He has the smile, mouth, charisma and even looks like Denzel Washington and an Idris Elba accent. What a perfect combination! He was raised in Peckham, London by a Nigerian Pentacostal preacher father and social care mother. At just 20, he’s already the leader of the next generation of fine actors to come. It’s none other than John Boyega.
I love this young man to bits. Attack The Block( 2011 science-fiction comedy) kick-started my love for this fearless, confident and swagga-power fine young man. These traits and more are what you instantly get when Moses( John’s character in Attack The Block) comes to live on your screens. If you haven’t scene this movie yet, please do and get blown away.
From this, John Boyega has gone ahead to snatch major roles in some of the hottest movies to soon hit a cinema screen near you. Apart from playing the lead role in Spike Lee’s Da Brick, an HBO pilot losely based on the life of Mike Tyson, the Nigerian-British will soon wrap up shooting the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning novel, The Half Of AYellow Sun with Genevieve Nnaji, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandi Newton, Anika Rose and Dominic Cooper.
Expect lots more from this fine young man in the future. Get to know John Boyega.
Watch John talk about his first feature on CMF.