Will Sharpe

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Will Sharpe
Born William Tomomori Fukuda Sharpe
(1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 30)
Camden,[citation needed] London, England
Occupation Actor, writer, director
Years active 1998-present

William Tomomori Fukuda "Will" Sharpe (born 22 September 1986) is an English-Japanese actor, writer and director.


Sharpe read Classics at the University of Cambridge, where he was the president of the Footlights Revue. He graduated in 2008 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for their 2008/2009 season. Sharpe spent a year at the RSC and appeared in such plays as The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, in which he played a young Isaac Newton. He played the character of Yuki Reid in BBC medical drama Casualty.

In 2009, he directed and co-wrote, along with his friend Tom Kingsley, a short film Cockroach. The pair's first feature-length film, Black Pond, starring Chris Langham, was shown at The Prince Charles Cinema from November 2011.[1][2] Shortly after, he was co-nominated for a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for the film.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Flowers Shun TV series - Actor, Writer, Director
2016 The Darkest Universe Zac Feature Film - Actor, Writer, Director
2012 Dirk Gently David Cho TV series - Episode 2
2012 Sherlock Lyons The Hounds of Baskerville
2011 Black Pond Tim Feature Film
2011 Sirens Student Channel 4 Comedy Drama
2009 Casualty Yuki Reid 2009-2011
Cockroach Kiyoshi Writer, director
2008 The Wrong Door Various Three episodes
2008 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Writer


  1. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey (2011-10-03). "First Night: Black Pond, Raindance Festival, London". The Independent. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Aitkenhead, Decca (2011-09-26). "Chris Langham: 'Everyone wants to see me working again, but nobody wants to hire me'". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Brown, Maggie (23 April 2016). "Unknown writer gets his big TV break with dark English comedy". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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