Christmas events. An actor who has totted up 32 cameo roles in films and on TV will see his debut in a starring role.
David Olawale Ayinde plays the lead in Christmas in London. He opens with a glitzy red carpet launch at the Odeon, Surrey Quays.
David plays the role of Michael, husband to Rhoda – the couple share the pain of losing their child. Eventually, despite their tragedy, they find their way to process the pain and move on.
David has featured in a host of Hollywood blockbusters – but 27 of his roles have been uncredited.
His face – and sometimes voice – is in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Dr Who, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Transformers.
Struggle of being an actor
This film is a big chance for David as getting decent parts in movies is not easy . He said: “It is a struggle because talent agents claim they have too many actors on their rosters and that their immediate aim is to find work for the talent that is currently registered on their books.”
“This in a way makes it a struggle for some emerging actors to get those decent roles.”
Despite hard times, David never gave up on his passion and desire to act. He began his career from an early age. He was trained at Rose Bruford Theatre College where he obtained a Certificate in Theatre & Arts and the London Actors Workshop.
“My wife has also been very supportive. I remember in Drama School. My wife would travel up to Sidcup, Kent to see my end of term performances at Rose Bruford Theatre College.”
His hard work and devotion led him to obtain the role that he wanted. He said: “I got the part after doing a Pre-reading and audition in front of the Director and Lead Actress in the film.”
“I did some research into the role, and arranged some rehearsal for the lead actress and myself to get into character to make our characters believable as husband and wife.”
The film is a promising one for the actor. David travels regularly between London and Los Angeles for social events relating Film and Tv, and wants to take Christmas in London to the next step. “I will be off to America to do some networking and to promote the film out there,” he added.