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John Boyega becomes first patron of London acting school that helped him ‘establish’ himself

NEW ROLE: John Boyega

NEW ROLE: John Boyega

STAR WARS actor John Boyega has become the first patron of London’s Identity School of Acting.

The BAFTA Award-winning star trained for three years at the school, which focuses on nurturing diverse talent for roles in theatre, television and film.

The 23-year-old said he was “proud and honoured” to represent the school, claiming it helped him “to establish myself as an actor and also as an artist”.

He told The Stage: “From complicated text to movement, each class is aimed at pushing you to your full potential whilst also teaching you new skills that would be useful in a professional setting.”

Founded by Femi Oguns in 2003, the school aims to reflect a multi-cultural society through the students it enrols.

BLACK EXCELLENCE: Femi Oguns and John Boyega at the BAFTAs last weekend

BLACK EXCELLENCE: Femi Oguns and John Boyega at the BAFTAs last weekend

John added: “I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have been presented to me through this amazing school, and I’m grateful to Femi Oguns for believing in my vision and running with it.”

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