Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Archie Madekwe (Actor)

Magazine article Screen International

Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Archie Madekwe (Actor)

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Archie Madekwe

Earlier this year, the coveted male lead in Max Minghella’s directorial debut Teen Spirit went to freshly minted Lamda graduate Archie Madekwe. The south London actor plays opposite Elle Fanning’s would-be singer in the coming-of-age story set on the Isle of Wight.

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Until Teen Spirit, Madekwe’s most significant role was on stage as Billy in Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with Sophie Okonedo, Damian Lewis and Jason Hughes. “I really started at the top,” Madekwe enthuses of The Goat. “I learned more doing that job than anything else I’ve ever done. Nothing can really teach you about doing a show every day for three months in front of 900 people. …

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