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Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu


Paapa Essiedu (born 11 June 1990) is a British actor. He grew up in East London with his mother, who was a fashion and design teacher. His family comes from Ghana, where he has a half brother and sister. He won a scholarship to The Forest School, Walthamstow and his ambition as he grew older was to become a doctor. Essiedu became more involved with Shakespeare when he was accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Perhaps Essiedu's most famous Shakespeare role was for the lead character in Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet in 2016.

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1990-06-11
  • Place of Birth: Southwark, London, England, UK
  • Also Known As: Paapa Kwaakye Essiedu