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Vivian Oparah

    • Rye Lane
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Vivian Oparah’s breakout role of ‘Yas’ in the feature Rye Lane (Searchlight, BBC, BFI, DJ Films), directed by Raine Allen-Miller, premiered at Sundance this year and was released in cinemas to great critical acclaim this summer 2023. For it she won the BIFA for Breakthrough Performance 2023 and was nominated for Best Joint Performance with David Jonsson. Vivian has also been announced as a BAFTA Breakthrough 2023.

Also out this year was Then You Run, the new Ben Chanan/Kudos project for Sky, with Vivian playing one of the four leads, ‘Stink’. Most recently, Vivian wrapped on Dead Hot for Amazon – co-leading with Bilal Hasna. Other work includes Intelligence 2, I May Destroy You and the Doctor Who spinoff series, Class. On stage Vivian was at the Old Vic in Fanny and Alexander and at the National Theatre in An Octoroon. For the latter Vivian was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actress.