Tunji Kasim

Tunji Kasim is a Scottish actor. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland as ‘Adetunji Kasim’. He is best known for his role as Joe Bailey in Nearly Famous (on E4), and Hugo Scott, an art teacher on Shetland.
In 2009, he was nominated for a Ian Charleson Awards drama award for Julius Caesar (with the RCS).

He was born in Aberdeen but moved to Nigeria soon after being born. He was there until he was 12 and then the family moved back to Aberdeen and spent his teenage years there. His first thoughts of a career were of being a boxer or a dish washer. He then studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, which is now called Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.