Tosin is an American-born, British actor who is best known for his role as Ryan Sinclair in Series 11 and 12 of Doctor Who, opposite Jodie Whittaker. He also appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
He stars in the lead role as Moses Johnson in AMC’s ‘61st Street’, a tense courtroom drama about racial injustices in the Chicago Criminal Justice system.
In 2023 he starred in two major new films. Firstly, playing the lead in the re-make of the classic 1990's film 'House Party'. He played Damon, who whilst working as a house cleaner, decides to throw a huge party at one of his client's houses. And the biographical drama film 'Till' about Mamie Till-Bradley who became a major civil rights activist in the 1950s after the brutal murder of her 14 year-old son Emmett by a gang of white supremacists. He played Medgar Evers, a fellow civil rights activist.
In 2023 he will be filming 'Girl from the North Country', which is based on the smash hit Olivier Award winning West End/Broadway musical of the same name, inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan. He plays one of the leads, escaped convict Joe Scott who falls in love with the daughter of the owners of the guesthouse where he takes refuge.
In 2021 he starred in the screen adaptation of the highly acclaimed 2018 Royal Court stage production 'Ear for Eye' by BAFTA and Olivier Award winning writer and director Debbie Tucker Green. The film had its premiere at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. Tosin also starred in the original stage version in 2018 at the Royal Court.
He had a major part in critically acclaimed 2019 film 'The Souvenir' which was nominated for multiple BIFA and National Film Awards, as well as its 2021 sequel which had Martin Scorsese as its executive producer. 'Souvenir II' premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and had its British premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. He also had a major role in 2017 action movie 'Unlocked' alongside Orlando Bloom and Toni Collette.
Other TV credits include Versailles, Lewis and The Cut.
His native accent is London. Dual nationality, born in New York and grew up partially in the US, he can also do a very good New York or Generic American accent.
Girl From The North Country (Film, 2024) – 'Joe Scott'
Till (Film, 2023) – 'Medgar Evers', Universal Pictures
House Party (Film, 2023) – 'Damon', Warner Bros
Ear for Eye (Film, 2021) – BBC Film, BBC Two, BFI. Premiered at BFI London Film Festival 2021
61st Street (TV, 2021) – 'Moses Johnson' (lead), AMC Studios
The Souvenir: Part II (Film, 2021) – 'Phil', Element Pictures/BBC Films/Sikelia Productions
Doctor Who (TV, 2018-2021) – 'Ryan Sinclair, Series 11-12, BBC
The Souvenir (Film, 2019) – 'Phil', Curzon Artificial Eye
Ear for Eye (Royal Court Theatre, 2018) (Theatre, 2018) – Royal Court Theatre
Unlocked (Film, 2017) – 'Amjad', Lionsgate
Burning Sands (Film, 2017) – 'Frank', Netflix
They Drink It in The Congo (Almeida, 2016) (Theatre, 2016) – Almeida Theatre
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Film, 2015) – 'Lieutenant Bastian', Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilms
Versailles (TV, 2015) – 'Kobina', Canal+/BBC Two, Series One
Lewis (TV, 2015) – 'Djimon Adomakoh', ITV, Series 9
Stop! The Play (Trafalgar Studios 2015) (Theatre, 2015) – 'Kriston', Trafalgar Studios
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