Nikki Amuka-Bird

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On my radar: Nikki Amuka-Bird’s cultural highlights
The actor on a double dose of Greek tragedy, the real-life drama of basketball, and a perfect day in Antigua

Michael Hogan

21, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘I’ve found my voice’
From Jane Austen’s Persuasion to sci-fi comedies and action thrillers, Nikki Amuka-Bird is driven by strong characters. The actor talks about mourning her mum, colour-blind casting and being inspired by Helen McCrory

Rebecca Nicholson

17, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Stage struck: Tom Stoppard, Cush Jumbo, Brian Cox and more on the magic of theatre
To mark World Theatre Day, leading playwrights, actors and directors share some of their favourite moments

Chris Wiegand

27, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Nikki Amuka-Bird: ‘Mum was on the frontline of diversity, banging on doors’
The actress talks about her dynamic, entrepreneurial mother, journalist father and growing up in Lagos, Antigua and London

Interview by Susan Gray

05, Jan, 2018 @1:00 PM

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The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character
Playing Thatcher? Dab on Bluebell. Got a part in Hairspray? Reach for the Madame Rochas. We lift the lid on how actors use smells – from the finest fragrances to cheap tinned mackerel – to nail a role

David Jays

20, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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'Tear it down and start again': playwright Elinor Cook on sexism in British theatre
Her sharp and funny plays have feted female friendship. As Elinor Cook takes Ibsen to the Caribbean with her version of The Lady from the Sea, she talks about fighting against the industry’s inequality

Andrew Dickson

24, Oct, 2017 @5:19 PM

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Albion; A Woman of No Importance; The Lady from the Sea review – gardeners question the times
Mike Bartlett conjures a potent state of the nation address while Wilde and Ibsen’s wronged heroines still resonate

Susannah Clapp

22, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The Lady from the Sea review – Nikki Amuka-Bird is superb in Caribbean Ibsen
Elinor Cook’s new version transposes the story from 19th-century Norway to the Caribbean in the 50s and is directed with panache by Kwame Kwei-Armah

Michael Billington

19, Oct, 2017 @12:10 PM

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Bafta TV awards 2017: full list of winners
All the winners of this year’s Bafta awards, from Happy Valley to Planet Earth II, Adeel Akhtar to Phoebe Waller-Bridge

14, May, 2017 @7:36 PM

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Netflix royal drama, The Crown, leads the field at Bafta TV awards
£100m series contends with The Durrells, Happy Valley and War and Peace for best drama

Vanessa Thorpe

13, May, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Bafta TV awards 2017: who will win – and who deserves to
Will The Crown sweep the board? Will Bake Off be snubbed? And can anyone beat David Attenborough? Here are our predictions for this weekend’s winners

Mark Lawson

12, May, 2017 @3:32 PM

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Baftas 2017: triumph for the TV shows never shown on TV
From Fleabag to Thirteen and The Crown, this year’s nominations reveal that the most daring television has now gone online

Mark Lawson

11, Apr, 2017 @11:25 AM

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