Joivan Wade – ‘The First Purge’

Date - 10 November, 2017, All News Film
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Joivan Wade has been announced as lead cast for the fourth installment of The Purge film series from Blumhouse, Universal and Platinum Dunes.

This chapter will serve as a prequel, focusing on the events that lead up to the inaugural Purge event where, for a 12-hour period, all crime is legal.

Gerard McMurray is directing from a script by franchise creator James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the previous three films. DeMonaco is producing with Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Sébastien K. Lemercier.

The film hits theaters July 4.


Joivan Wade trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre.

He 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 and the 4th instalment of Hollywood franchise The First Purge which is due to hit cinemas in July 2018.

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.

Joivan is co represented with Atlas Artists in LA.

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