Femi Oguns MBE
Identity Drama School
Speaking at Where’s the Talent?
Identity Agency Group & Identity School of Acting.
Established actor Femi Oguns founded Identity School of Acting in October 2003. After leaving drama school he went on to university where he obtained a joint honours degree in Race and Culture and Performing Arts. It was here he drew on personal experience and longed to create a drama school which would give actors of all ethnicities the platform to express themselves to their fullest.
Femi’s considerable achievements have led to a series of high profile commendations. In 2010 he was named as a UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit in the fields of Acting and Writing. He was also named on Powerful Media’s Power List of the top 100 most influential figures of African/Caribbean descent. In 2014, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Royal Majesty for his services to the acting industry.
As an actor, Femi has featured in a number of award winning dramas in both television and film. Femi has also carved out a successful career in the field of writing, where his debut play Torn received the MSVA Award for Best Stage Production 2008. The immense success of Torn caught the attention of the Royal National Theatre, and The Royal Court where he developed his second play, Sponge.
Founded in 2006, Identity Agency Group (IAG) is now one of the United Kingdom’s leading acting agencies; of which Femi is the CEO and Lead Agent. IAG is the first point of call for casting directors seeking the very best in diverse UK talent. In 2011 IAG US division was formed, merging with some of the top agencies and management companies in the United States, representing clients both in the UK and North America. IAG Los Angeles is now working in partnership with the likes of WME, Gersh, and ICM to name but a few.