Noma Dumezweni Biography
Noma Dumezweni is an English actress born 1969 in Swaziland. Her parents, Thami Dumezweni and Nomanono Isaacs who are of South African origin. Noma lived in Botswana, Kenya and Uganda before moving to England as a refugee on 17 May 1977 together with her sister and mother. On arriving England, she lived in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where she got educated before moving to London.
Noma is an award winning actress who has done greatly in theatre and radio. She won an Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin in the Sun in 2006. She stars as Hermione Granger in the original West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which garnered her second Olivier Award.
Noma performed at the National Theatre, London in President of an Empty Room and The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other. She also featured in “Breakfast with Mugabe”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. A Raisin in the Sun for the Young Vic at the Lyric Hammersmith, London; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Master and Margarita, Nathan the Wise and The Coffee House at Chichester Festival Theatre. Six Characters in Search of an Author in the Chichester Festival production at the Gielgud Theatre and The Bogus Woman at the Traverse and the Bush. In spring of 2009 she appeared in the RSC’s The Winter’s Tale.
In 2013-2014 she appeared in A Human Being Died That Night at the Fugard Theater in Cape Town, the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, which later transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London.
She starred in Linda at London’s Royal Court Theatre in November 2015, stepping into the role vacated by Kim Cattrall with a few days notice before press night.
In radio, she has appeared in Jambula Tree, Seven Wonders of the Divided World, From Fact to Fiction, From Freedom to the Future, Handprint, Jane’s Story, Sagila, Shylock, The Seven Ages of Car, The Bogus Woman and Breakfast with Mugabe.