Noma Dumezweni

Noma Dumezweni was a member of our 2009-2011 RSC Ensemble Company, playing Paulina in The Winter's Tale, Calpurnia in Julius Caesar and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.

When the Company was in New York, during the summer of 2011, she interviewed Sir Peter Hall and Michael Boyd reflecting on the RSC's last 50 years, forming part of our official birthday celebrations.

Prior to that she also played in our productions of Breakfast with Mugabe, Antony and Cleopatra and Much Ado About Nothing. Her first RSC role was with Macbeth in 1999.

Noma's extensive theatre appearances include:

  • President of an Empty Room and The Hour we knew Nothing at the National Theatre
  • A Raisin in the Sun for the Young Vic at the Lyric Hammersmith (for which she won an Olivier Award for best performance in a supporting role)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Master and Margarita, Nathan the Wise and The Coffee House at Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Six Characters Searching for an Author at the Gielgud
  • The Bogus Woman at the Traverse and the Bush

She has also made numerous appearances in television films and series, most recently appearing in Frankie as Angie Rascoe, a palliative care nurse (2012-13), whilst other screen credits include Casualty, Doctor Who, Eastenders, New Tricks, Shameless and Dirty Pretty Things.

She is participating in the National Theatre's 50 year celebration performance capturing the 50-year journey of black theatre, through the words, music and people.

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