Karla Crome
Karla Patsy Crome

(1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 33)
London, England
OccupationActress, screenwriter, playwright
Years active2009–present

Karla Patsy Crome (born 22 June 1988, London) is a British actress and writer, best known for her work on Sky Atlantic's Hit & Miss, playing series regular Jess on E4's Misfits, and appearances in a number of other television series and films, mainly in the United Kingdom, including the award-winning Murder. In 2012, Screen International named Crome as one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow".[1]

Early life

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (hons) acting course from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham, London.[2]


Crome played the lead, Coleen, in Birger Larsen's BAFTA Award-winning (2013) production of Murder for BBC2. Alison Graham said in The Radio Times: "...it stayed with me for days, dammit. Every brittle little shard of it, thanks largely to one of the most astounding, affecting acting performances I have ever seen, from rising star Karla Crome as Coleen..."[3]

On 22 May 2012, it was announced that Crome would appear in the fourth series of E4 drama Misfits in the regular role of Jess.[4][5]

Crome appears in ITV five-part series Lightfields as Clare.[6] Again, she has received excellent reviews for her performance with Matt D. saying: "...the standout was definitely Karla Crome, who has shone in everything from Murder to Misfits, here playing the emotionally damaged Claire..."[7]

She has also joined the cast of BBC series Prisoners' Wives for the show's second series, playing the role of Aisling.[8]

In February 2014, it was revealed that Crome would be joining the cast of CBS' Under the Dome as a series regular for the show's second season.[9]

Crome is also a writer. She wrote episode five of Hooten & the Lady for Red Planet Pictures and Sky One. She would also write episodes of Safe, The Stranger and prison drama Screw.


She has also appeared on stage in Manchester Royal Exchange's production of Powder Monkey,[10] as well as The Royal Court and the National Theatre. In 2016, Crome played Alice in Linda at the Royal Court Theatre, and Constanze in Amadeus at the National Theatre. In 2018, Crome played Amina in Dance Nation at the Almeida Theatre.

Her play, If Chloe Can, was presented by the National Youth Theatre.[11] Another play Crome authored, Mush & Me, premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[12][13] It later transferred to Holden Street Theatres, Adelaide.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Dog Endz Hannah TV movie
2012 Gambit Vron
2018 Vita and Virginia Dorothy Wellesley Feature
2019 Hayley Alien Hayley Short
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Casualty Chloe Parker Episode: "Clean Slate"
2011 Doctors Mo'nique Episode: "Saints and Sinners"
Hit & Miss Riley 6 episodes
2012 Monroe Donna Holmes 3 episodes
Murder Coleen Episode: "Joint Enterprise"
2012–13 Misfits Jess Main role (seasons 4–5)
2013 Lightfields Clare Mullen 5 episodes
Prisoners' Wives Aisling Season 2 (main role, 4 episodes)
2014 Under the Dome Rebecca Pine Main role (season 2), 13 episodes
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Layla, Hawkwind Season 1 (5 episodes)
2016 The Level Nancy Devlin ITV drama series
Hooten & the Lady Writer Episode: "Ethiopia"
2018 Thunderbirds Are Go Sophie Episode: "Path of Destruction"
Safe Writer Episode: 1.6
2019 Carnival Row Tourmaline Main role[14]
The Victim Rebecca Myers 4 episodes
2020 The Stranger Writer Episode: 1.3
2022 Screw Writer Episode: 1.4


  1. ^ "UK Stars of Tomorrow" (PDF). Screendaily.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ "BA (Hons) Acting Programme | Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts". Italiaconti-acting.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. ^ Graham, Alison (26 August 2012). "Alison Graham: "Murder is so good I want everyone to watch it"". Radio Times. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  4. ^ Jeffrey, Morgan (22 May 2012). "'Misfits': New cast for series four revealed?". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ Goodacre, Kate (7 July 2012). "Karla Crome: 'My Misfits character is a tough cookie'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Press Centre". ITV. ITV. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Lightfields review: Dakota Blue Richards & Karla Crome shine in this new spooky Marchlands drama | Unreality TV". Primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk. 27 February 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  8. ^ https://www.whatsontv.co.uk/news/karla-crome-i-didnt-want-to-go-in-to-prison-221235/
  9. ^ "Misfits star Karla Crome, CSI: NY's Eddie Cahill join Under the Dome". Digital Spy. 5 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Powder Monkey". Royalexchange.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  11. ^ "If Chloe Can". Ideastap.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Mush and Me". The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Mush and Me: The Team". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (22 September 2017). "'Carnival Row': David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma & Tamzin Merchant Join Amazon's Fantasy Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2017.