4 Sep 2012
Twitter Q&A with Adam Deacon: 1pm – 2pm, Thursday 13th September
We’re really excited about Part 2 of our Twitter Q&A with BAFTA award-winning actor, writer and director Adam Deacon. We had such a great response from you, that Adam sadly ran out of time in the first session to answer all of your questions.
But don’t worry: we’ve got round two taking place on Thursday 13th September. You can start Tweeting your questions now using the hashtag #AskAdam.
You can never have too much advice and encouragement so whether you’re looking to take your business to the next level or simply need some inspiration to get an idea off the ground, it’s well worth taking part in our live Twitter Q&As – they’re your chance to pick the brains of enterprising, entrepreneurial individuals with the same approach to life and business as you.
A bit about Adam Deacon…
Grossing over £500,000 at the Box Office in its opening week despite Adam working with a shoestring budget of only £300,000, ‘Anuvahood’ entered the UK Box Office at number 7 and the London Box Office at an impressive number 1! The DVD release saw ‘Anuvahood’ enter the national charts at number 3 and number 1 on the iTunes chart too. ‘Anuvahood’ has smashed records and is the second highest grossing British film of 2011 and the most successful British urban film in history – solidifying Adam as one of the most bankable British actors under 30.
Known for his streetwise characters and strong youth following, Adam felt the UK film industry needed a change from the serious ‘urban’ films and realised what was missing from the market – comedy. Teaming up with his best friend Michael Vu, Adam wrote and directed ‘Anuvahood’, a comedy set on a Hackney estate that made fun of urban stereotypes. He played the main character Kenneth himself.
Hackney born and bred, Adam began acting at the age of 12 and trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. Since then, Adam has worked steadily throughout the years, adding to his CV and gaining a wide variety of parts as he mastered his craft in TV, film, and theatre. In 2006, Adam landed a breakthrough part in ‘Kidulthood’ alongside Jaime Winstone, Nicholas Hoult and a whole new wave of UK talent.
Following the success of ‘Kidulthood’ and its sequel ‘Adulthood’, Adam went on to appear in several TV dramas (including ‘West 10 LDN’ and ’Dubplate Drama’) and starred opposite Jaime Winstone again in Channel 4’s horror ‘Dead Set’. To round off a successful 2011, Adam worked with the legendary Sir David Jason in the BBC 1 Christmas Day comedy, ‘The Royal Bodyguard’.
Adam’s success has continued in 2012 and he was nominated for the BAFTA ‘Rising Star Award’ alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddlestone from Thor, Bridesmaid’s Chris O’Dowd and My Week With Marilyn’s Eddie Redmayne. Adam was the bookies’ and media’s outside favourite for the only BAFTA decided by public vote. However, due to an overwhelming show of support from UK artists and well-known figures including Leona Lewis, James Corden, JLS, Tinie Tempah, Jack Wilshere and Rio Ferdinand, Adam emerged as the man of the people and eventually went on to win the award by an overwhelming 65% of the vote! The voice of youth cinema just got louder.
This is a Q&A not to be missed!
How to get involved in our Twitter Q&A
• Use the #AskAdam hashtag to submit a question. We’ll keep it safe for you until the Q&A.
• Follow the hashtag #AskAdam from 2pm-3pm, Thursday 6th September to follow the conversation live and see the other questions asked – they may be helpful for you too.
• Even if you can’t tune in, we’ll include your Twitter handle when your question is asked and in the answer too (if we’ve got enough characters).
• Follow Adam on Twitter @RealAdamDeacon
It’s best to get your questions in as early as possible to make sure Adam will be able to answer them – we often have a flurry of questions at the last minute on our Twitter Q&As and sadly we can’t always get through them all but we promise to try our best.
You never know what your question might lead to – collaborative opportunities are always around the corner when it comes to Virgin Media Pioneers so do get involved.