|Born||in London, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Ariyon Debo Bakare|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
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|Gender / Gender identity||Male|
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Ariyon Bakare is a British actor, writer and director who has been working across film, television and theatre since graduating from Drama Centre London.
Ariyon Bakare grew up in the East End of London and brought up by his Nigerian father. He moved to NYC at a very young age to study dance but abandoned his dreams at the age of twenty-one after realizing how short lived a dancer's life can be. He then went on to study at the HB studios and took classes with the late great Uta Hagen before attending the prestigious Drama Centre of London where he studied - under the guidance of Yat Malgren and Christopher Fettes, two of the great theatre and actor pedagogues of the UK.
After attending Drama Centre he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was nominated for an Ian Charlestown award for his performance In ION.
Ariyon's past film credits include Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi film Life (2017), starring as scientist 'Hugh Derry' the role of 'Blue Four' in Rogue One, 'Greeghan' in the Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending', Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight', 'Happy Ever Afters', 'Full Firearms', 'Soul of a Spy', 'The Secret Laughter of Women' and 'After The Rain'.
Ariyon is best known for his extensive and varied television work. His earliest leading credit was 'Mehuru' in BAFTA nominated BBC mini-series 'A Respectable Trade'. Also for the BBC, Ariyon starred as 'Stephen Black' in 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' and as jazz band manager 'Wesley' in Stephen Poliakoff's Golden Globe nominated 'Dancing on the Edge'. Ariyon also played the lead role of 'Olaudah Equiano' in BBC television movie 'The Extraordinary Equiano'. Ariyon has recently wrapped on the second series of BBC/HBO's 'His Dark Materials a and Amazon's Carnival Row.
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