Past Successful Graduates

Kwame Kwei-Armah

School: London College of Communication
Field of Studies: MA in Screenwriting
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Major Achievements: Writer, director, producer. His most famous acting role was in the long-running BBC drama Casualty, in which he played paramedic Finlay Newton from 1999 to 2004. During this period he wrote his most famous play, Elmina’s Kitchen, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End: only the second play by a black playwright to do so. Shortlisted in the Best New Play category at the 2004 Laurence Olivier Awards, Kwame also received the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and was nominated for a BAFTA award for the television version. Since 2011 he has served as Artistic Director of the Center Stage Theatre in Baltimore. Awarded an OBE in 2012 for Services to Drama, he continues to work in the UK as a director, with recent success including the Donmar Warehouse’s Olivier-nominated One Night in Miami, and Birmingham Rep’s hit Bob Marley musical One Love. Kwame became Chancellor of University of the Arts London in 2011.

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