After training at Redroofs Theatre School and with the National Youth Theatre, Henwick found her breakout role as the star of Jo Ho's Spirit Warriors, a live-action CBBC series about five London kids who get sucked into an ancient Chinese spirit world. As Bo, a Buffy-like heroine, Henwick became the first East Asian actress to play a lead in a Brit TV drama. "It broke barriers," she told Interview. "I turned down a lot of work [afterward]. I didn't want to ever feel defined by my ethnicity."
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