Cush Jumbo

Cush Jumbo in Macbeth

Cush Jumbo stars as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London from 1 October until 14 December 2024, following an acclaimed run at the Donmar Warehouse.

Cush Jumbo is a well known stage and screen actress, best known for starring in US series The Good Fight.

Cush is the author of one person play Josephine and I, and has received an OBE for her contribution to Drama. Other awards include an Olivier nomination for Hamlet at The Young Vic Theatre.

Cush Jumbo’s stage credits include Hamlet in the lead role at The Young Vic; Common directed by Jeremy Herrin at the National Theatre; The Taming Of The Shrew directed by Phyllida Lloyd at Shakespeare In The Park New York; The River directed by Ian Rickson at Square Theatre Broadway; Julius Caesar directed by Phyllida Lloyd at The Donmar Warehouse and St. Ann’s Warehouse New York; Fred’s Diner directed by Tim Hoare at Chichester Festival Theatre; She Stoops to Conquer directed by Jamie Lloyd at The National Theatre; J’ai Deux Amours, written by Cush, at The Etcetera Theatre; Pygmalion, who which Cush was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award, directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange; A Doll’s House directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange; An Argument About Sex directed by Stuart Laing at the Traverse Theatre; Liquid Gold directed by Yvonne Dadoo at the Almeida Theatre; As You Like It directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange; Brixton Stories directed by Biyi Bandele at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; and Love Labours Lost directed by Dominic Dromgoole at Shakespeares Globe.

On TV, Cush’s credits include Criminal Record with Peter Capaldi (Apple TV); Balestra (New Regency); Stay Close (Netflix); The Beast Must Die with Jared Harris (Britbox); Deadwater Fell with David Tennant (Channel 4); The Good Fight (CBS); Trying (Apple TV); The Good Wife (CBS); Vera (ITV); Getting On (BBC); Lip Service (BBC); Casualty (BCC); Torchwood (BBC); Harley Street (ITV); and My Family (BBC).

On film, Cush Jumbo has appeared in The Postcard Killings directed by Danis Tanovic; City Of Tiny Lights directed by Pete Travis; Remainder directed by Omer Fast; and The Inbetweeners directed by Ben Palmer.

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