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Hammed Animashaun is an actor who portrays Loial on Prime Video's The Wheel of Time.

General overview[]

Animashaun is known for his roles in National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera (2016), Black Mirror (2011), and Affected (2011).

Animashaun's casting as Loial was announced on December 4, 2019.[1][2]

When auditioning for the role, Animashaun didn't know what he was auditioning for. Loial's character was codenamed Lawrence for the audition.[3]


Hammed Animashaun appears in the following:



London 2021 premiere[]


Interview with The Nerds of Color, December 14, 2021
Interview with Black Girls Nerds, December 16, 2021
Interview with Dragonmount, January 1, 2022
Interview with The Dusty Wheel, April 19, 2022


  • If Animashaun were to become an Aes Sedai, he would choose the Green Ajah.[4]
  • Animashaun's favorite scene from season 1 is the library scene in episode 5 Blood Calls Blood. It's also the first scene he filmed.[5]
  • Animashaun has read book 1 The Eye of the World. As of April 2022, he is reading book 2 The Great Hunt, but he doesn't want to get ahead of the TV series and spoil it for himself.[5]



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External links[]


  1. Twitter: “Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan.” Please welcome Hammed Animashaun as Loial to #WOTonPrime. December 4, 2019.
  2. Variety: ‘Wheel of Time’ Series at Amazon Adds Four to Cast by Will Thorne. December 4, 2019.
  3. The Nerds of Color interview (linked on page), December 21, 2022.
  4. Decider.Loial Actor Hammed Animashaun Thinks Episode 7’s Ways are the “Highlight” of ‘The Wheel of Time’ Season 1. December 10, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Interview with The Dusty Wheel. April 19, 2022.