English Actor Michael Ward's Rise To Fame On 'Top Boy'

Michael Ward Top Boy Rise to Fame
November 18, 2020 - 16:01 / Rachel Johnson

Michael Ward, Top Boy's top boy, is a relative newcomer to the acting scene but that hasn't stopped him from finding success! The English actor has recently joined the ranks of stars like Kristen Stewart and Tom Holland after winning the 2020 BAFTA Rising Star Award. Here is everything you need to know about his rise to fame and Michael Ward in Top Boy!

Michael Ward, Top Boy's "Jamie", is well-known after starring in the hit 2019 Netflix reboot of the 2011 series but what else should you know about the talented young actor? We've got you covered with everything you need to know right here! 

Born November 18, 1995 in Jamaica, Michael Ward was raised in Romford, London. Before moving to the big screen, Michael got his start in modeling, landing his first big contract at the age of 17 with the popular English retail company JD Sports!

Michael Ward Top Boy

Michael Ward in Top Boy 2019

Before Michael Ward was starring in Top Boy he would fall in love with acting while still in high school. Performing in a production of Macbeth, Michael knew immediately what his true calling was!

In 2019, not only would Michael be cast on the Netflix reboot of the popular Channel 4 series Top Boy but he was also cast into another significant role on the British drama Blue Story

Both roles would push Michael into the spotlight and although he is only just beginning his rise to fame he already has quite an impressive resume with additional roles in:

  • Brotherhood (2016)
  • The A List (2018)
  • Dev's Diary (2018)
  • The Old Guard (2020)

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Michael Ward attends the Blue Story World Premiere 2019

This year, Michael Ward joined the ranks of a number of now successful stars like Kristen Stewart and Tom Holland after winning the BAFTA Rising Star Award! With a resume as impressive as Michael's, we aren't surprised! 

For just only turning 25, we are sure the future holds many more exciting paths for the handsome and talented rising star! Make sure to catch Michael Ward in his upcoming films Looking Back and Beauty, both due out next year! And if you haven't already seen it, you definitely need to watch Michael Ward in Top Boy on Netflix!