The Split

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.


  • 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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19 Rudi Dharmalingam on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Rudi Dharmalingam

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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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