BEST BLACK MALE ACTORS UK

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Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant...
 
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Luke in Children of Men (2006), Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009) and Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015). He played Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013)...
 
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Clint Dyer
Actor, Unknown
Clint has acted for 20 years in film, TV and theatre, starring in films such as SUS, The Trail, Cherps, Mr Inbetween, Everybody Loves Sunshine aka Busted, Love Me Still and appearing in the likes of Unknown, Sahara, Agora, Mr Bean 2, Shopping etc. TV includes Fallout, Trial & retribution, Dalziel & Pascoe...
 
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Adrian Lester
Actor, Hustle
Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle, The Day After Tomorrow and Primary Colors and his extensive classical work in the theatre playing Othello...
 
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David Oyelowo
Actor, Selma
David Oyelowo (pronounced - "oh-yellow-oh"), is a classically trained stage actor who has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the "Scholarship for Excellence" from Nicholas Hytner in 1998. David starred as Martin Luther King Jr...
 
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Lennie James
Actor, Snatch
Lennie James was born in South London to Trinidadian parents. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they remain very close. Within a year...
 
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Charles Venn
After three years of performing arts studies, Chucky Venn has plied his trade professionally in the acting business for eleven years. His big break came when he auditioned for the role of Curtis Alexander on hit Football soap Dream Team(Hewlland International, Sky One). What originally started out as a two episode contract developed into a three year role filming 98 episodes...
 
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Aml Ameen
Aml Ameen is a British actor in film, theatre and television. Hailing from North London, the son of Caribbean parents, Aml burst onto UK cinema screens with his standout performance as "Trife" in the cult classic, feature indie film, Kidulthood. His performance earned him a nomination for 'Best Newcomer" 2006 Screen Nation Awards...
 
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Delroy Lindo
Actor, Up
On the stage and on the big screen, Delroy Lindo projects a powerful presence that is almost impossible to ignore. Alhough it was not his first film role, his portrayal of the bipolar numbers boss West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X is what first attracted attention to Lindo's considerable talents. Since then, his star has slowly been on the rise...
 
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Arinzé Kene
Actor, The Pass
Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber in both theatre and screen, Arinze Kene's undeniable talent and ability to successfully bring to life any role he undertakes is on a par with the most praised and revered A-list actors in the business. Kene was born in Lagos, Nigeria...
 
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Born and raised in London, England, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje began his career as a model in Milan. He graduated with a masters degree in Law from London's prestigious Kings College, before moving to Los Angeles to make the transition to acting. Fluent in several languages, including English, Italian...
 
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Colin Salmon
Colin Salmon is one of Britain's most renowned actors. With a bold voice and posture, Colin makes his characters a favorite among audiences for every role he plays. He made his feature debut as Sgt. Robert Oswald in the British mega-hit mini-series Prime Suspect 2, which gave him much acclaim among British audiences...
 
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Robbie Gee
Actor, Snatch
Robbie Gee is an English television, theatre, and film actor and has starred in both British and American production and is best known in the UK and well loved for his "Desmonds" character Lee and as a regular on the BBC's The Real McCoy. He has appeared numerous times at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Royal Court and the National, as well as touring nationally with "The Posse"...
 
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John Boyega
John Boyega is a British actor best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block, before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series...
 
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Ray Fearon
Ray Fearon was born in London in 1967, one of eight children, and was a junior international tennis player in his teens. He trained as an actor at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. His early stage roles included Othello, Charles Surface in 'The School for Scandal', Betty/Martin in 'Cloud Nine'...
 
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Michael Obiora
Actor, Fortitude
Michael Obiora was born in North-West London to Nigerian parents. After starting drama classes aged seven. He was soon encouraged to join an agency by his drama teacher. He then joined another drama group at nine years of age, and within a year, landed a part in the hit children's' school drama, 'Grange Hill'...
 
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Ricky Whittle
Actor, Hollyoaks
Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University to read Law...