Damson Idris


BET Awards 2022: Get to Know Actor Damson Idris

Growing up in the Peckham area of South-East London, British actor Damson Idris had dreams of one day becoming a futbol player and someday becoming the next Cristiano Ronaldo. However, he soon found his calling in acting and earned a degree in theater at Brunel University London. His breakout role...
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Damson Idris and FX Announce ‘Snowfall’ Season 6 Will Be Its End

John Singleton’s Snowfall will officially end with its last season expected to premiere in 2023. According to Entertainment Weekly, the FX crime drama was renewed for its sixth and final season on Tuesday (Apr. 5). The highly-anticipated fifth season will wrap up later this month with the season finale premiering on April 20.
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Damson Idris on the hardest scene he's had to film for Snowfall

Across the five seasons of the acclaimed FX show Snowfall that has made Damson Idris a breakout star, the actor has a specific scene that he can identify as the most difficult one he’s had to do. In an interview with Men’s Health, Idris referred to a Season 2 scene in which his character, Franklin Saint, speaks to his parents from jail.

Snowfall's Damson Idris takes seriously his new role as a producer on the show

When Idris first saw his name listed next to his new title, “I was like, Oh. My. God. Wow. I’m going to wear suits to set every day now!” he jokes to The Hollywood Reporter. But Snowfall executive producer and writer Walter Mosley recounts a particularly “emotional” meeting among Snowfall higher-ups when “tough decisions” had to be made -- and Idris stepped up. “Damson came in and said, ‘Look, we have to do what’s right. And that’s it.’ Everything evened out after that,” says Mosley. “Because number one on the call list says we’ve got to do what’s right. So…. OK. And I could tell that he understood that he needed to do that, regardless of how he felt.” As for Snowfall itself, Idris says: “I think (Snowfall) gets compared to the likes of The Wire, or The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, because you are able to empathize with the characters. And you are able to see drug abuse in a completely different way than you might have seen it before.… You learn something from it while being entertained.”

'Snowfall' actor Damson Idris to portray Rich Paul in new biopic

After LeBron James starred in the watershed cinematic masterpiece known as “Space Jam 2,” James’ agent is getting a movie of his own as well. Damson Idris, the British actor who stars in the television drama “Snowfall” on FX, revealed in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club that there is a new biopic in the works about NBA power agent Rich Paul. Idris himself will be portraying Paul.