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Carmen MunroeBorn: Saturday 12th November 1932 (age: 89)
Since the early 1950s she has been a resident of the UK. She made her West End stage debut in 1962 and has since played an instrumental role in the development of black British theatre and representation on small screen. She has had high-profile roles on television in The Fosters (1976�77), Mixed Blessings (1978�80), both on ITV, and on stage in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind and James Baldwin's The Amen Corner.
In 2005/06 she acted in a series of three African American plays at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn. The plays were Walk Hard written by Abram Hill and directed by Nicholas Kent, followed by Gem of the Ocean, written by August Wilsonand directed by Paulette Randall, where Munroe acted in the role of Aunt Esther Tyler, and finally Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Most recently, she acted in Allister Bain's play Catalysta, directed by Robert Icke, receiving rave reviews for her performance as Eartha.