About Bola Aiyeola
Bola was born in Nigeria and trained at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, England. Selected Film and Television credits include Clarice, Coroner, Damien, The Expense, Lucky Day and 11.22.63.
Selected London credits include Crown Prosecutor, Rockcliff Babies and Case of the Missing Torso.
Theatre credits in Toronto include The Container (Theatre Fix), Petra (Theatre Direct).
Selected theatre credits in London include The Beatification of Area Boy (The West Yorkshire Playhouse), Death and the King’s Horseman (Royal Exchange Manchester).
Selected Voice work includes Blood Wedding (BBC Radio), Drums along Balmoral Drive (BBC Radio).
Photos courtesy of Denise Grant
What inspired you to pursue acting?
My family’s background in producing commercials in Nigeria and London. It was almost a natural transition into wanting to be in the world that has fascinated me for so long. The world of film, stage and voice.
What is your dream role?
A character that has had a complicated past whilst trying to deal with the present in order to make a better future. I am more drawn to dramatics than comedy.
Updated April 2021