Sheila Atim was named by Variety as one of 10 Brits to Watch for 2020. She stars opposite Halle Berry in Berry’s directorial debut Bruised, which premiered at TIFF 2020, securing Netflix as its home. Atim was awarded the Rising Star award at TIFF for the same performance. She won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical in 2018 for her performance in Girl From The North Country at the Old Vic Theatre and starred alongside Mark Rylance and Andre Holland in Shakespeare’s Othello at The Globe, both in London. She played a series regular in Hulu’s show Harlots opposite Samantha Morton and is featured in Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse for Amazon.
Atim has performed in award-winning theatre productions in the West End, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, and The Old Vic. She also won the Critics’ Circle Award for most promising newcomer in 2018 and was awarded an MBE by the Queen of England for her contributions to theatre and the arts in 2019.