Keon Martial-Phillip graduated from the Three Year Course in 2019 and the same year, he made his professional stage debut at the Park Theatre in a ground-breaking piece of theatre, Summer Rolls. It was the first British Vietnamese play to be staged in the UK. Written by Tuyen Do and produced by VanThanh Productions, in association with Park Theatre, the play addresses the journey of discovery for a young second-generation immigrant whose family escaped war-torn Vietnam.
Keon will make his big screen debut in Yes Man, written and directed by Daniel Glenn-Barbour, and due for release in February 2021. Yes Man is the untold story of young men living in London; in particular, those living in lower-class areas. Glenn-Barbour’s intention is to provoke the audience and challenge stereotypical views towards the actions of the main characters, who have been moulded by their environment.
Keon says of his time at the School: ”I graduated in 2019 and left feeling equipped to sustain the pressures of being a professional actor, but the learning never stops. I’m glad I made the choice to train; it instilled within me discipline and determination”.