A young actor has landed his first professional stage role.

Woodford-based Joshua Hill, 24, will be one of six actors to appear in We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915 directed by Gbolahan Obisesanis at the Bush Theatre in Shephards Bush. 

The play centers on the Herero Genocide in Namibia before World War One.

Mr Hill will play the parts known as "Actor 3" and "Another White Man".

He graduated from Drama Centre, located at the University of Arts London, and also had a small role in ITV's Vera last year.

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, the play was in New York Magazine’s Top Ten Theatre Picks of 2012.

“I was pretty chuffed to get the part as it is a really good and challenging role for me. I have been a professional actor for less than a year so it is so positive,” Mr Hill said. 

“In the audition, I was told to do an impersonation of white guy being a Jamaican grandma which was a real challenge. I found myself searching YouTube videos of Jamaican grandmas with only one or two views.

“There is not a specific area of acting in which I really want to work in the future. Theatre, television and film all have their positives and negatives so I am keeping my options open."