Established actor Femi Tay Oguns founded Identity Drama School in October 2003. After leaving drama school he went on to university where he obtained a joint honours degree in Race and Culture and Performing Arts. It was here he drew on personal experience and longed to create a drama school which would give actors the platform to express themselves to their fullest.
As an actor, Femi Tay Oguns has featured in a number of award winning dramas in both television and film. His credits include: Down to Earth BBC, EastEnders BBC, Strange BBC, The Bill ITV, Holby City BBC, Doctors BBC, Take my Heart Dogma Film Ch4, 100 things you don’t know about men BBC, the Bafta nominated Prime Suspect ITV, feature film La Chinoise for FilmFour and feature film Last Chance Harvey opposite Dustin Hoffman.
Femi Tay Oguns has also carved out a successful career in the field of writing where his debut play Torn received the MSVA Award for Best Stage Production 2008. The immense success of Torn caught the attention of the Royal National Theatre, where he developed his second play Sponge.
Femi Tay Ogun’s considerable achievements have led to a series of high profile accommodations. In 2010 he was named as a UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit in the fields of Acting and Writing. Femi Tay Oguns was also named on Powerful Media’s Power List 2010 of the top 100 most influential figures of African/Caribbean decent.
“The purpose of Identity Drama School is to encourage actors from all backgrounds to know themselves, to value themselves, and to express and celebrate their identity through acting.”
Screen Nation values the outstanding achievements of Femi Oguns in developing UK screen acting and writing talent through Identity Drama School and the IAG Agency UK & USA and is proud to honour him with our inaugural Special Achievement Award.
For information on Identity Drama School please visit the official website www.identitydramaschool.com