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SACHA DHAWAN has enjoyed success across theatre, film and television. He had the honour of being part of the original London and Broadway cast of Alan Bennet’s multi-award winning play and international hit THE HISTORY BOYS, which was made into a hugely popular feature film. “The acting is wonderful’ wrote The New York Times and The Guardian called it “a superb, life-enhancing play.”Both the stage production and screen adaptation was directed by the celebrated, Sir Nicholas Hytner. Further theatre credits include plays at the National Theatre, The Royal Exchange and The Royal Court. This Summer Sacha will appear in the world premiere of Alan Bennett’s new play Allelujah! at the Bridge Theatre in London.
In 2007, Sacha won the Royal Television Society’s Breakthrough Award - On Screen for his perfectly pitched performance of Karim in Channel 4’s feature length drama BRADFORD RIOTS. His television credits are incredibly varied with a memorable leading role in NOT SAFE FOR WORK, again from Channel 4, where he “stole the show” (The Telegraph). Further credits include cult show UTOPIA, a season lead in primetime favourite MR SELFRIDGE, the rollacoaster hit LINE OF DUTY,BEING HUMAN, 24 (Fox), Outsourced (NBC), the stunning LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX and NO OFFENCE.
In film, Sacha has worked with some of the best in the business. He appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s AFTER EARTH with Will Smith and Sophie Okonedo; LADY IN THE VAN, directed again by Hytner, with a star-studded cast consisting of Maggie Smith, James Corden, Dominic Cooper, Frances De La Tour and Jim Broadbent.
Already demonstrating huge range as an actor, Sacha plays a significant role in the new series of BBC’s flagship thriller SHERLOCK.. Previously attracting viewing figures of up to 8.4 million alone in the UK, the highest last year for a drama in the festive season, the drama is also a hit worldwide. Sacha can currently be seen in the anticipated Netflix Marvel comic book based series IRON FIST, as the notorious villain Davos aka. Steel Serpent. A second series has been confirmed for next year.
Sacha received outstanding reviews for his lead role in the BBC Two feature film THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT, based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of Sathnam Sanghera “Sacha Dhawan’s performance as Sanghera was beautifully controlled” The Times. The one off drama attracted BBC2’s biggest Monday night drama audience of the year and was also the channel’s highest-rated single drama of 2017. Sacha’s brilliant performance earned him a well deserved ‘Best Actor’ award at the Eastern Eye ACTA awards held in 2018.