Joivan Wade plays Richie in the pilot episode of Rudy’s Rare Records. The radio version is a firm favourite for Radio 4 listeners, Joivan shoots the TV version this week in Birmingham, alongside Lenny Henry who plays his father, Adam.
Rudy’s Rare Records is a tiny old reggae record shop in Birmingham. It’s one of a dying breed; a place with real soul, stacked with piles of vinyl. It’s owned by the charismatic, irrepressible Rudy Sharpe (Larrington Walker), reluctantly helped out by his neurotic son Adam (Lenny Henry) and Handsworth’s first, black, surly girly goth, Tasha (Natasha Godfrey).Overview
Joivan Wade is Vic Stone/ Cyborg in Season 1 & 2 of DC Universes Doom Patrol.
Joivan stars as Isaiah in the 4th installment 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.About Sainou
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