Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Sebastian De Souza

Sebastian de Souza is an actor, writer and musician. As an actor, he began his career playing the title role of Matty in E4’s Bafta-Award winning teen drama Skins. Following that, he starred in Neil Jordan’s Emmy-Award winning ‘The Borgias’ alongside Jeremy Irons and Holliday Grainger. He played Milo in the Ealing Studios coming-of-age drama ‘Kids In Love’, opposite Will Poulter and Cara Delevingne. Sebastian also co-wrote the film. Sebastian can currently be seen playing Sandro Botticelli in ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’, a Netflix Original Series; as Gareth in Oscar-nominated Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel ‘Normal People' for the BBC and Hulu; and playing the title role of Leo in ‘The Great’ for Hulu, opposite Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, written by Tony Macnamara, who was Oscar-nominated and won the BAFTA for 'The Favourite'.

Sebastian’s professional writing career began aged 19 when he co-wrote the Ealing Studios coming-of-age drama ‘Kids In Love’. He currently has a YA TV show in development and his play ‘Hammersmith & City’ will debut next year. ‘Kid – A History of The Future’ is his first novel and will be published by Offliner Press in February 2021.

Sebastian is a singer-songwriter and composer. The Serial release of his novel ‘Kid – A History of the Future’ will be accompanied by the weekly release of the world’s first ‘PodOpera’ – an immersive auditory experience. Half audiobook, half musical, this innovative content series will tell the story of Kid in a way no story has ever been told before. All original songs and an original score will be co-written by Sebastian.

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