Awards Season Picks: Kingsley Ben-Adir

In the run-up to the Oscars, our Awards Season Picks video series highlights the writers, actors and directors who are expected to win big in April. First up, Kingsley Ben-Adir

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Fresh from his Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor win, Ben-Adir chats with us about working One Night In Miami. Directed by Regina King, the film tells the story of one special night in February 1964 when Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X met, amid the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. Watch the video to learn more about Ben-Adir’s experience playing Malcolm X, what it was like to work alongside Regina King, and why the film is so relevant today. 

Photography by Ekua King, taken at 180 House    Styling by Zadrian + Sarah    Grooming by Petra Sellge using Tom Ford    Monday, 18 January, 2021

A man wearing a suit smiling in a green bar

Blazer and shirt, both Prada; ring, Stephen Webster; watch, IWC Schaffhausen

‘The stakes for me were really clear. From the moment Regina cast me, I knew exactly the importance of the movie’

A man in a jumper sitting on a seat
A man sitting casually on a chair and laughing
Above left: jumper, Hermès
Above right: top and trousers, both Hugo Boss; trainers, Valentino

‘There was a real urgency to get the film cut together and out as soon as possible’

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Jumper, Etro

Interested in becoming a member?