Priyanga Burford

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Priyanga Burford is a British actress, narrator and writer. Her acting credits include roles in A Long Way Down, A Rather English Marriage, The Thick of It, Silent Witness and Casualty. In 2015 she starred in the Channel 4 mockumentary UKIP: The First 100 Days in which she played the fictional Deepa Kaur, the first Asian woman to be elected as a UK Independence Party Member of Parliament.[1] In 2017 she appeared in the premiere production of Consent at the Royal National Theatre, London.[2]

In 2017 she starred in King Charles III, as Mrs Stevens, (Leader of the Opposition) in a 2017 future history television film adapted by Mike Bartlett from his play of the same name. In it, she convinces the King to not grant Royal Assent to law regarding the Freedom of the press, which in turn causes a constitutional crisis. In 2021, she starred in series 2 of the ITV crime drama Innocent.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Zoe (16 February 2015). "Priyanga Burford on Ukip: The First 100 Days". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Consent". National Theatre. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "ITV announce a second series of hit series, Innocent". ITalkTelly. 21 September 2020.

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