John Boyega


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John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series. ... See full bio »

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 2020 Small Axe (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
 2019 Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Short)
Finn
 2018 Watership Down (TV Mini-Series)
Bigwig
- The Siege (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Raid (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Journey (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
 2017-2018 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series)
Finn
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 4 (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Perilous Pursuit (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 3 (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Shuttle Shock (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 (2017) ... Finn (voice)
 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
Jake Pentecost
 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II (Video Game)
Finn (voice)
 2017 Detroit
Dismukes
 2017/I The Circle
Ty
 2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video Game)
Finn (voice)
 2016 Tinkershrimp & Dutch (TV Series)
Dutch
- Time to Be Cool (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get Real (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get Fit (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get a Job (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Be Polite (2016) ... Dutch
 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
John Boyega (segment "Star Wars Auditions")
- Matthew McConaughey/Adele (2015) ... John Boyega (segment "Star Wars Auditions") (uncredited)
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Finn - The Force Awakens DLC (voice)
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
Blkmrkt
- Throwback Thursdays (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- K-Pop!! (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- Fizzy Fever (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- I, Killscreen (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- I'm Gonna Git You Suckoid (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
 2014 24: Live Another Day (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Tanner
- 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
 2014 Imperial Dreams
Bambi
 2013 The Whale (TV Movie)
Bond
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
Ugwu
 2012 My Murder (TV Movie)
Shakilus Townsend
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie)
Donnie
 2011 Junkhearts
Jamal
 2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Jamal Clarkson
- Survivor's Guilt (2011) ... Jamal Clarkson
 2011 Attack the Block
Moses
 2011 Becoming Human (TV Series)
Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
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Other Works:

Stage play: Six Parties - playing Ben, son of the defence minister, at National Theatre, London. England

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I've been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry. See more »

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Began acting at Theatre Peckham, a local performing arts centre in London for talented children aged 9 to 14. Boyega spent almost every day after school at the theatre, as well as weekends. At 16, he moved to South Thames College to study performing arts, and joined the Identity School of Acting in Hackney. He enrolled at Greenwich University but as his career took off, he left to concentrate on ... See more »

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