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John Boyega was born in Peckham, South London, in 1992. He joined the Theatre Peckham at a young age after getting noticed by the artistic director. He then attended South Thames College where he received a National Diploma in Performing Arts, where he played in a number of college productions such, including the title role in Othello.
Boyega later trained in Hackney at the Identity School of Acting, appearing in Category B at the Tricycle Theatre, and in Six Parties at the National Theatre. Following this, he played a role in the film Attack the Block in 2011. His performance earned him a Black Reel Award for Best Actor, as well as nominations for numerous awards including an Empire Award and a London Film Critic’s Circle Award.
Boyega starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. His performance earned him critical acclaim for critics and audiences alike. He won a BAFTA award, and an Empire award for the role, alongside numerous nominations.
In 2017, Boyega will star in Jack Thorne’s new version of Woyzeck, at the Old Vic Theatre.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|Six Parties||Ben||National Theatre||2009|
|Category B||Reece||Tricycle Theatre||2009|
|Seize the Day||Sam||Tricycle Theatre||2009|