UG to confer Honourary Degree on Black Panther star
The University of Guyana will Wednesday confer an Honourary Degree, Doctor of Letters, on renowned Guyanese movie star Letitia Wright.
The University, in its invitation for the Extraordinary Convocation Ceremony, said the event will be hosted at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre.
Wright, who was born in Guyana and migrated to the United Kingdom about 20 years ago, returned on Friday last after being invited by President Dr. Irfaan Ali.
Since then, she has been touring Guyana and meeting various groups of people. Her interest, Wright said, is meeting with Guyana’s youth.
Wright is best known for her role in Marvel’s Black Panther franchise. She also starred in Sing 2, which was Oscar-nominated for best-animated feature; Death on the Nile; The Silent Twins; the movie adaptation of Ready Player One; Aisha; Avengers End Game; Avengers Infinity War; Mangrove; Urban Hymn; Guava Island and many others.