Abu Salim came to LAMDA fresh out of school straight after finishing his A levels. His passion for theatre began when he joined a local youth theatre company. Determined to pursue a career in acting, he went on to successfully audition for the National Youth Theatre. There he appeared in his first professional show at the National Theatre, taking on the role of Osric in the Prince of Denmark.
Keen to get as much acting experience as possible, in 2010 Abu also started to work with Secret Cinema/Future Shorts and began training at Identity Drama School. There he gained his first professional TV credit with ITV, appearing in The Jury in 2011. Having thoroughly enjoyed these experiences and yearning to learn more about the craft, Abu decided to audition for drama school. In 2011 Abu was accepted onto LAMDA’s Three Year Acting Course. Since joining the Academy, Abu has thrown himself wholeheartedly into his studies and is embracing all aspects of life at LAMDA.