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Actor of the Week: JOHN BOYEGA

Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Age: 28

Birthday: 17th March

John Boyega, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He first rose to prominence in his native UK for his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011) and later became best known for playing Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). His other credits include the science fiction film Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018). He received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2016, and was awarded the Trophée Chopard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

How do you rate John Boyega's movies?




FILM: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Wednesday 2nd November, Sky Cinema Greats, 5:30pm

Boyega's first appearance in the Star Wars universe as fan favourite, Finn.

FILM: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Thursday 3rd December, Sky Cinema Hits, 8:15am & 4:30pm

The last of the new Star Wars trilogy - though Boyega isn't too happy with Finn's storyline by this point.

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (Age 15)

Sunday 29th November, BBC1, 9:00pm

Boyega takes the lead in Steve McQueen's drama about an officer starting a new job in a racist police division.

FILM: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) (Age 12)

Monday 30th November, Film4, 9:00pm

Boyega appears in another sci-fi series with this action packed adventure.


Watership Down

Boyega voices Bigwig in this new television adaptation of the classic novel.


FILM: Attack the Block (2011) (Age 15)

Here's where it all started for Boyega as a group of teens have to battle man-eating aliens.

What's your favourite John Boyega role / movie?


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