Vinette Robinson is a British actress, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
Date of birth
Her date of birth is not yet known.
Robinson was born to a Jamaican father and a British mother.
Robinson went to Primary and Secondary school in Bradford, then did drama in sixth form at Intake High School in Leeds, along with weekly courses at the Scala - School of Performing Arts theatre school which is also in Leeds. She spent three years at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, where she was awarded a Laurence Olivier bursary from the Society of London Theatre.
Her love life is not yet publicly known.
Not yet established.
She had a small role as the Jamaican girl in the 2004 film Vera Drake but created an entire character backstory with the director Mike Leigh.
Her first stage role was in the highly lauded National/Complicite production of Measure for Measure. Following this she was part of the Gunpowder season at the Royal Shakespeare Company where she played the tortured servant May in Rupert Goold's production of Speaking Like Magpies by Frank McGuinness.
In 2006 she played Eve in an acclaimed production of Paradise Lost. Her performance in Sugar Mummies that same year led New York to list her as one of "London's hottest young stage actors" in 2007.
Following the conclusion of Sugar Mummies, she appeared in a short feature for Time Out, in which she and five other actors were described as "innovative young theatrical talent".
In 2010, she starred as police sergeant Sally Donovan in the BBC series Sherlock, continuing her role in the second and third series that aired in January 2012 and December 2013/January 2014.
In 2011, Robinson appeared in Philip Ridley's Tender Napalm, for which she received a "Best Female at The Offie" award. She then went on to play Ophelia in The Young Vic's production of Hamlet, for which she received the Clarence Derwent Award. Her role as Ophelia led to her being included in the New York Times Magazine article "Titans of the Stage".
In 2016, she appeared in Hated in the Nation, an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.
In October 2018, Robinson appeared in Doctor Who as civil rights campaigner, Rosa Parks. It was her second appearance in Doctor Who, following her portrayal of the character Abi Lerner in the 2007 episode 42.
In 2019 Robinson made cinematic history, as one half of a Disney-produced LGBT kiss in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, also a first for the film franchise.
She starred as Carly in “Boiling Point,” a 2021 exhilarating workplace drama movie, written and directed by Philip Barantini.
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