Cush Jumbo was awarded the Ian Charleson Award 2012. In November 2013 she was presented with The Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for her one woman show Josephine and I which was performed at The Bush and then transferred to The Public in New York. In 2013 she was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Olivier Award for her portrayal of Marc Anthony in Phyllida Lloyd’s Julius Caesar at The Donmar Warehouse.
It sometimes takes a woman to show us what men are truly made of. Gripping... illuminating... Julius Caesar has a muscular strength and ferocity guaranteed to keep everyone is sustained fight-or-flight mode.
Cush Jumbo's radiant Mark Antony delivers "Friends, Romans" flat out on the ground, surrounded by a circle of guns. The speech turns from a piece of dazzling rhetoric into a desperate plea for the life of an individual and a state.