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Nicole Abraham is inspiring budding actors from the British Asian community

Nicole Abraham will appear in BBC One’s hospital drama Casualty…. reports Rajitha Saleem

Nicole Abraham is inspiring budding actors from the British Asian community
Nicole Abraham is inspiring budding actors from the British Asian community

It is a dream come true for Nicole Abraham—to land a role in BBC one’s drama Doctor’s last March. This lucky moment was substantiated when she was again chosen to play a part in the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, Casualty, which is aired on BBC One. The episode will attract about five million viewers.

Nicole Abraham is the daughter of Philip Abraham, an Indian-origin journalist from Kerala. Philip Abraham is better known to Keralites as the editor of Kerala Link, and councillor of Loughton Town Council.

Nicole Abraham - Rising Star
Nicole Abraham – Rising Star

As a young girl, Nicole was interested in musical theatre and used to perform with a troupe called West End Kids, performing at high profile events in and around London. After she left school, she focused more on acting and has been active in both theatre and television for the past three and half years.

Nicole got her first major break in theatre with the production `Pigeons’ in 2013, which explored the reality of growing up in a multicultural society, at the Oval theatre in South London. In Pigeons, she played the character of a troubled 15 year old girl.

“Even when I was doing my degree in Literature and Writing, acting remained my passion and I used to go to acting classes on the weekends,” said a very enthusiastic Nicole. It was this passion which landed her the role of a cocaine addict in Muswell Hill, another theatre production at a very new neighbourhood theatre at Finsbury, the Park Theatre in 2015.

Nicole landed the role of a young pregnant girl in Doctors, the famous soap opera aired in BBC One, which she hopes to be a turning point in her career. It is this expectation which has got the encouragement in the role of a runaway teenager in Casualty which will be aired coming March.

As is the case with all aspiring artists, Nicole also hopes to be in films and has been auditioning for roles with the help of a professional agent. Although she has not explored the prospects of local Asian cultural productions, she hopes to do so in the future along with the new roles in theatre that will come her way.

Nicole Abraham in BBC One's Doctors
Nicole Abraham in BBC One’s Doctors