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Dywayne Thomas

MA, BFA, HNDip, Hon. DHL, DPA. (Born May 17, 1977) is an actor, producer and martial artist born in London, England.
He is an actor and is famous for Mia, Survey, Rise of the Foot Soldier 4, DC Pennyworth, IF, Necktie of Ribbon, Catalyst, Hello Aulivivoir and Ted Bandy Hudson. He is also the Associate Producer of the feature film “Cyberlante” from Raya Films Productions.
Thomas has a black belt in karate and has won several National, English, and British Karatedo Championships awards. From 1987 to 1992, he was a former junior individual and team Kata champion who represented the London Fivefold Karate team.

Early life

Thomas was born on May 17, 1977, in the City of London (London, England) to his parents Patricia Cindy Thomas and Winston Roy Thomas (Caribbean, South American, African ancestry).
He is the third eldest of six children of the Caribbean and African ancestry. Many of his relatives live in the Caribbean and the United States, but his close family lives in the United Kingdom.
Thomas grew up in Hackney and studied at Gayhurst Elementary School.
TV host (and a long-time friend of the family), Jasmine Harman, attended the same elementary school as Thomas.
Thomas later attended Cardinal Paul Roman Catholic School in East London. He was in the same grade as professional football player Darren Perth when he was at Cardinal Pole.

Dywayne Thomas - Bio

Acting career

Thomas began his acting career appearing in numerous dance & musical theatre performances at an early age. The most notable one being the 1986 production of “The Pied Piper” starring Sylvester McCoy at the Royal National Theatre, Southbank in London.

Thomas trained at the Identity School of Acting in Brixton and Gray’s Inn, London. He also did his Screen Action training at the British Action Academy in Surrey, England.

Thomas is currently preparing for his new supporting actor role of Mario Colombo in upcoming feature film ‘Mia.’

He will be featured in the upcoming SURVEILLED movie by RAYA Films and most recently he was featured as a Boxing Judge in Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella, which got released towards the end of last year.

He has appeared in the following feature films: Hello Au Revoir, Catylist which is due for release next year. He also plays a part in the crime/horror project, “Ted Bundy Had a Son” and is also an Associate Producer for the docu-drama “Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan, which includes Bai Ling, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, Kathryn Reeves Eastwood, and Jonah Hill as part of the impressive cast.

CREATIVE ARTS AND MUSIC:

With a passion for carnival arts, dance, and music, Thomas has performed as a session musician/vocalist and performer with vocal groups, bands, steel orchestras and carnival clubs including Perpetual Beauty Carnival Association, Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Mangrove Steel band, Eclipse Steel band, Parchmore Project Choir, One Voice Community Choir with The Voice UK star Bizzi Dixon and  Black Theatre Co-operative with Felix Cross MBE.

EDUCATION:

Thomas holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, an Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts degree, a Master of Arts in Fine Art from the  University of Hertfordshire, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design and Technology from the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, formerly The London Institute.

He is an Alumnus of the Alumni of the London College of Fashion, which includes: Driss Jettou, former Prime Minister of Morocco; shoe designer, Jimmy Choo, and supermodel and designer, Alek Wek.

KARATE CAREER:

Dywayne Thomas is a British Karateka, aspiring actor and a lover of great movies. He has a black belt in Karate and is a winner of multiple National, English, and British Karate Championship awards. He is a former Junior British Individual and Team Kata Champion, who represented the Traditional Karate Association (TKA) London Goju Ryu team between 1987 and 1992.

In the early 1980s, Thomas had commenced training on a daily basis in Judo from adolescence with a very distinguished teacher only to, later on, realize that it wasn’t the right martial art for him. A few years later, in January 1985, he began learning Goju-ryu karate under the instruction of Shihan Chris Rowen, 7th dan, who was a 3rd dan Sensei at the time and also a student of Kaiso (Founder) Gogen Yamaguchi, 10th dan. Yamaguchi sadly passed away on May 20th, 1989. He is the founder of the International Karate-dō Gōjū Kai Association.

