Ugandans in diaspora have continued to prove their worth in the film industry latest being Sheila Atim a girl who hails from the Northern part of Uganda who the 2018 Laurence Oliver Award for best actress in supporting role.
For starters It’s easy to forget talking about the 26 year old Sheila Atim since she has been at this acting lark for only four years but the fact that she took home the accolade for Best Supporting Actress In A Musical, she is now the talk of the media.
Atim was acclaimed for her roles in the Donmar Warehouse’s recent all-female Shakespeare trilogy in London and, as Babette, she was the best thing about last year’s production of Babette’s Feast at the Print Room theatre in west London. In 2016 she was a mesmerizing presence in Yael Farber’s hard-hitting revival of Les Blancs at the National Theatre. Her stage debut was at Shakespeare’s Globe in The Lightning Child. All this after completing a degree, not at drama school, but at King’s College London in biomedical science.
Atim Sheila’s award-winning part is, of course, as Marianne in Conor McPherson’s Girl From The North Country – the five-star play scored by a re-imagining of Bob Dylan’s songbook. She plays a central role opening in the West End after an initial run at the Old Vic.
The Laurence Olivier Awards also commonly known as the Olivier Awards, are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognize excellence in professional theater in London at an annual ceremony in the capital and the latest The (“2018 Laurence Olivier Awards”) was held on 8 April 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ceremony was hosted by comedian and actress Catherine Tate
Congratulations Girl From Northern Uganda!