UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk featured in Oscar nominated film

The film “Twelve Years A Slave” won the Best Film award at the Golden Globes. It won the same award at the British equivalent of the Oscars. It is a leading contender for the same honor at the Academy Awards this Sunday.

Chris Chalk, a 2001 alumnus of UNCG Theatre, is featured in the film.

He plays the character Clemens Ray. He spoke of some of his gut-wrenching scenes in a recent LA Times article.

Chalk’s screen acting career so far has included such productions as Showtime’s “Homeland,” HBO’s “The Newsroom” and the film “Rent.” He won a Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut in “Fences.” He returns to UNCG on occasion to conduct master classes and speak with students.

The historical book “Twelve Years a Slave” has gotten newfound attention due to the lauded film. See related piece on some of Dr. Noelle Morrissette’s thoughts on the 1853 narrative by Solomon Northup.

By Mike Harris