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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
NOUGHTS AND CROSSES WILL ARRIVE COURTESY OF THE BBC IN 2019