Go Beyond The Line Of Duty
Rudi Dharmalingam is an incredible British actor with an impressive theater resume and will soon be making his mark in the television arena. He will next be seen in the psychological drama series WAKEFIELD on Showtime, premiering October 18th for 8 episodes rolling out weekly. The show debuted on ABC in Australia and received such massive acclaim and global attention that it was acquired by Showtime for US distribution.
WAKEFIELD is described as a psychological drama that shines a dark comedic light on what happens when the sanest individual working in a psych ward begins to lose his grip. Rudi plays Nik Katira, who after years working as a psych nurse at Wakefield, is exceptionally good at his job. With a gift for soothing the afflicted and reaching the unreachable, he’s the most stable person in what tends to be a pretty crazy environment. But now, as his own sanity is slipping, the question is … why? Tackling the complexity of mental illness with humor and heart, the series explores the fine line between sanity and madness, powered by an intriguing psychological mystery. It’s a fascinating journey into the mind of a man tasked with worrying about everyone else’s minds.
Rudi will also be seen in the new Sky1 series EXTINCTION opposite Tom Burke for Q1 of 2022, and will return for the third season of THE SPLIT on AMC next year. Extinction is an 8-part series set in London following the story of George (Pappa Essiedu), a man who realizes he can jump back in time and joins Lazarus, a special organization of people who share his ability and use it to stop global crises. Rudi plays Shiv, a Lazarus agent with a dark side who is clever, sarcastic and pessimistic when his tough love caring is not peeking through. Best known for co-starring in HAMLET at the Barbican opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, he also recently wrapped the West End production of MARY STUART and did a notable run on Broadway in THE HISTORY BOYS opposite James Corden.
Additionally, Rudi has also been named an Ambassador for the UK/Australia’s British Council alongside Cate Blanchett, Bernardine Evaristo, Genevieve Bell; her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II is the Patron. This cultural exchange celebrates the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation, prompting conversations about where they have come from, who they really are now and where they can go together.
“What I love about screen acting is you’re given the opportunity to be as intimate as you want to be.”
“As long as I’m doing everything in my power to be the best actor I can be, then I can sleep at night.”
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