British-Nigerian actor Sọpẹ́ is quickly establishing himself as an internationally renowned actor, best known for his role in Sky Atlantic’s Gangs of London. In 2020 he starred in the Netflix movie ‘His House’ for which he received both a Best Actor nomination from BIFA & a ‘Critic’s Choice Super’. 2021 has also seen him nominated for the prestigious Rising Star Award nomination from BAFTA.
In 2021 he stars in the romantic period drama film 'Mothering Sunday' alongside an all star cast including Olivia Colman and Colin Firth. Critics described the film as 'exquisite' (The Times) and 'remarkable' (The Telegraph), with the Daily Mail calling it 'gorgeous, passionate and beautifully crafted'.
Previous film credits include war drama, Sand Castle, The Huntsman: Winter's War, as well as Ariel Vromen’s sci-fi thriller, Criminal.
On television, most notably, Dìrísù was seen in AMC’s Humans and in Netflix’s series, Black Mirror, for which he received the ‘Rising Star Award’ for the Screen Nation Film and Television Awards. He has been selected as a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ and in 2017 received a Commendation at the Ian Charleson Awards for his performance as Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ṣọpẹ́ will have a lead role in the 2022 film Mr Malcolm's List. Upcoming releases include Mothering Sunday with Olivia Colman and Colin Firth, Tim Felhbaum’s Berlinale Special Tides and Silent Night with Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Sọpẹ́'s native accent is London and with his Nigerian heritage he can do a great Nigerian accent. He used a South Sudanese accent in His House.
Silent Night (Film, 2021) –
Mothering Sunday (Film, 2021) – 'Donald', Lionsgate UK/Film 4/Number 9 Films
Gangs of London (TV, 2020) – 'Elliot Finch', Sky
His House (Film, 2020) – 'Bol Majur', Netflix
Next of Kin (TV, 2018) – 'DS Stanley Hart', ITV
Humans (TV, 2015-2018) – 'Fred', Channel 4
Sand Castle (Film, 2017) – 'Sgt Cole', Netflix
The Halycon (TV, 2017) – 'Sonny Sullivan', ITV
The Huntsman: Winter's War (Film, 2016) – 'Tull', Universal Pictures
Black Mirror (TV, 2016) – 'Man in Jail', Netflix
Criminal (Film, 2016) – 'Fire Officer', Lionsgate
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