British actors are some of the best trained actors in the world. THREAD : Black British Actors.

Sophie Okenedo trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
She's an Academy Award nominee (Hotel Rwanda), a Tony Award winner (A raisin in the sun), a Golden Globe & BAFTA nominee
Naomie Melanie Harris trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Her performance in Moonlight received multiple nominations - Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild & Golden Globe. She is also an NAACP nominee, receiving recognition for her portrayal of Winnie Mandela.
Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Her work as Harriet Tubman received noms - Academy Award, Golden Globe & SAG. Her work in The Color Purple won a Tony, Grammy & Daytime Emmy award. Erivo is ONE award away from EGOT status.
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

A 5x Golden Globe nominee, among those being a nom for his work in 12 Years A Slave. That performance also received an Academy Award & SAG nom & a BAFTA win. He is also a 2x Primetime Emmy nominee.
Lashana Rasheda Lynch trained at Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd).

Impatiently waiting for No Time To Die just to see Lashana. She is also know for her roles in Captain Marvel and Still Star-Crossed. Lashana is a 2020 Essence Black Women in Hollywood honoree.
Idrissa Akuna Elba trained at the National Youth Music Theatre.

Idris is a Golden Globe winner (Luther) & a 5x Primetime Emmy nominee (Luther & The Big C). His work in Luther & Beasts Of No Nation has been recognized with BAFTA noms, as well as SAG wins for both productions.
Daniel Kaluuya's name is listed on The Anna Scher Theatre School's notable alumni list.

A BAFTA Rising Star winner excelling both on stage & screen, Kaluuya's leading role performance in Get Out received these nominations - Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG & BAFTA.
Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Her work in Chewing Gum received recognition winning the British Academy Television Craft Award for Breakthrough Talent, as well as a nod for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

Oyelowo is a Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild and Primetime Emmy nominee. His portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Letitia Michelle Wright trained at the Identity School of Acting.

A BAFTA Rising Star Award winner, Letitia is also an NAACP Image Award and Screen Actors Guild winner (Black Panther). She is also a Primetime Emmy nominee for her work on Black Mirror.
Aaron Pierre is a graduate of the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

He's a theatre actor that starred in - among others - King Hedley II & Othello. Aaron was named as one of the cast members in Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad, alongside South Africa's Thuso Mbedu.
Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Gugu is an NAACP Image Award nominee (Undercovers, Belle & Concussion) and a British Independent Film Award winner (Belle).
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