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Cush Jumbo OBE (born 23 September 1985) is a British actress and writer. She is best known for her starring role as attorney Lucca Quinn in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2009–2016) and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight (2017–2022).

Jumbo also starred as DC Bethany Whelan in the ITV crime drama series Vera (2012, 2015–2016) and as Lois Habiba in the third series of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood in 2009. She has appeared in numerous theatre productions. She won the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It (2011) and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her role as Mark Antony in an all-female cast of Julius Caesar (2012). She also wrote and starred in the one-woman show Josephine and I, about Josephine Baker (2013).

Jumbo received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar in 2013, and also wrote and performed in the play Josephine and I. She was awarded an Evening Standard Theatre Award for her one-woman show, and reprised her performance Off-Broadway in 2015. Jumbo made her Broadway debut in Jez Butterworth's The River in 2014, and received her second Olivier nomination upon her 2021 return to the London stage as Hamlet.

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Cush Jumbo STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Young Vic Production, 2020
Hamlet

[Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2016 Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2016
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Performer

Writing


Cush Jumbo Awards and Nominations

Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award

Cush Jumbo, Josephine and I

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Cush Jumbo, Josephine and I

Olivier Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Cush JumboJosephine And I at the Bush Theatre


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Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Emerging Talent Award

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Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Cush JumboJulius Caesar

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Review: BEAR SNORES ON, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Bear Snores On is a musical adaption of the children’s book by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, in which a group of animals are hiding from a winter storm in a sleeping bear’s den. The show, written and directed by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari with music and lyrics by Harry Blake, takes audiences on a journey through Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Photos: Get a First Look at BEAR SNORES ON At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Get a first look at photos of Bear Snores On Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Acorn TV's FAN-FAVORITE HARRY WILD Returns in May

Season three of Harry Wild, the popular Irish mystery series starring and executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Live and Let Die), will debut in May. Don't miss out on the thrilling adventures of this beloved character.

Open Door Reveals Elevate Participants For 2023/24

Open Door have unveiled the latest graduating actors selected to be part of Open Door Elevate, an initiative now in its fourth year, designed to help emerging talent from lower-income backgrounds as they enter the professional industry.

Cast Set For BEAR SNORES ON at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere stage adaptation of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman’s Bear Snores On, with book by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari, and music & lyrics by Harry Blake.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and TWELFTH NIGHT Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Summer Season

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2024 summer season, opening with Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (3 May – 8 June 2024). Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities is directed by Owen Horsley set against the heat of the Mediterranean sun.

Joseph Marcell Will Lead the UK Tour of A SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL This Spring

Stage, film and TV star Joseph Marcell will head the cast of Seán Aydon's new production of The School For Scandal, which begins a major UK tour this spring.

Cush Jumbo: Audience Behaviour Has “Got Weirder as Time Has Gone On”

Actor Cush Jumbo has said that audience behaviour generally has “got weirder as time has gone on”.

Photos: First Look at David Tennant and Cush Jumbo in MACBETH

All new photos have been released for Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse, starring David Tennant (Macbeth) and Cush Jumbo (Lady Macbeth). Check out the photos here!

Review: MACBETH, Donmar Warehouse

It would be interesting to see the show free from all the fancy listening gear so we can bask in the thrill of seeing Tennant and Jumbo grapple with their actions without a middleman. After all, isn’t part of the beauty of theatre that the audience isn’t separated from the story by a screen of any kind? The run is sold out (as it should be!) and they’re probably already in talks for a transfer (as they should!), but one wonders if this is actually what the future of drama is: a Shakespearean ASMR experience that will be dubbed as immersive. Fair is foul, and foul is fair.

Felicity Huffman Will Make Her UK Stage Debut in the Revival of HIR at the Park Theatre

​​​​​​​Multi award-winning actress Felicity Huffman, renowned for her roles in the 2005 film Transamerica and international hit television series Desperate Housewives, makes her UK stage debut in the revival of Hir, an explosive comedy by Taylor Mac opening at Park Theatre in 2024.

STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW Leads Our Top Ten Shows for December

The West End says farewell to 2023 in style with some incredible theatre. We visit the world before it went upside down, go inside the government during the pandemic and get a London transfer of a time-travelling comedy.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ELF THE MUSICAL

Last night, ELF: The Musical celebrated the official opening of the show at the Dominion Theatre. Guests in attendance included Matt Lucas, Heidi Range, Samantha Spiro, Diana Vickers, Bradley McIntosh and more.  Check out photos from the red carpet here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Donmar Warehouse's MACBETH, Starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Macbeth with David Tennant and Cush Jumbo at the Donmar Warehouse. Check out the photos here!

World Premiere of BEAR SNORES ON to Open at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will host the world premiere stage adaptation of Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman’s Bear Snores On, with book by Cush Jumbo and Katy Sechiari, and music & lyrics by Harry Blake.  

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For MACBETH at Donmar Warehouse, Starring David Tennant

With the critically acclaimed production of Clyde's currently running at the Donmar, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for Macbeth.

Photos: Celebrities Gather for West End Opening Night of DEAR ENGLAND

First look photos from the National Theatre's Dear England opening night at the Prince Edward Theatre and post-show party at The Londoner.

CRIMINAL RECORD to Premiere on Apple TV+ In January Starring Cush Jumbo & Peter Capaldi

Apple TV+ will premiere “Criminal Record,” its eight-episode crime thriller starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”), and Laurence Olivier Award and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “The Beast Must Die”) as detectives in a tug of war over a high-profile murder case.

RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK Sets Guest Judges For Season 5

Each week, the queens face challenges that test their drag skills to the max. Although the crucial decision lies with Mama Ru and her loyal Drag Race UK besties and judging panel - Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton - a host of celebrity Drag Race super fans will also be joining in on the fun to help deliberate the fate of the queens.

VOGUE WORLD Launches London Fund for the Performing Arts

Vogue will donate 100% of net proceeds from ticket sales to Vogue World: London to arts and cultural organisations in London. Vogue World: London will be held on 14 September at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Cush Jumbo FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Cush Jumbo been in?

Cush Jumbo has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Cush Jumbo been in?

Cush Jumbo has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Cush Jumbo's first West End show?

Cush Jumbo's first West End show was Hamlet which opened in 2020

What awards has Cush Jumbo been nominated for?

Cush Jumbo has been nominated for several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Josephine and I," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Josephine and I," Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre at the Olivier Awards for "Josephine And I" at the Bush Theatre, the Emerging Talent Award at the Evening Standard Awards, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for "Julius Caesar."

What awards has Cush Jumbo won?

Cush Jumbo has won the Emerging Talent Award at the Evening Standard Awards.

How many shows has Cush Jumbo written?

Cush Jumbo has written 1 shows including Josephine and I (Writer).

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