Chukwudi Iwuji

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Chukwudi Iwuji (/ˈʊkʊdi ɪˈwi/;[1] born 1975, Nigeria), also known as Chuk Iwuji, is a Nigerian-British actor.


Iwuji was sent by parents to a boarding school in England at the age of 10, after they moved from Nigeria to Ethiopia to work for the United Nations. He then attended Yale University and studied economics, before transferring to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and graduating in 2000. He then moved back to the United Kingdom.


Iwuji has mainly worked onstage for the Royal Shakespeare Company (replacing David Oyelowo in the title role of the Henry VI trilogy in the 2006 revival of the This England: The Histories project), the Royal National Theatre (Welcome to Thebes, 2010), the Old Vic (in a 2011 Richard blindspot III[2]) and the Comedy Theatre (in a 2009 production of The Misanthrope), as well as British film, radio and television.

Other credits include the upcoming Othello in Othello in The Public Theater's production at the Delacorte Theater in June 2018. This will be his fifth production with the company, as previously he appeared in Antony and Cleopatra as Enobarbus in 2014, King Lear as Edgar in 2014, Hamlet as Hamlet in 2016, The Low Road as John Blanke in March 2018,[3] and Daniel Isn't Real as Braun in 2019.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Hollyoaks
2009 Exam Black
2010 A Thousand Tiny Wings Joshua Sembeke TV Series
2011 Doctor Who Carl 2 episodes
2014 Fall to Rise Cabbie
2016 Madam Secretary Hadi Bangote Episode: "Desperate Remedies"
2016 Blindspot Oscar's Friend Episode: "In the Comet of Us"
2016 Barry Ephraim
2016 National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler Lovborg
2017 John Wick 2 Akoni
2017 National Theatre Live: Obsession
2018 Bikini Moon Adam
2018 Quantico Dante Warick Episode: "The Heaven's Fall"[4]
2018 Rosy Manager
2018 The Split Alexander Hale
2019 Daniel Isn't Real Braun
2019 When They See Us Colin Moore 2 episodes
2019 Designated Survivor Dr. Eli Mays 8 episodes
2019 Dynasty Lanford III Episode: "Shoot from the Hip"
2020 News of the World Charles Edgefield Post-production


  1. ^ "Brave New Shakespeare Challenge - ROMEO AND JULIET with Chukwudi Iwuji". The Public Theater. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^,%20Iwuji%20and%20Jones%20join%20Richard%20III/
  3. ^ "Chukwudi Iwuji".
  4. ^ "QUANTICO: THE HEAVEN'S FALL (6/15); JOCELYN BATTLES THE ADVERSARY WHO CHANGED HER LIFE FOREVER, ON ABC'S 'QUANTICO,' FRIDAY, JUNE 15 Season 3, Episode 6". June 15, 2018. Archived from the original on June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

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