Rakie Ayola

Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Theatre includes: The Rest of Your Life (Bush Theatre); King Lear (Royal Exchange/Talawa); Crave/4.48 Psychosis (Sheffield Crucible); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Apollo); The Winter’s Tale (RSC/UK tour); In the Next Room (Theatre Royal, Bath); Welcome to Thebes (NT); Twelfth Night (Bristol Old Vic); Dido Queen of Carthage (Globe); King Hedley the 2nd (Tricycle); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Birmingham Rep/UK tour); War and Peace (NT/Shared Experience).

Film includes: Been So Long, Dredd, Now Is Good, Sahara and The I Inside.

Television includes: No Offence, Vera, Code of a Killer, Midsomer Murders, Under Milk Wood, Black Mirror, Stella, Silent Witness, My Almost Famous Family, Doctor Who, Holby City, Sea of Souls, Canterbury Tales and Being April.

Radio includes: Three Strong Women, Foursome and The Devil’s Music.

Rakie is patron of the neurofibromatosis charity, The Childhood Tumour Trust.

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