerous magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times Style.

She is classically trained in the violin and piano, achieved the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in violin while still in school.

In October 2012 she witnessed a murder of a homeless gentleman outside the station Putney Bridge underground in west London. She stayed with the gentleman, while doctors and the police were called. In September 2013 statement was given in the trial against the defendant.

She appeared on stage at the British premiere of Bertolt Brecht’s last play “Turandot” – Hampstead Theatre, London [October 2008]

 

 

She played as special guest star in autumn 2009 BBC Doctor Who (2005), with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan. [February 2009]

Gemma Chan in Doctor Who as Mia Bennett 2009
Gemma Chan in Doctor Who as Mia Bennett 2009

She played as a regular in the fourth season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007) with Billie Piper. [August 2010]

We will meet her in upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on 18th of November, 2016.