Magazine article Screen International

Arnold Oceng, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Arnold Oceng, Stars of Tomorrow 2016

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"Learning on the job was my drama school," he says.

Oceng sees his career as a series of stepping stones, starting with work on UK TV series Grange Hill between 1999 and 2004.

Noel Clarke's Adulthood was the next notable step. "It introduced me to the silver screen and it's a film that's always going to be dear to my heart," he says.

Small roles in independent UK films such as 4.3.2.1. and My Brother The Devil followed, before acting alongside Reese Witherspoon in The Good Lie, Philippe Falardeau's drama about Sudanese refugees given the chance to settle in Kansas.

"I love all the films I'm involved in, even if they don't sometimes come out how you expect," Oceng says. "I just want to show people through my career that you can do indie films, big-budget films and work on both sides of the Atlantic. …

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