Joivan Wade: Big School

Date - 16 August, 2013, All News Comedy Television
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Joivan Wade plays Manyou in the brand new BBC One sitcom, Big School which premieres this evening at 9pm.

Set in an urban secondary school, Big School is a comedy about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards.Chemistry teacher Mr. Church is hopelessly in love with the school’s new French teacher, who in turn is being chased by a lothario gym teacher. David Walliams is 40-something chemistry teacher Mr Church, who has taught at Greybridge School for years. Catherine Tate plays the school’s enthusiastic new recruit, Miss Postern, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France. Philip Glenister plays the lothario gym teacher Mr Gunn, whilst Frances de la Tour is Ms Baron, the no-nonsense, plain-speaking headmistress of Greybridge School. Joanna Scanlan plays Mrs Klebb, the nosey and interfering drama teacher, while Steve Speirs plays Mr Barber, the pessimistic geography teacher who’s counting down the days until he can retire. Finally, Daniel Rigby plays Mr Martin, the mod-like music teacher who desperately wants to be mates with the kids and still clings to his dream of becoming a rock star.

For a sneak peek of Big School, click here.

Overview

Joivan Wade is Vic Stone/ Cyborg in DC Universes newest TV series Doom Patrol.

Joivan stars as Isaiah in the 4th instalment of Hollywood franchise The First Purge for Universal and Blumhouse pictures.

He trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre and rose to prominence in the comedy trio Mandem on the Wall, playing a series regular role in the hit E4 show Youngers.

He has worked alongside comedy legends David Walliams, Catherine Tate and Matt Lucas on BBC series Big School, Walliams and Friend and Pompidou. Joivan also worked with longstanding comedian Sir Lenny Henry in his TV adaption and theatre performance of Rudy’s Rare Records.

Other television credits include BBC crime drama The Interceptor, playing fan favourite Rigsy across two series of Doctor Who and series regular Jordan Johnson in Eastenders.

Film credits include lead roles in The Weekend Movie for Netflix Worldwide, VS. for BBC and Silvertown Films.

Joivan is also co writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 3.2 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

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