Chuk Iwuji

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Chukwudi Iwuji (born 1975, Nigeria), usually shortened to Chuk Iwuji or Chuck Iwuji, is a Nigerian-born 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 moving to drama school in Wisconsin. He graduated from the latter in 2000, moving 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[1]) and the Comedy Theatre (in a 2009 production of The Misanthrope), as well as British film, radio and television.

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