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John Boyega

Star Wars, 24 and Attack the Block actor, Performing Arts graduate

Catch our performing arts graduate John Boyega in the new Star Wars blockbuster, The Last Jedi.

Before picking up the lead roles in the new Star Wars franchise, John Boyega’s acting career began with a Performing Arts course at South Thames College. “College helped me a lot to get to this stage,” he says. “I remember doing all kinds of drama games and ballet, which helped me to get physically fit. I was very lucky our tutor entered us for the Connections competition, which we performed at the National Theatre. That was the breakthrough for me.”

John played the title role in the College’s production of Othello while he was studying with us, before making his film debut in Joe Cornish’s sci-fi horror-comedy Attack the Block in 2011.

Watch John in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

Performing arts graduate John Boyega

"College helped me a lot to get to this stage. I remember doing all kinds of drama games and ballet, which helped me to get physically fit. I was very lucky our tutor entered us for the Connections competition, which we performed at the National Theatre. That was the breakthrough for me."

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