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Whovians - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-04-16

Whovians - O. T. Fagbenle - Netflix

Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun “O. T.” Fagbenle, also referred to as O-T and O.T., is a British actor, writer and director. He has appeared in several films, stage and television productions.

Whovians - Theatre - Netflix

He started acting at the age of 14 for the Ritual Theatre Arts and was given the lead role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, performing at international venues and at central London's Bloomsbury Theatre. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated early to make his graduate debut at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in Les Blancs in 2001. Fagbenle continued his Shakespearean roles performing in Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio in a national tour culminating at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2004. The Evening Telegraph said of his performance, “O-T Fagbenle achieves the impossible by almost overshadowing the young lovers with his inspired performance of Mercutio”. Fagbenle was soon offered his first all out lead. Outstanding reviews preceded a M.E.N. Theatre award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of a man claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son in John Guare's award-winning play Six Degrees of Separation. In 2008, Fagbenle flew to Paris with world-renowned theatre director Peter Brook to help workshop and develop Brook's international production of Tierno Bokar. Fagbenle played the role of Sportin' Life in Sir Trevor Nunn's award-winning production of Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre in the West End of London (a part played by Cab Calloway in the opera and Sammy Davis Jr. in the feature film). Fagbenle received outstanding reviews across the board, Variety magazine's review remarked 'There are moments everything take wing as a musical, mostly whenever Fagbenle's splendidly serpentine, easeful Sportin' Life is around. Light on his feet, his every moment is poised and polished.' In 2012 in London, England, Fagbenle took on the role of Slupianek, (originated by Alan Cumming) in The Conquest of the South Pole, at the Arcola and Rose Theatres. Again Fagbenle won critical acclaim across the board for his performance, with TimeOut, The British Theatre Guide, Spoonfed, Whatsonstage.com and industry standard 'The Stage' all praising his performance. Fagbenle went on to be Panel nominated for 'Best Male Performance' at the prestigious Off West End Awards. It was announced by The Royal National Theatre, that Fagbenle would be cast as the lead in their 2016 production of the Award New York Drama Critic Circle Award-winning play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Fagbenle led his cast to win the prestigious Olivier Award for best revival. BBC's Radio 4 said of his performance “Mesmeric - almost impossible to take your eyes off him.” “I wanna see him again and again and again.” “Rips your guts out.”

Whovians - References - Netflix