|Born||in London, England, UK|
|Died||in London (sickle cell anemia)|
|Birth Name||Richard Enahoro|
|Height||5' 10¾" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Richard Coker-Enahoro was born on May 17, 1972 in London, England, UK. He was a cinematographer and producer, known for Banshee (2003). He died on May 29, 2004 in London.
Born with Sickle Cell, Cirrhosis, Jaundice and Chronic Lung Disease. In 1995 developed Stills Disease (which is only supposed to occur in children under the age of 5, but he was 23 at the time). Leukemia in 1996. Lung Fungal infection in 1997 whilst undergoing Chemotherapy, closely followed by an occular fungal infection which almost saw him lose his eyes. Pulminary embolism in 2000. He had a Stroke in 2002 and has now developed a Bone Marrow Disease which the Doctors have never seen before. He is now due to have a Bone Marrow Transplant before the end of 2003.
Born with sickle cell, cirrhosis, jaundice and chronic lung disease. In 1995 developed Stills Disease (which is only supposed to occur in children under the age of 5, but he was 23 at the time). Leukemia in 1996. Lung fungal infection in 1997 whilst undergoing chemotherapy, closely followed by an occular fungal infection which almost saw him lose his eyes. Pulminary embolism in 2000. He had a stroke in 2002 and has now developed a bone marrow disease which the Doctors have never seen before, but think might be associated with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). He is due to have a bone marrow transplant before the end of 2003.
In 1996 "Blind Spot" his debut feature for Warner Bros. was cancelled when he developed Leukemia.
Father, Michael Enahoro, was the first black student at the Royal Ballet School.
Started directing music videos at the age of 16. Worked at such companies as Propaganda, Tony Kaye Films, Gravity, Funky Chicken, Woof Dog, Gone Native, Spectraphonic and Media Circus. Was head of Music Video at Gone Native, Spectraphonic and Media Circus.
Worked as a Re-Write Writer from 1991 to1998. Last re-write project was "William Tell" originally written by Michael Relph. Along with Paul Bucknor and Josef Blocker at Gone Native, was one of the original "black" producers of "The Full Monty" , then known as "No Man's Land", till Paul sold the script to Uberto Pasolini.
Mentored by Mike Southon, who is still a close friend, and Alex Thomson, whom he's never met but always has time for Richard's numerous, question filled phone calls. In 1994 was represented by Gravity, the music video company that repped Chyna Thomson, Alex's daughter.
Father Mike Enahoro was a famous newsreader and film director in Nigeria. Mother Julie Coker is the most famous woman in Nigerian history. She was Miss Nigeria and Miss West Africa at the age of18 and went on to become the first woman in Africa to have a television career, for which she received several death threats and escaped a kidnap attempt. She read the news with Richard's father and also became an award winning actress, singer, bestselling author and one of the first ever women to be made a Chief.
First cousin of Bella Enahoro and cousin of Sade Adu.
Richard is a cousin of Producers/Events & Media Consultants Baba Jallah Epega and Jayjay Epega.