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Derek Ugochukwu

Derek Ugochukwu

Irish-Nigerian actor
Derek Ugochukwu
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Irish-Nigerian actor
Is Actor Writer
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Education
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
The details

Biography

Derek Ugochukwu (born 7 June 1991) is a Nigerian actor and screenwriter.

Early life and education

Ugochukwu was born in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. He is the third of six children raised in an Igbo Catholic family. He moved to Kuching, Malaysia at age 16 to obtain a degree in Business Management and subsequently to Ireland to pursue his acting career, playing his ever first theatre role as 'Olaudah Equiano' at Dublin's Scene and Heard Festival. In 2019, Ugochukwu graduated with a 1st class Masters degree in Screenwriting for Film & Television at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), making him a double Master's holder

Career

Ugochukwu's early work includes roles in multiple short films and the main role of 'Abu Al Jabar' in 2020 Crime Drama Series Cold Courage based on a book by Finnish author Pekka Hiltunen. In 2018, he landed the role of 'Father Okocha' in "Honest" premiering at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh. He then made his feature film debut with "Dub Daze" (2019), a modern Irish version of the 1993 comedy movie Dazed and confused, premiered at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival in 2019.

In 2018, Ugochukwu took part in Of Mice and Men as Crooks.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.iadt.ie/gallery/derek-ugochukwu
http://broocksagency.com/flv_members/derek-ugochukwu/
https://filmfreeway.com/DerekUgochukwu
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https://www.screenireland.ie/directory/view/9053/honest
https://www.fajriff.com/en/film/honest/
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