Damson Idris stars as “Franklin Saint,” a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power.
Born and raised on the streets of South Central, but educated in an upper-class neighborhood in the Valley, Franklin is determined to raise his station in life through whatever means necessary. Season three finds Franklin struggling to keep control amidst rising competition and intense scrutiny from local law enforcement, balancing ambition with providing safety for the people he loves most.
Idris is the last born of six children (three brothers and two sisters) and raised by a single mother in Peckham, London. Idris discovered his passion for acting while studying at Brunel University London.
This past year, Idris had a beautiful performance at Toronto International Film Festival starring in the film Farming, directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and co-starring Kate Beckinsale and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The script was developed at the Sundance Institute and chronicles Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own story of growing up fostered by a white working-class family in the United Kingdom. Idris portrays this character in the film.
In addition to shooting Snowfall on the TV side, Idris recently guest starred on an episode of the critically-acclaimed series Black Mirror. He was also seen starring in the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated Jordan Peele hosted reboot of The Twilight Zone.
Idris’ television debut came on the hit BBC comedy series Miranda and shortly after he landed roles in the long-running BBC medical series Doctors and Casualty. Recently on the feature side, Idris was seen in several films including Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights opposite Riz Ahmed, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Megan Leavey opposite Kate Mara, Tom Felton and Common and the Lionsgate thriller The Commuter directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.