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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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West End Revival, 2021

Sheila Atim Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical

Sheila Atim, Girl From The North Country

Sheila Atim News

Jeremy O. Harris, Adrian Lester, Jodie Whittaker, and More Join The Cast of ECHO at The Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre and LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) have announced a further nine artists who will perform in the world premiere of ECHO (Every Cold-Hearted Oxygen) written by critically acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour.
Video: MUFASA: THE LION KING, Featuring Music From Lin-Manuel Miranda

An all new film in Disney's The Lion King series is coming this December! 'Mufasa: The Lion King' will feature new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also serves as producer alongside Mark Mancina. Watch an all new trailer in the video here!
800 Black Actors Sign Letter in Support of ROMEO & JULIET Star Following 'Racist and Misogynistic Abuse'

Over 800 Black actors have signed a letter in support of Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, who has faced racially-targeting bullying after being cast as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet in London.
CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available to Stream on National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre has announced that the Donmar Warehouse revival of the Royal Court Theatre Production, CONSTELLATIONS, directed by former artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse Michael Longhurst (Amadeus) will be available to stream on National Theatre at Home.
Indhu Rubasingham Appointed Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced the appointment of Indhu Rubasingham as the next Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre.
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.


How many Broadway shows has Sheila Atim been in?

Sheila Atim has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Sheila Atim been in?

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

What was Sheila Atim's first West End show?

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

What awards has Sheila Atim been nominated for?

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

What awards has Sheila Atim won?

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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