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Sundance London to host live table read of Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje's Farming

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ADEWALE Akinnouye-Agbaje, the popular British actor whose hits include TV’s Lost and horror prequel The Thing, will be playing host to one of the more interesting events happening during Sundance London this weekend.

This event takes the form of a live table read of a new script by the actor called Farming, which will be performed by fellow actors including Ashley Walters, Marc Warren, Minnie Driver and David Harewood.

Farming is an autobiographical tale about a young man called Enitan (to be read by Walters) as he grows up in Britain during the ’60s and ’70s.

It examines the then-common practice of ‘farming’, otherwise known as the fostering of children by their immigrant parents to white couples while they work, study and save.

The script for Farming was developed through Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Institute and is conceived as an international film to be premiered at Sundance. It is very much a passion project for the actor, who has spent five years working on it.

The read-through will also feature Nikki Amuka, Michael Socha, Bronson Webb, Joshua Herdman, Ony Uhiara, Femi Oyeniran and Jonathon Hyde.

In what looks set to be a busy Sundance weekend for Adewale, he is also receiving the WorldView Award at the Sundance Awards taking place on Friday evening.