Edward Kagutuzi was born in 1990 in London. At the age of 12 he began to show a passion for street dancing, singing and acting. His passion for dance led to Edward becoming part of two local dance groups; Paddington Arts Dance Group and Ruff Diamond.

He learned stage skills and techniques at Cardinal Hinsley High School, London and refined at Richmond upon Thames College where he studied Theatre Studies.

Upon leaving college Edward was cast in a short film titled Twist, an urban adaptation of the famous Oliver Twist. He went on to star in television series such as Law and Order UK and Dubplate Drama but it was the role of Tijan Jacobs in the independent Nollywood feature film The Mirror Boy that captured the heart of the nation.

His highly acclaimed performance and the film's outstanding reviews saw Edward win Best Young Actor at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria and him being nominated for Best Actor in the Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011 (USA). Late in 2012, Edward appeared in House Of Correction written by "Laurence Olivier Award Winning Writer" Bola Agbaje which was performed at Riverside Studios, London.

He is nominated in the AMVCA category for Best Actor in a Drama.


The Mirror Boy Tijan 2011