Kwaku Fortune has most recently been cast as Josh Ola in Hidden Assets alongside Angeline Ball, Simone Kirby and Peter Coonan. He will next play the role of Ray alongside Ingrid Craigie in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, directed by Rachel O’Riordan for the Lyric Hammersmith and Chichester Festival Theatre. Other recent screen credits include Line of Duty for the BBC; Normal People directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald for BBC 1 & 3 and Hulu; Redemption directed by John Hayes; Burn It All, opposite Toni O’Rourke and Animals alongside Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, directed by Sophie Hyde.
On stage he most recently played the role of Eli in Asking for It at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Everyman, Cork; Peat directed by Tim Crouch and the role of Dara Mood in Caitríona McLaughlin’s acclaimed production of Marina Carr’s On Raftery’s Hill, directed for the main stage at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre.
Kwaku trained at the Lir Academy, Dublin (in association with RADA).