John Boyega: ‘It’s important to voice your truth’

The Hollywood star on playing trailblazing British police officer Leroy Logan in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, life after Star Wars, and why he’ll always be a London boyOn my radar: poet Jay Bernard’s cultural highlightsWhen John Boyega was young, the church services he attended on the Old Kent Road in south London could stretch to six or seven hours.

So sometimes, instead of praying, he would close his eyes, tuck his head between his knees and dream about where he wanted his life to go.

“That was the place for me to have an imagination,” he says.Now, at 28, those childhood daydreams have come true.

The early years spent in church, theatre school and local raves across south London have given way to the dazzling successes of Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars and Pacific Rim: Uprising, which was produced by his own London-based production company,

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