Organisers of the British Urban Film Festival have announced that this year’s event has been extended from 6 to 7 days with #the advent of Shakespeare Sunday – an afternoon of Shakespeare-themed short film screenings set in the modern day.
In 2004, Johnson played the title character in the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company’s Othello. In 2016, Johnson was cast as the Earl of Kent in the Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Manchester co-production of King Lear. Johnson received praise for his performance, with the Guardian writing “giving depth to straight simplicity” and the Manchester Theatre Awards saying that “… wrongest servant Kent is played with passion and often with humour by Wil Johnson”.
Writer, broadcaster, and personal advisor John Byrne will be joining the Q&A. For over a decade, John has been a career advisor to The Stage Newspaper interviewing well over 3000 theatre and screen industry professionals ranging from beginners to established actors, directors, producers and technical crew. Recipient of the IARA award for Diversity in 2016, John will be offering his advice on acting and career choices for emerging talent.