Winner of Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical 2019 for his role as Ike Turner in 'Tina the Musical'
Winner of Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical 2019 for his role as Ike Turner in Tina the Musical - a role he played until April this year, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith graduated from GSA in 2000. Recently seen as Vicar Glen Peters in The Split on BBC1, Kobna was last on stage playing Laertes in Hamlet at the Barbican alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. His previous theatre credits include NT50: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Edward II, Antigone and Death and the King’s Horseman for the National Theatre, The Low Road for the Royal Court, Feast, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Changeling for the Young Vic, Love’s Labour’s Lost for Shakespeare’s Globe and Detaining Justice, Seize the Day, Fabulation, and The Gem of the Ocean for the Tricycle Theatre. His television credits include The Split, Dark Heart, Class, Capital, Crackanory, Worricker Trilogy, and The Last Panthers. Holdbrook-Smith’s film work includes Paddington 2, The Commuter, Justice League, Doctor Strange, The Double and the recent release Mary Poppins Returns, Ghost Stories, and The Dark Outside.