You might be still reeling from the reports of Lashana Lynch reportedly playing the first Black woman 007 in the Bond 25 film. But you might also be wondering more about her and her career. Here are all the details you need to know.
Lynch got started on UK television in 2007 with a role on crime drama series The Bill. She worked throughout the 2010s in the UK, including shows that are more popular to American audiences such as Death in Paradise, which coincidentally takes place in the Caribbean, just like Bond 25. She also featured in the 2016 Noel Clarke-led crime drama film Brotherhood, a film Clarke also wrote and directed.
Lynch’s big crossover role to American audiences was when she was cast in Shonda Rhimes-produced adaptation of Melinda Taub’s popular book Still Star-Crossed as Rosaline Capulet, a relative of the ill-fated Juliet Capulet. The series debuted in 2017 on ABC and sadly only lasted one season. However, the season was monumental in its multicultural casting and re-envisioning of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Lynch also stars in the British crime series Bulletproof, also starring Clarke (who also co-created the series) as well as Ashley Walters, Christina Chong and Mandeep Dhillon. U.S. audiences can see the series’ first season when it airs on The CW this summer.
This led up to Lynch’s biggest role yet, Maria Rambeau in Marvel’s Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson. She also booked the pivotal role of Agent 355 in FX’s Y, based on the comic book series Y: The Last Man. She’ll star with Diane Lane and Imogen Poots.
Even though we have reports of what Lynch’s role will be in the upcoming Bond film, we still don’t know that much about her character or how she’ll figure into the overall story, except that her name is Nomi. Regardless, it’s great to learn more about Lynch, who has shown she has the star quality to light up Hollywood with her talent.
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