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Letitia's Story

Letitia's Story

Letitia Wright moved to the UK from Guyana aged six and began acting at primary school. After a number of television roles including Holby City, Top Boy and Doctor Who, she was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2015. With mentorship from BAFTA and Academy Award-winning talent such as Naomie Harris, Olivia Colman and Eddie Redmayne, Letitia received a dedicated year of BAFTA support and access including masterclasses, workshops and networking events.

“A few years ago, I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting. The only thing that pretty much pulled me out of that was God, my belief, my faith, my family and an email from BAFTA saying that they wanted me to be a part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, and I was like: let me try again.”

Letitia’s career went from strength to strength, with roles in Humans and Black Mirror, before achieving global breakthrough when she was cast as Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther, a role she has reprised in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. In 2019 Letitia was nominated for, and won, the EE Rising Star Award at the British Academy Film Awards – the only award voted for by the public – sealing her status as a global star on the rise.

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