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Sheila Atim MBE has garnered a host of accolades and awards that belie the fact she’s a relative newcomer to the industry.

This year sees Sheila take on the role of ‘Mabel’ in Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime, star alongside Halle Berry in Berry’s directorial debut, Bruised, and as a guest lead in Netflix’s new British crime drama series The Irregulars. Sheila plays series regular ‘Limehouse Nell’ in Hulu’s Harlots. Other TV credits include The Pale Horse, The Feed and Bounty Hunters.

In 2018, Sheila won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, for her performance as ‘Marianne Laine’ in Girl From The North Country at the Old Vic Theatre. She received rave reviews as ‘Emilia’, acting alongside Mark Rylance and Andre Holland in Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London and has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre.

As well as her Olivier Award, Sheila has won the Critics' Circle Award, The Clarence Derwent Award and was nominated at the Evening Standard Awards. Sheila’s debut play, Anguis, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. That same year, Sheila composed the music for Time is Love, Che Walker’s production at the Finborough Theatre.

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Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin, Lea Salonga, and More Will Present at the 2023 Olivier Awards

Ahead of the ceremony this Sunday (2 April), the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard has announced its line-up of presenters for the event taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Hannah Waddingham.

Michael Longhurst to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse

After five years in the role, Michael Longhurst has announced that he will step down as Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse when his contract ends in February 2024.

MATILDA Among This Year's BAFTA Nominations

This year's BAFTA nominations have been unveiled.This year's BAFTA nominations have been unveiled. The film version of Matilda the Musical has received two nominations – for Outstanding British Film and make-up and hair.

Creative Team And Trailer Released For Anoushka Lucas' Solo Show ELEPHANT

Part gig, part piano lesson, part journey through Empire, Elephant, a powerful new play from singer, songwriter, actress, and composer Anoushka Lucas who was recently celebrated in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma! at the Young Vic, opens at the Bush Theatre on 24 October (press night 25 October).  A Bush commission, Elephant first appeared as part of the Bush's Protest series of videos in 2020, a response to the murder of George Floyd.  

Special Preview Of THE WOMAN KING Opens Genesis Cinema's Inclusive Fragments Festival

The Genesis Cinema screens everything from huge blockbusters to small indie films, cult classics to modern hidden gems, as well as hosting numerous film festivals, Q&As, premieres and talks – and in 2019 as part of the cinema's 20th anniversary year, the Genesis team created and programmed Fragments, their very own film festival.

Photo: Viola Davis, Adrienne Warren & THE WOMAN KING CAST Cover Essence Magazine

ESSENCE Communications, Inc., the leading media, technology, and commerce company serving Black women and communities, has revealed the stunning and powerful cast of The Woman King as their September 2022 Digital Cover. The cover features Tony-winner Adrienne Warren, Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, and Sheila Atim. Check out the photo now!

THE WOMAN KING With Viola Davis to Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for. The film also features Adrienne Warren and Lashana Lynch.

Photos: Inside the Launch of WE. BLACK. WOMEN. at the Donmar Warehouse

All new photos have been released from the launch of the WE. BLACK. WOMEN. exhibition at the Donmar Warehouse!

CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online For Four Weeks Only

After winning two Olivier Awards - for Best Revival, and Best Actress in a Play for Sheila Atim, the Donmar Warehouse today announces that the on demand streaming of the critically acclaimed revival of Nick Payne's Constellations will be available for an additional four weeks until 25 May.

Photos: Inside Look at the Green Carpet, Performances, and Winners at THE OLIVIER AWARDS

The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place this evening (Sunday 10 April) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Jason Manford. 

Olivier Awards 2022 - Full List of Winners!

British theatre's biggest night is here at last. The Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard take place tonight, 10 April, at the Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast via official media partners ITV and Magic Radio. We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE.

Cast and Creative Announced For WOLF CUB At Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the UK premiere of Wolf Cub, running at Hampstead Downstairs from 8 April until 7 May. 

THE BAND'S VISIT and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 2022 Lineup

Ahead of the UK première in April of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole, directed by Nadia Latif, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce further programming for the Donmar Warehouse's 2022 season.

CABARET Leads in Nominations for the 2022 Olivier Awards; View All the Nominees Here

Nominations have been announced for the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard, British theatre’s most prestigious honours, which take place on Sunday 10 April at the Royal Albert Hall. View the full list.

Hosts, Presenters & Performances Announced for 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards

WhatsOnStage today announced that Jodie Prenger and Tom Read Wilson will host the 22nd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. They are joined by presenters Chris Bush, Graziano Di Prima, Omari Douglas, James Graham, David Harewood, Frances Mayli McCann, Stephanie McKeon, Drew McOnie, Daniel Monks, Tracy Ann Oberman, Johannes Radebe, and more.

Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

Halle Berry Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Netflix After BRUISED Debut

Berry has struck a new partnership with Netflix in which she will continue to star in and produce films for the streamer. The announcement comes after her directorial debut with Bruise, a film that she also stars in, has hit #1 in the U.S. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack produced by Berry and Cardi B.

BRUISED Soundtrack to Feature H.E.R., Cardi B & More

Hand-selected by Executive Producers Halle Berry and Cardi B, the Soundtrack exclusively assembles a cohort of fiery female stars. The soundtrack features all-female artists including H.E.R, Cardi B., City Girls, Saweetie, Latto, Erica Banks, Flo Milli, Baby Tate, Young M.A., DreamDoll, and Roc Nation’s Rapsody, Big Bottle Wyanna, and Ambre.

The London Climate Change Festival Will Stream SONG FOR NATURE

Launched by Janie Dee in 2020, the London Climate Change Festival announces today specially curated concert with an all-star line up Song for Nature will be available on Stream.Theatre for a limited run ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, Song for Nature was conceived to to raise awareness of climate change featuring a spectacular line-up of performances.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRUISED Starring & Directed by Halle Berry

Netflix has released the trailer for Bruised, a new film starring and directed by Halle Berry, following the story of a previously-retired mixed martial arts fighter who is coaxed into a brutal underground fight. The film also stars Adriane Lenox, Adan Canto, and Sheila Atim. Watch the trailer now!


Sheila Atim has not appeared on Broadway.

Sheila Atim has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Sheila Atim's first West End show was Constellations which opened in 2021

Sheila Atim has been nominated for the Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical at the Olivier Awards for her performance in the musical "Girl From The North Country".

Sheila Atim has won the Olivier Award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical for her performance in "Girl From The North Country".

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