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Boyega's subsequent roles include appearances in ''Junkhearts'' (with [[Nabil Elouahabi]]), ''Law and Order: UK'' (with [[Colin Salmon]]), ''Half of a Yellow Sun'' (with [[Hakeem Kae-Kazim]]), and the BBC telefilm ''The Whale'' (with [[Charles Furness]]). He was originally cast as the lead in the HBO pilot ''Da Brick'', based on Mike Tyson's life, but it was not picked up.
 
Boyega's subsequent roles include appearances in ''Junkhearts'' (with [[Nabil Elouahabi]]), ''Law and Order: UK'' (with [[Colin Salmon]]), ''Half of a Yellow Sun'' (with [[Hakeem Kae-Kazim]]), and the BBC telefilm ''The Whale'' (with [[Charles Furness]]). He was originally cast as the lead in the HBO pilot ''Da Brick'', based on Mike Tyson's life, but it was not picked up.
   
In April 2014, Boyega was cast in the lead role in J.J. Abrams' ''Star Wars'' sequel trilogy. Boyega plays Finn, a storm trooper who experiences a crisis of conscience and joins the Resistance movement fighting against the First Order. Background actors [[Rimmel Daniel]] and [[Jorge Leon Martinez]] also appeared in the first film, ''Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'' (2015). Boyega will also reprise the role in ''Episode VIII'' (2017).
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In April 2014, Boyega was cast in the lead role in J.J. Abrams' ''Star Wars'' sequel trilogy. Boyega plays Finn, a storm trooper who experiences a crisis of conscience and joins the Resistance movement fighting against the First Order. Background actors [[Rimmel Daniel]] and [[Jorge Leon Martinez]] also appeared in the first film, ''Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'' (2015). Boyega will also reprise the role in ''The Last Jedi'' (2017).
   
 
==''24'' credits==
 
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== Selected filmography ==
 
== Selected filmography ==
* ''Star Wars: Episode VIII'' (2017)
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* ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi'' (2017)
 
* ''The Circle'' (2017)
 
* ''The Circle'' (2017)
 
* ''Star Wars: The Force Awakens'' (2015)
 
* ''Star Wars: The Force Awakens'' (2015)

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John Adedayo Adegboyega (born March 17, 1992; age 28), known professionally as John Boyega, is a British actor who had a recurring role as Chris Tanner in 24: Live Another Day.

Biography and career

Boyega was born in Peckham, South London, and began acting in school plays before training at the Peckham Theatre and the Identity Drama School. In 2011, he starred as Moses in Joe Cornish's science-fiction cult hit Attack The Block, winning numerous accolades including a Black Reel Award, British Independent Film Award, and a New York Film Academy Award.

Boyega's subsequent roles include appearances in Junkhearts (with Nabil Elouahabi), Law and Order: UK (with Colin Salmon), Half of a Yellow Sun (with Hakeem Kae-Kazim), and the BBC telefilm The Whale (with Charles Furness). He was originally cast as the lead in the HBO pilot Da Brick, based on Mike Tyson's life, but it was not picked up.

In April 2014, Boyega was cast in the lead role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars sequel trilogy. Boyega plays Finn, a storm trooper who experiences a crisis of conscience and joins the Resistance movement fighting against the First Order. Background actors Rimmel Daniel and Jorge Leon Martinez also appeared in the first film, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega will also reprise the role in The Last Jedi (2017).

24 credits

Selected filmography

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • The Circle (2017)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Imperial Dreams (2014)
  • Da Brick (2011)
  • Attack the Block (2011)

Television appearances

  • Law & Order: UK (2011)
  • Becoming Human (2011)

External links

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