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Funny In Failure

Jun 12, 2023

Chukwudi Iwuji is an award winning actor as well as a writer.

An extraordinary actor both on screen and on stage, Chukwudi continues to captivate audiences with his versatility and establish himself as one to watch.  

He recently made his debut in the Marvel universe in James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3, the final instalment in the blockbuster franchise. Starring as the main villain ‘High Evolutionary’, Chukwudi has received rave reviews for his performance as an all-time Marvel Villain. 

In 2022, he made his debut in the DC Universe starring as ‘Clemson Mern’ in the DC Comics and HBOMax series PEACEMAKER, also from the mind of James Gunn. Additional television credits include the BBC drama THE SPLIT, Michael Morrissey’s THE GIRL WHO GOT AWAY, as well as the Emmy nominated Amazon limited series THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD for director Barry Jenkins. Other television appearances include WHEN THEY SEE US, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, QUANTICO, THE BLINDSPOT, MADAM SECRETARY, and DOCTOR WHO.  

His additional film credits include the Netflix feature SHINE YOUR EYES, the thriller DANIEL ISN’T REAL opposite Sasha Lane and Patrick, Netflix’s BARRY, Chad Stahelski’s JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 opposite Keanu Reeves, A WOMAN A PART, NOW: IN THE WINGS OF A WORLD STAGE, the multi-award winning EXAM, and FALL TO RISE. 

As an accomplished theater veteran, Chukwudi starred in OTHELLO for The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park as well as in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and HAMLET. His performance in THE LOW ROAD, directed by Michael Greif, earned him an Obie Award, as well as 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations. An Associate Artist of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company for his numerous Shakespearean performances, he has also received two Olivier awards for his titular role as HENRY VI in the RSC’s 2009 productions of parts I, II, and III.   

Other stage credits include the titular role in the Public Theatre’s HAMLET directed by Patricia McGregor; Ivo van Hove’s OBSESSION opposite Jude Law, and HEDDA GABLER opposite Ruth Wilson, both for The National Theatre; The Public Theatre’s productions of KING LEAR and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA; Theatre for a New Audience’s TAMBURLAINE directed by Michael Boyd; and the Old Vic’s RICHARD III directed by Sam Mendes. 

He is also a founding member of Chudor House Productions, his family’s production and management company.

We chat about the cycle of highs and lows, having his own stamp, the benefits of meditation, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, working hard at our emotions, fear, pay offs, signs and guardian angels.

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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