Robyn Cara Portrayed A Girl Of Mixed Ethnicity In The BBC Comedy-Drama Series “Ackley Bridge”

Robyn considers her mother an influential figure.

British actress Robyn Cara was born to her parents on August 2, 1995, in Clapham, London, England.

Robyn considers her mother an influential figure who introduced her to the local theatre and drama school.

Her early exposure to local stage theater fostered her love for the stage, ultimately leading her to an acting career.

 
 
 
 
 
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Robyn Cara As Kayla Afzal In BBC Drama Series “Ackley Bridge

In Channel 4’s popular comedy-drama series ”Ackley Bridge,” Robyn Cara played the central character Kayla Afzal.

Adorable teenager Kayla is a mixed-race student who tries to navigate the complexities of her dual heritage of a white English mother (Jules Perry) and a traditional Pakistani father (Mo Afzal).

 
 
 
 
 
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Her role as Afzal was her first lead role in a series. Despite the character’s complex layers, Robyn portrayed her character with perfection.

Consequently, Kayla, with her endearing personality and relatable struggles, became a favorite among viewers and garnered recognition.

In her interview with Channel 4, she stated that she maintained a trouble-free record during her school years, like her character. She said,

I was quite into my sports at school, I was a sporty girl. I was quite like Kayla in terms of I didn’t really get in trouble.”

Robyn Cara

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Her career boasts a diverse range of roles in projects like “The Rising,” “Doctor Jekyll,” “Ackley Bridge,” and now “Bodkin.”
  • Her on-screen acting debut was in a 2018 episode of the BBC Three series Hounslow Diaries.
  • One of her school teachers suggested she read plays to overcome Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects reading and writing skills.

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