“Born and bred in the East End of London, naturally I’m partial to a pie ‘n’ mash. When I’m not walking the boards or watching a show, I tend to spend my time either rolling around on the mats at my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu dojo or down the snooker hall trying to not lose so badly against my dad.”
What kind of actor do you aspire to be?
A generous actor who tells a wide range of stories.
What performance piece did you choose for the showcase and why?
I picked Death of England by Roy Williams and Clint Dyer for my stage showcase. I chose this piece because of its relevance to today about class, identity and belonging in this country. But beyond that, it’s a story about a man who has contradictions in his behaviour, thoughts and feelings towards himself, his friends, his family, and his country. I love nothing more as an actor than reading/seeing recognisable human behaviour in all its flaws and glory. I think the writing of Death of England showcases that brilliantly.
What book, theatre, film or TV production has most inspired you?
Boiling Point with the legend Stephen Graham is still stuck in my head. It had incredible moments of acting and camera craft. Beautiful work!
How do you keep creative?
I write poetry every now and then and I really enjoy watching documentaries – particularly ones on traditional Japanese culture.
What is the dream role you’d love to play?
A Marvel villain! I’d also love to play Keith Flint in a Biopic on the band The Prodigy.
What do you hope to be doing this time next year?
I hope to be working on some kind of creative project in either TV, film or theatre. I’m a believer in working hard and being the best version of yourself on the day, so whatever is meant for me in the future won’t pass me by.
Competing in a Jiu-Jitsu competition is on the list too!