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Behind the Breakout: Ann Akinjirin

If there's anything Ann Akinjirin can't conquer, we're not aware of it. Although best known as an actor, the British star has also written, directed, and produced both stage and screen productions — and to critical acclaim.

You'll most likely know Ann's work from the Marvel / Disney+ series Moon Knight or Michaela Coel's modern classic I May Destroy You, but keen UK theatre-goers will no doubt also recognise her as the face of Harts, the theatre company she was Artistic Director of from 2010 to 2020.

Now, she's back on our screens in the BBC adaptation of Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, where she leads a young cast of actors (and a dog) as the beloved Aunt Fanny.

Here, we speak to Ann about rejection, morning routines, and joining the MCU.

Ann Akinjirin, © BBC
Ann Akinjirin, © BBC

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