Allan Mustafa

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Allan (Seapa) Mustafa[1] is a BAFTA-nominated actor and writer who is best known for playing Anthony "MC Grindah" Zografos in the BBC mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing, which he co-created with Asim Chaudhry amongst others.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Mustafa worked at Chessington World of Adventures in his teenage years. He was arrested in London at 14 for graffiti.[4]

Career[edit]

At college, Mustafa met Hugo Chegwin, Steve Stamp and Chaudhry, with whom he created YouTube mockumentary videos about a fictional pirate radio station. This led to the group being commissioned for People Just Do Nothing, a BBC mockumentary about West London pirate radio station Kurupt FM. The pilot aired on iPlayer in July 2012. The show ran for five series, winning a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award.

The show satirised the urban grime scene in Brentford and the Isleworth area of Middlesex, where several of the cast grew up.[5] In 2019, production began on a feature length adaptation of the series called People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan.[6]

Mustafa appeared in the 2020 Netflix film Love Wedding Repeat as Chaz, the boyfriend of Freida Pinto’s character Amanda.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wollaston, Sam (2018-10-27). "'The joke is always on us': how People Just Do Nothing struck comedy gold". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. ^ "Allan Mustafa". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ "One of the funniest TV shows of recent years has been renewed for a final season". Shortlist. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Kurupt FM On Their First Dates, Jobs and Drug Experiences - VICE". www.vice.com. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.nme.com/news/tv/people-just-do-nothing-creator-hits-out-at-actuall-873298%3Famp
  6. ^ "'People Just Do Nothing' Movie Adaptation Shooting In Japan & UK For Focus Features & BBC Films". Deadline. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Curtis Brown". www.curtisbrown.co.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Love Wedding Repeat: Netflix rom com's multiple timelines explained". Radio Times. Retrieved 6 May 2020.