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Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah was born on April 15, 1958 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), Percy Lifar and Standing Firm: Football's Windrush Story (2021). He was previously married to Amina. See full bio »

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Known For

Peaky Blinders Jeremiah Jesus
Percy Lifar Tyrone
Paa Joe & The Lion Additional Crew


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 2013-2022 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Jeremiah Jesus
- Lock and Key (2022) ... Jeremiah Jesus
- Sapphire (2022) ... Jeremiah Jesus
- Black Day (2022) ... Jeremiah Jesus
- Mr. Jones (2019) ... Jeremiah Jesus
- Strategy (2019) ... Jeremiah Jesus
 2022 Zen Motoring (TV Series)
God Complex
- Words in the Woods (2022) ... God Complex
 1996 Crucial Tales (TV Mini Series)
Richard's father
- I Bring You Frankincense (1996) ... Richard's father
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
- King of the Hill (1994) ... Vagrant
 1990 Farendj
 1988 The Comic Strip Presents (TV Series)
- Didn't You Kill My Brother? (1988) ... Rufus
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Amina  (divorced)

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Deep down, I am a revolutionary. I have no faith in the political system as it is. I've voted, but it's always for the least of the evils. On that track ["I Am a Revolutionary", from his 2017 album "Revolutionary Minds"], I say I go on Question Time and I talk to politicians and get involved, but actually I'd like to just burn the lot of them. The system stinks. I can't understand why I'm almost ... See more »


He declined an O.B.E. (Order of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to literature in the 2003 Queen's Honours List.

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