A Conversation with Naomi Ackie

Date: Sun 25th Oct

Time: 12-1:00

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Delving into the evolution of the black experience regarding entertainment with BAFTA award winning actress, Naomi Ackie.

Black History Month takes place in October every year and is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK.

 

Naomi Ackie is a British actress who won the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Bonnie in the Netflix/Channel 4 series “The End of the F**ing World”. She has also starred in films such as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, Yardie and Lady Macbeth.

Born and bred in Walthamstow, London of Grenadian heritage, Naomi trained at the University of London’s The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Naomi says “When I left the course, I felt well equipped with tools that would allow me to learn with every opportunity given to me and push the boundaries of what I thought was possible in storytelling. This course gave me permission to take ownership of my craft and for that I will always be grateful.”

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