Jordan Kouamé Talks … ITV’s Medical Drama Malpractice

Malpractice is a cat-and-mouse thriller surrounding the medical investigation of a young woman’s death.

Dr Lucinda Edwards (Niamh Algar) is a smart, battle-hardened doctor, but we meet her on a nightmare shift that ends in the death of an opioid overdose victim. Grieving father Sir Anthony Owusu (Brian Bovell) demands an investigation into Lucinda’s actions on the fateful night.

In his first major TV role Jordan Kouamé, plays Dr George Adjei who has been tasked to lead the inquiry into Dr Edwards’ actions. We spoke to Kouamé to find out more …

Please introduce yourself …

Jordan Kouamé, British-Ivorian Actor. Dyslexic.

Describe your life right now in a word or one sentence …

Surreal.

Tell us about your latest project Malpractice

The show follows Dr Lucinda Edwards in A&E on a shift from hell. An opioid overdose patient dies in her care, she subsequently gets investigated by the Medical Investigation Unit and a dark conspiracy unravels the deeper we get in the show.

What’s your role in Malpractice?

I play Dr George Adjei, A former Oncologist now working at the MIU where he is one of the lead investigators in Dr Edwards’ tricky case.

How did your role in the series come about?

It was actually mad. I’d just seen Boiling Point and I was obsessed. Then the audition came through with Philip Barantini’s name on it. Long story short, I got the opportunity to read for him, I was a sweaty mess, I stumbled over the whole ting, left the audition feeling gutted and then I got the call saying that he wanted me to join the project. I was floored but eternally grateful.

Jordan Kouamé as Dr George Adjei & Helen Behan as Dr Norma Callahan – Malpractice: Image ITV

What’s your current plan B, outside of acting?

To run the official Little Simz Stan account on Twitter, if that doesn’t work then I’ll just go back to doing photography.

What’s made you Sad, Mad, Glad this week?

Saint Omer. I Stubbed my toe the other day, and Therapy.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU …

What are you watching right now?

I’m watching Succession. Well, me and the rest of the world.

What are you reading right now?

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Saw the film years ago and loved it.

What are you listening to right now?

Little Simz and J.I.D

The last thing you saw on stage?

Saw my friend Eloka Ivo absolutely smash it in a play at the Royal Court called Black Superhero.

What’s on your bucket list?

Buy Mum a house one day.

Celebrate someone else …

Grace Ofori-Attah. The incredible creator of Malpractice. The love and effort she put onto those pages is beyond praiseworthy.

Celebrate yourself …

I’m aiming to be able to do a backflip by the end of the year, I’ll keep you lot updated.

Whose footsteps are you following in?

I’m gonna have to give it to mum again. Try your best at whatever it is you do and be nice to people.

What’s Next?

I’m currently filming Scoop with Gillian Anderson and Billie Piper.

Where can we find you?

Don’t think anyone wants to know that.

Where can we watch Malpractice?

Malpractice is available to stream on ITVX. It’s a sick ensemble of actors with sick direction and a sick story.


All episodes of Malpractice are available to stream on ITVX.

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