Cyril Nri

Cyril Nri won Attitude Magazine’s Actor of the Year Award (2015) and was nominated for the BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role as Lance in Russell T Davies's Cucumber on Channel 4 (2016). Cyril studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). On radio, Cyril is a seasoned performer with over 50 radio plays to his name. His TV work has been plentiful with credits such as Death In Paradise, Midsomer Murders, Eastenders, This Life, Pie in The Sky, Arabian Nights, Calling The Shots, Family Affairs, Goodnight Sweetheart, Crims, The Sarah Jane Adventure’s and Waking the Dead. Cyril played British TV drama's highest ranking Black police officer: Suprintendent Adam Okaro in long running series The Bill and won the 2003 Best TV Actor EMMA and 2004 MVISA Best TV Actor awards for the role. On stage, Cyril has played roles such as Emmanuel in the collectively Olivier Award-nominated cast of Oxford Street at the Royal Court, Oliver Dix in Headlong’s production of Absence of War, Polonius in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet in Stratford upon Avon and his most recent role, Emmanuel in the National Theatre’s hugely successful production of The Barbershop Chronicles.

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