Adjani Salmon

Writer/Director/Actor

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Adjani Salmon is the winner of the Royal Television Society's 2022 Breakthrough Award and a 2022 BAFTA winner

Adjani is a budding, driven, award winning writer, actor and director who hails from Jamaica. Before graduating from the Met Film School, he created and ran a production company focusing on adverts, psa’s and corporate videos. During this time he wrote and directed a 13-episode web series, which amassed over 40,000 views in 3 months. In 2013, Adjani dissolved his business and moved to the UK to pursue his Masters in Directing Film. His graduation film, HIS FATHER'S SON, screened at numerous film festivals internationally, including Cannes, Blackstar and the Montreal World Film festival. He is the writer, producer and lead actor for DREAMING WHILST BLACK (watch the webseries here).

Adjani filmed a pilot of DREAMING WHILST BLACK for the BBC in early 2021. Once again, Adjani starred in the lead role alongside his writing and producing roles. Early reviews have been excellent - with the show receiving nothing less than 4 stars. The Radio Times wrote: "Salmon's takes on modern city life, racism  and the pain of a self-sabotaging artist are more than enough for a full series." Watch the pilot here

Over the summer of 2021, Adjani filmed a lead role (alongside fellow guest-star, Aisling Bea, and the Doctor) in the DOCTOR WHO festive special. The special was released on New Year's Day to effusive praise from critics and audiences. The Telegraph called it - "The best episode in years," and The Independent wrote that the the special was the series, "Back at its best," whilst also highlighting Adjani's performance as particularly charismatic. The Metro and Den of Geek both raved about Adjani's performance with each respectively writing - "Aisling and Adjani stunned in their guest roles," and, "It's Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon that steal the show this week with two very flawed, vulnerable and human performances."

Adjani can currently be seen starring opposite Sarah Solemani, Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd and Sienna Miller as series regular, Aston, in CHIVALRY for Channel 4. The show, which premiered on 21st April 2022, has already received rave reviews from the Telegraph, the Independent, and the Guardian alike. 

Adjani was recently selected for the The Guardian's list of "The Hottest new TV Stars for 2022and I Talk Telly's list of "22 TV Stars of Tomorrow for 2022". 

Short Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

Precious Hair & Beauty

Dapper Dele

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

DR WHO: EVE OF THE DALEKS

Nick

Annetta Laufer

BBC

CHIVALRY

Aston

Baby Cow / Channel 4

ENTERPRICE

Lionel

BBC

DREAMING WHILST BLACK

Kwabena

BBC / Big Deal Films

DREAMING WHILST BLACK (Webseries)

Kwabena

4Quarter Films

Film, TV & Theatre

Adjani Salmon is the winner of the Royal Television Society's 2022 Breakthrough Award and a 2022 BAFTA winner

Adjani is a budding, driven, award winning writer, actor and director who hails from Jamaica. Before graduating from the Met Film School, he created and ran a production company focusing on adverts, psa’s and corporate videos. During this time he wrote and directed a 13-episode web series, which amassed over 40,000 views in 3 months. In 2013, Adjani dissolved his business and moved to the UK to pursue his Masters in Directing Film. His graduation film, HIS FATHER'S SON, screened at numerous film festivals internationally, including Cannes, Blackstar and the Montreal World Film festival. He is the writer, producer and lead actor for DREAMING WHILST BLACK (watch the webseries here).

Adjani filmed a pilot of DREAMING WHILST BLACK for the BBC in early 2021. Once again, Adjani starred in the lead role alongside his writing and producing roles. Early reviews have been excellent - with the show receiving nothing less than 4 stars. The Radio Times wrote: "Salmon's takes on modern city life, racism  and the pain of a self-sabotaging artist are more than enough for a full series." Watch the pilot here

Over the summer of 2021, Adjani filmed a lead role (alongside fellow guest-star, Aisling Bea, and the Doctor) in the DOCTOR WHO festive special. The special was released on New Year's Day to effusive praise from critics and audiences. The Telegraph called it - "The best episode in years," and The Independent wrote that the the special was the series, "Back at its best," whilst also highlighting Adjani's performance as particularly charismatic. The Metro and Den of Geek both raved about Adjani's performance with each respectively writing - "Aisling and Adjani stunned in their guest roles," and, "It's Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon that steal the show this week with two very flawed, vulnerable and human performances."

Adjani can currently be seen starring opposite Sarah Solemani, Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd and Sienna Miller as series regular, Aston, in CHIVALRY for Channel 4. The show, which premiered on 21st April 2022, has already received rave reviews from the Telegraphthe Independent, and the Guardian alike. 

Adjani was recently selected for the The Guardian's list of "The Hottest new TV Stars for 2022and I Talk Telly's list of "22 TV Stars of Tomorrow for 2022". 

In Development

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D.R.E.A.D.

2021

Beano Studios

Writer/Creator

THE EVANGELIST

2021

Vertigo

Writer/Creator

GABBY'S

2021

BBC Studios

Writer/Creator

DREAMING WHILST BLACK

2019

Big Deal Films/ BBC 3

TV adaptation of the web series

Television

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2018

4Quarter Films

9 part comedy web series.
*Winner of Best UK Series, UK Web Fest
*Winner of Best Web Series, Life After Life Film Festival
*Nominee for Best Comedy Writing, IAWTV Awards
*Nominee for Best Web Series, Bilbao Series Land
*Official Selection, The Independent Television Festival

Short Films

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HIS FATHER'S SON

2015

*Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival
*Nominee for Best Screenplay, GATTFEST Film Festival
*Official Selection, Montreal World Film Festival
*Official Selection, Blackstar Film Festival
*Official Selection, Portobello Road Film Festival

2016

BFI

4-minute short documentary commissioned by the BFI for their Blackstar Season.
Ashley Walters, Ozwald Boateng and Menelik Shabazz discuss their Black Stars and the ground breaking work that has inspired them.