The Stormzy Noughts and Crosses casting is now official, so let’s take a look at the musician’s role on the show and explore his previous acting experience.

It’s anticipated to be one of the biggest series of the year.

Let’s dive into this exciting announcement.
Stormzy starring in Noel Clarke’s “Brotherhood” 2016

What is Noughts and Crosses about?

The BBC production is based on a series of dystopian novels written by Malorie Blackman.

The first – Noughts and Crosses – was written in 2001. It conjures up an alternate reality in which races of white and black are segregated. Teenage girl Sephy belongs to the black ruling class but falls in love with Callum. He is a nought and belongs to the white underclass.

Essentially, it’s an original tale of forbidden love, commenting powerfully on themes of race and segregation.
Jack Rowan and Masali Baduza star in “Noughts and Crosses” BBC 2019

Stormzy: Noughts and Crosses

According to BBC News, the rapper is “a diehard fan” of Malorie Blackman. He regards her as a “childhood hero”.

He also announced Noughts and Crosses as an “important show”.

His role was created specifically for the series. Stormzy will play newspaper editor, Kolawale.

As a guest star, he will appear in one of the six episodes.
Stormzy stars in “Noughts and Crosses”, BBC, Mammoth Screen, Ilze Kitshoff 2019

Did he go to performing arts school?

No. It appears that the performer worked in quality assurance at an oil refinery in Southampton before his true career took off.

However, he does have previous acting experience.

“Noughts and Crosses” poster, BBC 2019

Stormzy: Previous roles

He appeared in a short called Handle With Care in 2015.

Although, his most notable role was on Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood, the third film in a trilogy.

It was a pretty substantial role; he played Yardz.

Who knows, we could see Stormzy take on more roles after Noughts and Crosses.


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