Hair Police: R & D Cast 
 

KALUNGI SSEBANDEKE

Kalungi's screen credits include DOCTORS, DOCTOR WHO, CASUALTY AND HOKBY CITY (BBC), THE DUMPING GROUND (CBBC) and CUCUMBR (Channel 4).

His theatre credits include THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Almeida Theatre) and BLOOD KNOT (Orange Tree Theatre, dir. Matthew Xia).

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SOFIA ENGSTRAND

Sofia is a Swedish-British actress and audiobook narrator. Originally from a dance background, she has since trained extensively in improv comedy and clown.

 

Sofia recording audiobooks for Penguin, Pan Macmillan and Harper Collins amongst others. Sofia was in the Offie nominated ensemble piece at The Camden Fringe Festival.

Her most recent credits include VISKAR I VINDEN (Parakeet Films), THE LIBERATOR (Netflix)  Blow (Tramp Productions, Vault Festival), VILLAIN INTERRUPTED (Doll’s in Amber) and RACE TODAY (New Slang Productions) at Bernie Grants Arts Centre.

 

Sofia has trained in Clown, Le Jeu and Bouffon at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France and in improv comedy at The Free Association in London and The Groundlings in LA.

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CAL-I JONEL

Cal-I Jonel is a creative artist from East London.

Whilst working as a secondary school teacher and Head of Department, Cal-I developed his creative passion through writing, directing plays and digital video productions for youth groups in his local community and independently releasing his own music. After a 10-year career in education, he left the profession to train at the Identity School of Acting and Maktub Theatre group.

Cal-I made his West End debut two years later as Elder Ghali in THE BOOK OF MORMON and recently performed in his original play, NO MORE MR NICE, at the Camden People’s Theatre.

Cal-I Jonel is also an emerging writer and in June 2021, he released a chapter in a book about fatherhood (DAD). Cal-I is currently has a play under development with the award-winning arts organisation, Nouveau Riché.

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MARIÉME DIOUF

Marième's theatre credits include UNDERWATER LOVE and OFFSIDE (Futures Theatre) THE HOES (Hampstead theatre), CUTTIN IT (Royal Court), A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Open Air Theatre), HAMLET,  CYMBELINE, KING LEAR (Royal Shakespeare Company) and LIBERIAN GIRL (Royal Court).


Here TV credits include OUTLANDER- (Amazon).

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ROBINAH KIRONDÉ

Robinah trained at Drama Centre London and the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute in Moscow.

Theatre includes JULIUS  CAESAR (Sheffield Crucible); and PRODIGAL (Orange Tree Theatre).

 

TV includes Anthony(BBC), CARNIVAL ROW (Amazon Prime), and THE WIDOW (ITV).

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NAOMI BELLE

Naomi Belle is a north London-based actress who started her acting journey in various theatres across London, performances at Almeida Theatre include PARALLAX, HOUSE OF BERNADA ALBA and THE RASHOMON EFFECT.

 

Graduating from Kingston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Creative Writing, she has since taken her talents to the screen, featuring in independent short films and web series, most notably DEAR JESUS, which won a Screen Nation award.

 

Naomi continues to expand her list of credits with more screen appearances set to be released in 2022. 

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HARRY NAPIER

Trained as a cellist, Harry's first opportunities in theatre came as a musician. This led to work as a composer and actor/musician for companies such as Theatre Alibi, Passion Pit, Creation Theatre, Interplay, London Bubble, Half Moon Theatre and the Arcola Theatre. Other acting credits include productions by Forest Forge, Nuffield Theatre, West Yorks Playhouse, Exeter Northcott, Ludlow Festival, The Watermill, Jermyn Street Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Wilton's Music Hall, The Globe Players,  Nabokov and the Almeida Theatre.

His most outstanding experience as an actor was in RACE TODAY produced at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre directed by Tian Glasgow.

As a theatre musician Harry's credits include national and international touring for Theatre Alibi, Birmingham Stage and Shakespeare's Globe, and regional and West End work for venues such as Theatre Clwyd, The Comedy Theatre and The Old Vic.

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WRITERS

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