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Paapa Essiedu

Born in 1990, Essiedu grew up in East London with his mother, who was a fashion and design teacher. His family comes from Ghana, where he has a half brother and sister. He won a scholarship to The Forest School, Walthamstow and his ambition as he grew older was to become a doctor. Essiedu became more involved with Shakespeare when he was accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Perhaps Essiedu's most famous Shakespeare role was for the lead character in Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet in 2016.

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Jan 1, 1990
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Utopia 2013-01-15
Latest Project:
Series I May Destroy You 2020-06-07
Known For
Poster of Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70
Poster of Press
Poster of The Miniaturist
Series I May Destroy You Kwame Acheamong 2020-06-07
Movie Stand Still David 2019-10-10
Series Press Ed Washburn 2018-09-06
Series Kiri Nate Akindele 2018-01-10
Series Black Earth Rising Jaalen 2018-09-10
Movie Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 Narrator 2018-11-08
Movie Canned Charlie 2017-04-16
Movie The Miniaturist Otto 2017-12-26
Series The Miniaturist Otto 2017-12-26
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius 2016-05-30
Movie RSC Live: Hamlet Hamlet 2016-06-10
Movie Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear Edmund 2016-10-12
Movie National Theatre Live: King Lear The Duke of Burgundy 2014-05-01
Series Utopia Roy 2013-01-15