Chukwudi Iwuji

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Iwuji began to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2001. He had roles in Edward Hall's production of Julius Caesar and as Claudius in Hamlet, both in 2001. In 2002, he played Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Aufidius in Coriolanus. In 2006, he replaced David Oyelowo in the title role of the Henry VI trilogy in the revival of the This England: The Histories project. Iwuji described the role, "In Henry VI, the musicality is different: the thoughts are very structured." The production won the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

In 2013, Iwuji played Enobarbus in the Caribbean-themed Antony and Cleopatra directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney that was a joint production between the RSC and The Public Theater in New York. In 2014, he played Edgar in King Lear. In 2016, he played Hamlet for The Public's Mobile Unit, and he described his portrayal of the role as "this ugly, relentless beast that’s about to be unleashed." In 2018, he starred as Othello at the Delacorte Theater for Shakespeare in the Park opposite Corey Stoll as Iago, and as Blanke in The Low Road at the Public.

Iwuji has worked with numerous other theaters. In 2002, he was in Peter Hall 's Bacchai at the Royal National Theatre. He played Booth in Topdog/Underdog Christy in Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Julian in Thea Sharrock's production of The Misanthrope, and played in the large cast of The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse in 2015. He performed at the Royal National Theatre in Welcome to Thebes in 2010, the Old Vic in a 2011 Richard III, in 2014 off-Broadway in Tamburlaine for which theater critic Ben Brantley called him "a standout," and in 2016-17 with director Ivo van Hove in both Obsession and Hedda Gabbler.

Iwuji appeared on a number of shows, including Barry Jenkins's 2021 The Underground Railroad. In 2018, became a series regular on the legal drama The Split. That year, he played the King of France for the BBC recording of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Florence Pugh. He had a recurring role on Netflix's When They See Us and Designated Survivor in 2019, and starred in Peacemaker in 2022.

Iwuji was in the 2016 film Barry and played Akoni in John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017. In 2023, he portrayed the High Evolutionary in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Chukwudi Iwuji STAGE CREDITS

The Public Theater Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2018

New York Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
John Blanke

[West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016

Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014

The Public Theater Production, 0

Chukwudi Iwuji Awards and Nominations

Obie Awards - 2018 - Performance Award

Chukwudi Iwuji, The Low Road

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Chukwudi Iwuji News

Experience Emily Wilson's THE ILIAD, Richard Ford, Roxane Gay & More Readings At 92NY

Discover the upcoming readings at 92NY, including Emily Wilson's The Iliad, Richard Ford, Roxane Gay, and more. Find out the dates and locations, and get your tickets now before they sell out. Limited time only.

MEDEA: RE-VERSED World Premiere, THE COUNTRY WIFE & More Set for Red Bull Theater 2023-24 Season

RED BULL THEATER has unveiled its 2023-’24 season, including a world premiere opening Off-Broadway and much more. See full programing and learn how to purchase tickets!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 Coming to Disney+ in August

The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova. James Gunn is the director and also wrote the screenplay. Kevin Feige produces with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and more.

Photos: First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's Immersive KNOWHERE

Just a short 2-minute drive right off the 10 freeway, Guardians of the Galaxy fans got their first taste of Volume 3 on the way to this weekend’s Coachella music festival. Life-size recreations of the colorful spacesuits featured in the film greeted guests before entering Knowhere, a location inspired by the Guardians own homebase. Check out a first look below!

Kelley Curran, Ben Horner, Elizabeth Stahlmann & More to Star in THE MISANTHROPE Reading at The Acting Company

The Acting Company has announced the cast for their reading of The Misanthrope. Molière's classic play is translated by Neil Bartlett and directed by The Acting Company's Producing Director Devin Brain.

Red Bull Theater to Present RemarkaBULL Podversation: Bottom's Dream with Jacob Ming-Trent

RED BULL THEATER has announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday November 21st at 7:30 PM EST with a RemarkaBULL Podversation:  Bottom's Dream with Jacob Ming-Trent. 