KARATE CAREER:

In 1987 Thomas was graded to Shodan (1st Dan) Junior Black belt by Shihan Chris Rowen. Shihan Rowen would occasionally invite special guest instructors over to train his students in Okinawan and Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate. Thomas would’ve also received specialist instruction from Gōjū Kai masters, Shihan Ingo de Jong of Sweden (Vice-President of the International Karate-do Goju Kai Association) and Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) Goshi Yamaguchi (8th Dan, Hanshi) of Japan, who is the current President of the International Karate-dō Gōjū Kai Association.

Thomas took a break from competing and training in 1992 to focus more on his academic studies. After a two year gap, in 1994, he returned to Karate training under the instruction of Shihan Vic Charles MBE where he was taught Wado-ryu Karate at the N-16 Fitness Centre, opened by Charles in 1992, in the heart of Stoke Newington, Hackney.

Since retiring from Karate competitions, Thomas has endured a brief stint in the British Army as a Signaller, worked in the private security industry as a Close Protection Operative and Media Security Advisor. He is currently focusing on his acting and filmmaking career.

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‘RoboCop Actress’ Nancy Allen is planning to release a book about her memoirs

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‘RoboCop Actress’ Nancy Allen is planning to release a book about her memoirs

Best known for her roles in important De Palma films such as Carrie, Blowout, Dressed to Kill and the hyper famous RoboCop film saga, retired actress Nancy Allen is still a public figure that could have a come back to the screens sooner than what we may think.

Nancy Allen is well known in the SCI FI fan groups for her recurring portrayal of officer Anne Lewis in the three consecutive films of the saga (1987, 1990 and 1992), opposed to Peter Weller and Robert John Burke in them.

Officer Anne Lewis, RoboCop’s dedicated partner, fills a spot in the iconic list of SCI FI and action heroines from the 80’s, 90’s, that brought ‘girl power’ to the screen such as Lt. Ripley, (Sigourney Weaver, Alien 1979), Sarah Connor (Terminator, 1984), and opened way in Hollywood for more female action leads in forth coming years.

So, for the RoboCop fans, we have exciting news. On April 14, 2022 Nancy agreed to be live-interviewed by writer Eva Rojano on her RoboCop fan fiction dedicated Facebook page “RoboCop Enhanced Reality” revealing that although she has a full schedule working as an executive director for the American organization WeSpark, she is not entirely dismissing the idea to return to the big or small screen, if a good script/project is presented to her.

Eva Rojano who is also known in the RoboCop fan groups for her ongoing RoboCop fanfiction series and for creating original characters for both screenwriter and producer Edward Neumeier and Nancy Allen in her bestselling novels, was in charge of bringing the news to us.

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The Rise of Woren Webbe Hits 100 Million Views Reported 173 Million Dollar Net Worth

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Woren Webbe hit 100 million views on YouTube with his first album emotions

Woren Webbe, is a singer-songwriter and melody maker. At the age of 11, Webbe joined an English music choir where he got a massive opportunity to work with Indian jazz music legends like Laura Santana and Babush Santa. He started working for theatre groups, doing jingles, advertising and music scoring. In 2004 he left the music because he was more interested and focused on his studies.

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Like many of his contemporaries, Woren Webbe seems to possess some love and respect for old-school R&B, and it shows through his solid song-writing skills and his soulful, melodious vocals. This is certainly among the best indie R&B I’ve heard in a while. Webbe is the real deal. He mixes a bit of the 80’s and 90’s R&B and Soul, with today’s modern urban sound, and it comes out sounding great.

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Otto Releases 80’s-inspired, Nostalgic Pop Debut EP “Still Picture You”

Earnestness is a quality we often lose touch with as we grow up. For Otto, earnestness is a defining characteristic. With the release of their debut EP “Still Picture You,” Otto aims to capture the candid thoughts and feelings of someone falling in and then out of love – a young soul navigating the changes that accompany that journey. With energetic, 80’s inspired instrumentals and candid lyricism, Otto captures the nostalgic essence of the John Hughes era with a modern, alternative twist.

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