Paapa Essiedu

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The Effect review – Lucy Prebble’s intense and intoxicating encounter
A love affair between two participants in a drug trial is staged by Jamie Lloyd with a stellar cast including Paapa Essiedu and Taylor Russell

Kate Wyver

10, Aug, 2023 @11:35 AM

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‘Spooks meets Black Mirror’: how The Capture became the year’s most wildly compelling TV show
This conspiracy thriller’s second series is packed with devastating cliffhangers, mind-boggling plots and a brilliant cast. No wonder it’s so addictive

Michael Hogan

12, Sep, 2022 @10:08 AM

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The Capture series two review – implausible, daft and thoroughly gripping
Conspiracy theories and Chinese spies abound as Holliday Grainger and Paapa Essiedu star in the return of the slightly silly TV thriller

Stuart Jeffries

28, Aug, 2022 @9:00 PM

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The Lazarus Project review – Paapa Essiedu thrills in fun, stylish brain-scrambler
In Joe Barton’s gripping timebending saga, an app developer gets drawn into a secret society that keeps saving the world from imminent demise … until the cracks start to show

Lucy Mangan

16, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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It’s Groundhog Day … again! Why TV can’t get enough of time-loops
Bill Murray’s movie wrote the playbook, but TV is playing catchup with a rich haul of time-loop shows from Life After Life to The Time Traveler’s Wife and now The Lazarus Project. So why do the writers curse themselves every day?

Michael Hogan

16, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Paapa Essiedu on grief, doubt and fury at Boris Johnson: ‘Bigotry is the backbone of his character’
The I May Destroy You star talks about politics; his great friend Michaela Coel; dealing with drama school racism; and why even as a leading man he still struggles with self-confidence

Simon Hattenstone

11, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Top drama school apologises to Paapa Essiedu and Michaela Coel for ‘appalling’ racism
Essiedu has described in interview with the Guardian how teacher at prestigious school used racial slur

Simon Hattenstone

10, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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A Number review – Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu scintillate as father and sons
The powerhouse duo’s effortless chemistry and emotional realism brings Caryl Churchill’s cloning tragedy blazing into new life

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2022 @1:06 PM

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How to become an outstanding actor: tips from Kenneth Rea, teacher to the stars
The mentor to some of Britain’s top performers believes the best acting comes from a childhood sense of playfulness – and is fraught with danger

David Jays

29, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Lennie James meets Paapa Essiedu: ‘I was probably in the last wave of actors who needed to go to the US’
The stars of The Walking Dead and I May Destroy You on great TV, grief and black British culture

Kemi Alemoru

19, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Black Theatre Collective calls for industry reform – not 'empty gestures'
Newly formed group sends open letter to UK theatres , suggesting five measures to make the industry more inclusive

Lanre Bakare

02, Jul, 2020 @9:12 AM

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