New Theatre Company THEE Takes Over Shrunken Shakespeare Company & Launches with THE SPELLS Reading

The NYC-based THEE (The Hey Ensemble) will see members develop original works of theatre and film in a non-hierarchical, ensemble-based atmosphere. The company was rebuilt to align with a mutually agreed upon set of unapologetic values that uplift accessibility, collaboration, and equity.

London Philharmonic Orchestra Presents UK Premiere Performances of THE CHEVALIER

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will present the UK premiere performances of Bill Barclay's The Chevalier, a unique piece of concert theatre which tells the story of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham to Open New Season of RemarkaBULL Podversations

RED BULL THEATER has announced the kick-off of an all-new season of its popular RemarkaBULL Podversations, intimate conversations with great artists, beginning with “Shylock with F. Murray Abraham” on Monday, October 3rd, Online only – Free!

Red Bull Theater Announces 20th Season, Featuring ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE & More

Red Bull Theater has announced details of its 20th season, including two Off-Broadway productions; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (offered both in-person and online), and much more.

André De Shields to Receive Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala

Red Bull Theater today announced that André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday June 13th at 6pm.

A RemarkaBULL Podversation: Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes to be Presented by Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday May 9th at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation, Exploring Lady Macbeth with Ismenia Mendes. This event is “Pay What You Can.” All of Red Bull’s online-only programs are FREE. 

Damon Galgut, Andre Holland And More Announced for March Literary Events At 92Y

March literary events have been announced at 92Y. Events will presented both in person and online.

André Holland, John Douglas Thompson, and Chukwudi Iwuji Will Take Part in PLAYING OTHELLO at 92Y

Three acclaimed actors who have recently starred as Shakespeare’s Othello—André Holland (at Shakespeare’s Globe), Chukwudi Iwuji (at the Public Theater) and John Douglas Thompson (at Theatre for a New Audience)—discuss the challenges they faced in playing the role and read key speeches from the play.

HBO Max Hit Series PEACEMAKER Renewed For A Second Season

Following the stellar launch of Peacemaker, HBO Max has renewed the critically acclaimed and fan favorite series, written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena, for a second season. The cast also includes Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.

Jennifer Egan, Damon Galgut, Maggie Siff And More Announced for 92Y's New Literary Season

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center's Winter/Spring season features readings by best-selling and prize-winning novelists, acclaimed poets, tributes to Shakespeare, Lucille Clifton and Toni Morrison – and a dramatic reading of Anne Carson's “The Glass Essay,” among other programs.


John Cena sat down on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new tole in hBO Max's DC Comic series Peacemaker. The new series will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn's 2021 film, 'The Suicide Squad'. The series also features Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, and more.

VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New PEACEMAKER Trailer

The series stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante, Jennifer Holland as Harcourt, Steve Agee as Economos, Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn and Robert Patrick as Auggie Smith. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch John Cena in a New Clip From PEACEMAKER on HBO Max

HBO Max has released a new clip from the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn. In the clip, Peacemaker (John Cena) meets his new team and receives his new mission. The cast also features Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Jennifer Holland, and Steve Agee. Watch the new clip now!

VIDEO: First Look at the All New Teaser For HBO Max's PEACEMAKER

HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for the Max Original series Peacemaker, written and directed by James Gunn and produced by Peter Safran, at DC FanDome.


Chukwudi Iwuji has not appeared on Broadway.

Chukwudi Iwuji has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Chukwudi Iwuji's first West End show was Hedda Gabler which opened in 2016

Chukwudi Iwuji has been nominated for several awards. He was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performance in "The Low Road." He was also nominated for a Performance Award at the Obie Awards for his role in the same production. Additionally, Iwuji received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play at The Lortels for his performance in "The Low Road."

Chukwudi Iwuji has won a Performance Award at the Obie Awards for his role in the Broadway show "The Low Road".

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