Adam Deacon is an English film actor, rapper, writer and director best known for his lead role in the film Kidulthood and directorial debut, Anuvahood.
Although his acting career began with guest appearances in Ali G Indahouse and The Bill, Deacon's major breakthrough came when he landed a starring role in the urban drama film Kidulthood. Since, he has worked with Kidulthood writer Noel Clarke on a number of other projects, including the sequel Adulthood, spin-off 188.8.131.52, and the one-off television pilot West 10 LDN.
When Deacon became increasingly frustrated with what he felt was a 'glass ceiling' above him in his acting career, he took matters in his own hands by co-writing, co-directing and playing the lead role in his own urban comedy, Anuvahood.
The film is described as, "a pulls-no-punches, coming-of-age story, centring on one directionless hopeless 'shotter', who finds his true worth in the face of urban adversity."
Following this, Time Out magazine labelled Deacon "The New Face of Youth Cinema". In February 2012, he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award, an award that former collaborator Noel Clarke won three years previously, for his work on Anuvahood.
Since then, Deacon has appeared in many lead and supporting roles in feature films, including Bonded by Blood, Jack Falls, Shank, Everywhere and Nowhere and Payback Season amongst others. He also played a guest appearance in Victim.
Film-News.co.uk managed to get an exclusive interview with Adam Deacon at the premiere of his somewhereto_ short film. Check out the full uncut interview below.