Saturday, October 10, 2009

BLACK HISTORY MOTH:Introducing actor, Freddie Annobil-Doodo

5733_122098211709_617776709_2798888_5006585_nPromising Ghanaian-born, British actor, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo has had an interesting journey in theater, film and television so far and he continues to push his ambitions of making it into Hollywood and becoming another household name in acting.

Born to Ghanaian parents in South London, Balham, Freddie grew up in East London, Isle of Dogs. It was at the early age of 14 that he was bitten by the acting bug after watching Eddie Murphy in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.
Freddie soon developed an intense passion for acting and it was spotted by his then drama teacher and english teacher, who got their departments to pay for Freddie to go to a Sylvia Young Theatre School on weekends for a year. He later got into Seltec College, now Lewisham College, to study drama for two years. There, Freddie learned a lot of Stanislavski, Brecht, and Shakespeare among others, and got hooked on ‘The Method’.

At age 21, Freddie got his first role as a professional actor with The Black Theatre Co-op doing Theatre In Education with a play called “Just For Kicks” about drug awareness , which toured schools in the London Boroughs.  Soon he broke into television and got his first role as one of the main characters in ‘Holding On’, a BBC2 Drama Series about life in the big city. The series won a BAFTA for Best Drama Serial. Since then Freddie has worked on various productions in Radio, television, Film and Theatre. In 2001 his talent was noticed and he was awarded the Barclays Theatre Awards (TMA) for ‘best actor in a supporting role’.
His acting credits include roles in Sing Her Heart out for the Lads, When Brains Don’t Count, Things Fall Apart, Three Steps to Heaven and Greenwich Meantime Jump Boys. His TV appearances include: Casualty, She’s Gone, Holby City, Helen West, Down To Earth, As If, Casualty, The Bill, The Vice , The Bill, Heat Of The Sun, Grange Hill, Shakespeare Shorts etc.

As we celebrate the BLACK HISTORY MONTH, we here are truly proud of our man, a true sonof the soil,Freddie Annobil-Dodoo.

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