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Who is Rowena King? Bodyguard star who has also appeared in Death in Paradise, Criminal Minds and Darklands

The Londoner has starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and landed a role in explosive new drama Bodyguard

ROWENA King has worked alongside the best Hollywood has to offer and now she is starring in new series Bodyguard.

Here's everything you need to know about the actress and when we can see it on TV...

 Rowena attended the London Drama School where she later transitioned to ensemble work with the Royal Shakespeare Company
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Rowena attended the London Drama School where she later transitioned to ensemble work with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Who is Rowena King?

Rowena, born Roweena Josephine King, is a  stage, film and television actress from London.

The daughter of a mechanic, Rowena spent her childhood with her parents in Hertfordshire before attending formal dramatic studies at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and at the London Drama School, from where she transitioned to ensemble work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Rowena first appeared in the 1991 drama 'London Kills Me' before having several recurring roles in many UK television series such as 'Framed', and 'To Play the King'.

 The Londoner starred in the 2007 film 'The Bucket List' alongside Hollywood stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman
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The Londoner starred in the 2007 film 'The Bucket List' alongside Hollywood stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman

What roles would she be known for?

Rowena starred as Amelie in the 1993 movie-adaption of 'Wide Sargasso Sea' before earning guest roles in hit shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' and 'Death in Paradise'.

One of her first major film roles was in the 2000 action thriller film 'Proof of Life' beside Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan.

In 2007, she was cast as Angelica in 'The Bucket List' alongside Hollywood icons Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

The actress has also made appearances in international shows, 'Criminal Minds' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' before returning to UK television this year in thriller Trauma.

What is Bodyguard about?

Bodyguard kicked off on Sunday, August 26.

It continues tonight (sunday, September 9) at 9pm on BBC One.

The political thriller will focus on a heroic war veteran (Richard Madden) assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).

The series will be available to watch via iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

 Rowena stars as Jon's wife Lisa Allerton, who is a successful psychiatrist
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Rowena stars as Jon's wife Lisa Allerton, who is a successful psychiatrist