Scottish-Nigerian actor/producer Moyo Akandé (175, Guilt, The Cry)

Scottish-Nigerian Moyo Akandé grew up in Glasgow before heading to London to specialize in her love of acting. She now has an extensive list of film and television credits in particular for the BBC, recently starring in the BAFTA winning television series ‘Guilt’. Moyo has also worked consistently in theatres across Britain with Oliver and Tony award-winning directors.  

Her passion for film and diverse storytelling led her to co-found an independent production company, Lucid Dreamers Productions, with her sister Morayo Akandé. The Akande Sisters are currently producing ‘A.V Van’ – a Shorts Circuit and BFI.NETWORK funded short film. At Lucid Dreamers they continue to produce international content from a fresh perspective. 

Moyo was a member of the film jury at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. She developed and starred in the BAFTA and BIFA nominated ‘1745’ – a Scottish Film Talent Network and BFI.NETWORK funded short film, which is currently being developed into a feature film.

Website: www.moyo-akande.com

Join us on the 29th of March at 20:00 GMT to listen to Moyo and ask your questions!


Each month, EYT Artistic Director and renowned Scottish actor, Shauna Macdonald, hosts a conversation on zoom with a different distinguished guest from the arts industry, who will tell you all they know about their craft. You are part of the conversation and are invited to ask questions throughout.

The aim of these sessions is to inspire as many people as possible and to give real insight into the theatre, film and television industry. Edinburgh Youth Theatre has reached out to these professionals to take part in our fundraising event series for youth arts, and they have really stepped up!

Tickets price is a suggested donation of £15, raising much needed funds for the youth theatre.

Future Masterclasses

Writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Wedding Belles, Filth, Headstate)

Writers and creators of ‘Burnistoun’ Robert Florence and Iain Connell

Director Philip John (Downton Abbey, Outlander, Moondogs, Wedding Belles)

Actor, writer and producer Moyo Akandé (175, Guilt, The Cry)

Lighting crew chief and technical manager Anna MacInnes (Olympics Ceremony, Wicked, Elton John)

Director John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here)

These online events are made accessible by two British Sign Language interpreters.

Past guests: actor Jack Lowden, actor Kate Dickie, casting director Simone Pereira Hind, actor James McAvoy