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Guardians of The Galaxy

Chukwudi Iwuji

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Chukwudi is a brilliant, British/Nigerian classically-trained actor who’s versatility has already started paving the way for a bright career ahead. Chukwudi is making his Marvel debut as the big bad villain ‘High Evolutionary’ in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3, the next installment in the blockbuster franchise, premiering May 5, 2023. GOTG3 is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and Chukwudi’s character is already being deemed as one “who will steal the show in 2023.”

Last year, Chukwudi made his DC debut in the hilariously chaotic DC Comics and HBOMax series PEACEMAKER from the mind of James Gunn. The series was quickly “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes. Chukwudi’s portrayal of ‘Clemson Murn’ had him buzzing as one of the biggest breakout stars of 2022.

An accomplished theater veteran, Chukwudi previously starred in OTHELLO for The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park as well as in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and HAMLET. Chuk’s performance in THE LOW ROAD, directed by Michael Greif, earned him an Obie Award, as well as 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations. An Associate Artist of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company for his numerous Shakespearean performances, he has also received two Olivier awards for his titular role as HENRY VI in the RSC’s 2009 productions of parts I, II, and III.

Other credits include the BBC drama THE SPLIT, Michael Morrissey’s THE GIRL WHO GOT AWAY, and the Amazon limited series THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD for director Barry Jenkins.


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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • The Split
  • Peacemaker
  • The Underground Railroad
  • Designated Survivor
  • When They See Us
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Barry
  • Quantico
  • Madam Secretary

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Karen Gillan

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Fear-Less vs Fear-Ful

At age 16, Karen decided she wanted to pursue her acting career further and studied under the renowned theatre director Scott Johnston at the Performing Arts Studio Scotland. She later attended the prestigious Italia Conti Academy in London. During her first year, she landed a role on Rebus(2000) and soon appeared in a variety of programs including Channel 4’s Stacked (2008) and The Kevin Bishop Show (2008), as well as a two-year stint on the long-running series Doctor Who (2005). Karen also starred in the film Outcast (2010), starring James Nesbitt. She also starred as Eliza Dooley on the situation comedy Selfie(2014).

She can currently be seen in Netflix’s big summer action movie, GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE. Karen plays a badass female assassin who, when a job goes wrong, must choose between serving the ruthless crime syndicate she works for and saving the life of an 8-year old girl. Angela Bassett, Lena Headey and Michelle Yeoh co-star as a cohort of assassins she teams up with to take down the army of men coming to take everything from them.

Upcoming she will reprise her role as ‘Nebula’ in Taika Waititi’s THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, which is slated for release on May 6, 2022, as well as James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 opposite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper, which will be released in 2023. She recently wrapped production on Judd Apatow’s THE BUBBLE for Netflix opposite Pedro Pascal, Fred Armisen and Maria Bakalova. Karen is also set to star opposite Awkwafina in Amazon’s action-comedy SHELLY as well as opposite Aaron Paul in the sci-fi thriller DUAL.


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“I kept writing to an agent when I was 15, I pestered him, he said he took me on because of my sheer perseverance.”

“I wish I could learn something from the younger me, more so than the other way around. “Younger me was fear-LESS, and now I am fear-FUL”

“If I can’t take the normal router, how do I take a weird angle, just get crazy”


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