Matt Lim

Matt Lim is a multi award-nominated actor, writer, theatre- and film-maker, and the artistic director of Punchline Theatre. As well as being a published academic author, Matt has experience working in print and radio journalism, both in the UK and abroad. He is a former elected member of Equity’s Race Equality Committee.

Education: Cambridge University

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Irvine Iqbal

Irvine is the first and only British Asian actor to have performed in all three British Asian musicals in the West End which include Bombay Dreams, The Far Pavilions and Bend it like Beckham. 

 

In 2017, Irvine was awarded ARAM Associate at The Royal Academy of Music. Irvine previously worked for Stratagem Consulting where he carried out diversity training for magic circle law firms.

 

Education: MBA at University of Westminster​ 

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Michelle Chantelle Hopewell

Michelle is a London born and Edinburgh based Black British actor. As well as theatre and film work, Michelle is also a writer and advocate for proper representation in the arts. This passion began during her training in a bid to see other black students properly facilitated.


Michelle has written about these issues for publications such as HuffPost, Pride, The Unedit and Black British Bulletin.

Education: University of Edinburgh 

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Julie Cheung-Inhin

Julie Cheung-Inhin is an actor and writer. After graduating from drama school in 2015, she created No More Lotus Flower!, a satirical show on the absurdities of being a British East Asian actor in the UK today and which was later published in the anthology Foreign Goods Last Forever.

 

She is British-born Sino-Mauritian and was a recent member of Equity’s Race Equality Committee.

Education: Law at University College, London

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Daniel is an actor ad writer. As an actor his has appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Finborough and Royal Court as well in films and TV.  

 

He is one of 21 writers of colour featured in the best-selling essay collection, The Good Immigrant and is currently on commission at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is the former Chair of the Equity Race Equality Committee, founder member of BEATS (British East Asians in Theatre and on Screen) and was placed at 90 in The Stage 100 Most Influential People in Theatre 2019. 

Education: East 15 Acting School

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Jassa is an actor, writer and filmmaker. Jassa came to prominence as loveable badboy Rocky in the hit BBC Three series ‘Some Girls’, followed by starring roles in ‘Ripper Street’, 'Unforgotten' and ‘Peaky Blinders’. 

Jassa is of mixed British-Indian heritage and created the hashtag #BothNotHalf to express his experience, an idea which he shared at TEDxChandigarh in 2020.

Education: University College London

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