Thomas Olajide

Thomas Olajide

Year

2017

Program

CBC Actors Conservatory

Biography

Thomas Olajide is a Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated, Toronto-based actor from Vancouver, British Columbia and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. His film credits include Inhuman Condition (Nominated for Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Fiction in the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards) and Mariner (Part of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival’s Canada’s Top Ten). Olajide’s theatre credits include: Black Boys (Saga Collectif and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Beaux Stratagem (Stratford Festival); Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew and The Winter's Tale (Canadian Stage); The Whipping Man and Ruined (Obsidian Theatre); Binti's Journey (Theatre Direct); This Must Be The Place (Architect Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille); Sia (Cahoots Theatre Company and Pyretic Theatre Company); Oliver! (National Arts Centre) and And Slowly Beauty (Belfry Theatre and National Arts Centre). In 2014, he received the Stratford Festival’s Peter Donaldson Award for Great Promise in Shakespeare and the Classics.