Babou Ceesay is a BAFTA-nominated actor, most recently starring in Alibi and Showtime’s We Hunt Together. Further recent credits include leading roles in Robin Bissell’s debut feature The Best of Enemies, starring alongside Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell; and Dark Money for BBC Studios. He also played Marcus in John Ridley’s mini-series Guerrilla opposite Freida Pinto and Idris Elba, Martin in Ben Wheatley’s feature Free Fire starring Cillian Murphy and Brie Larson; and Richard Taylor in the BBC’s acclaimed feature Damilola, Our Loved Boy. Babou is currently filming Wolfe, a brand new Sky Original crime series, written by Shameless creator Paul Abbott.
What motivated you to join the Oxford School of Drama Board of Trustees?
As a graduate of the Oxford School of Drama, my time training at the school represents a part of who I am and has had a big impact on my life as a creative and as a person. I was motivated to join the Board of Trustees by my love for the school and my desire to give back.
What would you like to contribute or achieve as part of your role?
As a Trustee, I will work to preserve the things that make the Oxford School of Drama a special place, particularly the strong ethos when it comes to the training. Ultimately my primary aim is to ensure the school sows inclusivity into the fabric of the training, enabling artists from broad backgrounds to hone their craft.