Rakie Ayola

For the Royal Court: On Bear Ridge (& National Theatre Wales); Breath, Boom, Ashes & Sand. 

Other theatre includes: Strange Fruit, The Rest of Your Life (Bush); The Half God of Rainfall, King Hedley II (Kiln); Leave to Remain (Lyric, Hammersmith); Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End); King Lear (Royal Exchange, Manchester); 4.48 Psychosis, Crave (Crucible, Sheffield); The Winter’s Tale (RSC/UK tour); In the Next Room (Theatre Royal, Bath); Welcome to Thebes (National); Twelfth Night (Bristol Old Vic); Dido Queen of Carthage (Globe); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Birmingham Rep/UK tour); Up ‘N Under, The Merchant of Venice (Sherman, Cardiff). 

Television includes: Alex Rider, The Pact, Grace, Anthony, Noughts & Crosses, Shetland, No Offence, Vera, Midsomer Murders, Under Milk Wood, Stella, Silent Witness, My Almost Famous Family, Doctor Who: Midnight, Holby City, Sea of Souls, Canterbury Tales, Being April. 

Film includes: Been So Long, King Lear, Dredd, Now Is Good, Sahara, The I Inside, The Secret Laughter of Women, Great Moments in Aviation aka Shades of Fear. 

As executive producer, film includes: Twelfth Night. 

Radio includes: Dr Who: Time War II, Reading from Happiness, Foursome, Three Strong Women, Death & the King’s Horseman, The Devil’s Music, The Erl King, The Bloody Chamber, Torchwood. 

Awards include: BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress (Anthony); Black British Theatre Award for Best Female Performance in a Play (On Bear Ridge). 

Rakie is a patron of Childhood Tumour Trust and Eclipse Theatre and is a trustee of Actor’s Children Trust.