Agyeman presides over 'Doctor Who' concert

Agyeman presides over 'Doctor Who' concert

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- British actress Freema Agyeman has served as host of a "Doctor Who"-themed concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Fans worried about fate of 'Who' companion

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- Fans of the British science-fiction series "Doctor Who" are bracing for the death of a beloved main character in the upcoming season finale.

Tennant may leave 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Doctor Who" star David Tennant could become the next prominent actor to bid the BBC's sci-fi series farewell.

Past characters set for 'Doctor' checkup

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Some former "Doctor Who" characters, along with at least one British literary figure, will appear in a new series of the popular British TV show.

New 'Dr. Who' series gets good ratings

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- The new "Dr. Who" series on BBC One in Britain has proved to be a success after 8.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the first episode.

Dr. Who, new assistant have chemistry

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The on-screen chemistry heats up between Dr. Who and his new assistant in the new season of the BBC series, airing next year.

'Pops'' Yates to join 'Doctor Who' cast

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Reggie Yates from British TV's "Top of the Pops" has signed on to the cast of the sci-fi show "Doctor Who" as the brother of the legendary hero's assistant. The Daily Mail on Sunday said that the 23-year-old actor will take on the role in the series' next

'Dr. Who' adds another to the cast

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Actress Freema Agyeman is replacing Billie Piper as Dr. Who's assistant on the hit BBC show, it was reported Wednesday.
Freema Agyeman
Actress Freema Agyeman arrives on the red carpet for the closing ceremonies at the 47th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Freema Agyeman (born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is a British actress of Ghanaian and Iranian descent who is best known for playing Martha Jones, former companion of the Tenth Doctor in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series Torchwood. She currently holds a lead regular role as court prosecutor Alesha Phillips in ITV's Law & Order: UK.

When Agyeman began her professional acting career, she chose to use a different spelling of her birth name, Frema, as her professional name, to avoid pronunciation problems.

Before securing the part of Martha Jones, Agyeman's most famous television role was playing the character of Lola Wise in the revived series of ITV soap opera Crossroads. She also had small guest roles in other TV series such as Casualty, Mile High and The Bill. In 2005, she played the character Mary Ogden in an episode of Silent Witness. She starred as the character Nana in the independent film Rulers and Dealers, written and directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson.

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