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Essiedu

The British stage star steps onto a new platform.
Words by Precious Adesina. Photography by Phil Dunlop. Styling by James Sleaford.

  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 43

The British stage star steps onto a new platform.
Words by Precious Adesina. Photography by Phil Dunlop. Styling by James Sleaford.

There was a time when Paapa Essiedu’s talent was a secret known only to the British theater establishment. The actor, who was born in East London, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012 and played a string of roles both there and at the National Theatre. He played Hamlet in 2016 with “a priceless vitality, ” according to The Guardian, and won best performance in a play at the UK Theatre Awards.1 In 2020, that all changed when Essiedu took

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