Friday, 21 May 2010
Onyi Uhiara is an actress, best known for playing Adele in the BBC sitcom The Crouches, which was broadcast from 2003 until 2005. She was born in the UK of Igbo descent and grew up in East London. In 2002, Ony graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Ony has also featured in The Bill, Doctors, Holby City, Proof and Waking the Dead.
Uhiara has also worked extensively on stage and has appeared in four Royal Shakespeare Company productions, Fall Out by Roy Williams at the Royal Court Theatre and in 2008 she played the lead role in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water at the Young Vic. She was also nominated for an Ian Charleson award [for her role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Pericles].
She recently returned to the Young Vic as part of ATC Theatre Company’s international tour of Eurydice, directed by the Olivier winning director Bijan Sheibani who is most famous for also directing the critically acclaimed The Brothers Size. Ony plays the lead role – Eurydice.
Eurydice is at the Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 from April 29-June 5. Call 020 7922 2922 or visit www.youngvic.org