Born and bred in Wembley, actor Riz Ahmed has had quite an impressive run so far. From attending a private school in Northwood on a scholarship to graduating with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from actual Oxford University, his career has only gone from strength to strength. He’s won not one but two Primetime Emmy Awards alongside a Golden Globe, MTV VMA, and plenty more.
Surprisingly though, those aren’t his only great achievements. Appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night, Ahmed gave viewers a pretty interesting insight into his time at Christ Church in Oxford and revealed that he started his own club night, Hit & Run.
“When I first turned up at Oxford, I felt a little bit out of place”, Ahmed explained. “I saw a lot of people there in bow ties and bowler hats, and I’d rocked up there with my dad, and we just felt out of place. I remember I went to one of the formal dinners, and I didn’t have the right tuxedo, I had the wrong dress code.” Recalling that the first person he met at Oxford told him he reminded her “so much of Ali G”, Ahmed wanted to figure out a way to make his mark.
On creating Hit & Run, Ahmed revealed that “I created the club night because I was passionate about music, and I wanted to create a space where people like me could be comfortable, but it was also so I could turn to those same posh people and say, ‘wrong dress code’”. We’re here for it, Riz. Here. for. it.
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