Spotlight: KEN NWOSU


KEN NWOSU by Michael Shelford
Photo: Michael Shelford
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(An MMB Creative company), The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020-3582 9370
Fax: 020-3582 9371
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Phone: 020 3582 9367
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:6' (182cm)
Weight:14st. 9lb. (93kg)
Playing Age:26 - 35 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-African, Black-Caribbean
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Balding
Facial Hair:Full Set
Voice Character:Earthy
Voice Quality:Warm

Currently appearing:

Ken can currently be seen as Ristridin in Netflix's 'Letter for the King'. He recently starred in Mike Bartlett's 'Sticks and Stones' for ITV, and appeared as Ikemba (Vershinin) in Chekhov's "Three Sisters' at the Royal National Theatre, London. This follows his critically acclaimed performance as the lead in "An Octoroon" which transferred to the National Theatre from The Orange Tree, after garnering Ken the Off West End Award - Best Male in a Play. For Silvius in 'As You Like It', Royal National Theatre, London, Ken was nominated for the IAN CHARLESON AWARD 2016.

Stage Television Film Short Film Workshop Rehearsed Reading
2019, Stage, Ikemba (Vershinin), Three Sisters, Royal National Theatre, Nadia Fall
2018, Stage, BJJ/George/M'Closky, AN OCTOROON, Royal National Theatre, Ned Bennett
2017, Stage, BJJ/George/M'Closky, An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre, Ned Bennett
2017, Stage, Romeo/Macbeth/Orlando, Boundless As the Sea, Royal Shakespeare Company, New York
2016, Stage, Osvald, Ghosts, HOME, Polly Findlay
2016, Stage, Face, The Alchemist, Royal Shakespeare Company, Polly Findlay
2015, Stage, Silvius, As You Like It, Royal National Theatre, Polly Findlay
2015, Stage, Herald/Soldier, Othello, Royal Shakespeare Company, Iqbal Khan
2015, Stage, Gratiano/Morocco, The Merchant Of Venice, Royal Shakespeare Company, Polly Findlay
2014, Stage, Carlo, The White Devil, Royal Shakespeare Company, Maria Aberg
2014, Stage, Factory Worker/Ferryman, Arden of Faversham, Royal Shakespeare Company, Polly Findlay
2014, Stage, Servant/Cutpurse/Coachman/Hanger, The Roaring Girl, Royal Shakespeare Company, Jo Davies
2013, Stage, Glen, True or False, Arcola Theatre, Kay Michael
2013, Stage, Dreamer, Magenta Clouds, Theatre503, Henry Regan
2013, Stage, Joe, Perfect Match, Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour
2013, Stage, Prison Guard, A Human Being Died That Night, Hampstead Theatre, Jonathan Munby
2013, Stage, Ernest, Mr Flick & Bishop, Once In A Lifetime, Drama Centre London, Richard Hamburger
2013, Stage, Chicken, Kingdom of Earth, Mr. D Theatre Company, Chris Hosking
2013, Stage, Jake, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Mr. D Theatre Company, Chris Hosking
2013, Stage, Fred, Saved, Drama Centre London, Nadia Latif
2012, Stage, Old Bernd, Rose Bernd, Drama Centre London, Jonathan Martin
2012, Stage, Four (Suicide Bomber), Pornography, Organised Crime Theatre Company, Dana Segal
2012, Stage, Loveless/Sir John Friendly, The Relapse, Drama Centre London, Lorne Campbell
2012, Stage, Pontius Pilate, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Drama Centre London, Michael Longhurst
2012, Stage, Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Drama Centre London, Shona Morris
2011, Stage, Tristan/Celio, The Dog in the Manger, Drama Centre London, Annie Tyson
2011, Stage, McKennon, Our Days of Rage, The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Paul Roseby
2011, Stage, Nicholas, One For The Road, Organised Crime Theatre Company, Peter Jackson
2011, Stage, Joe Bonaparte, Golden Boy, Drama Centre London, Aoife Smyth
2011, Stage, Colonel Triletzky, Wild Honey, Drama Centre London, Oleg Mirochnikov
2010, Stage, David Roberts, Strife, Drama Centre London, Shona Morris
2010, Stage, Billy, Five Kinds of Silence, Organised Crime Theatre Company, Peter Jackson
2019, Television, Ristridin, The Letter For The King, Netflix, Alex Holmes
2019, Television, Thomas Benson, Sticks and Stones, ITV/Tall Story Pictures, Julia Ford
2018, Television, Max Sanford, Killing Eve, Sid Gentle Films; BBC America, Harry Bradbeer; Jon East
2018, Television, Puck, Upstart Crow, BBC2, Richard Boden
2018, Television, Desk Sergeant, Catastrophe Series 4, Avalon Television, Channel 4, Jim O’Hanlon
2019, Film, Bellman, The Witches, Warner Bros., Robert Zemeckis
2018, Feature Film, Paul Hastings, Christopher Robin, Walt Disney Pictures, Marc Forster
2018, Feature Film, Ben, Honky Tonk, Red Breast Productions, David Luke Rees
Short Film
2017, Short Film, Brian, The Tide, NFTS
2016, Short Film, Henry V, The Works, Elliot Barnes-Worrell
2018, Workshop, Tank, The Playroom, The Young Vic
2017, Workshop, Themba, Tiger Bay The Musical, Wales Millennium Centre
Rehearsed Reading
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Bertie/Kacper/Pub, Boys Don't Cry, RADA Studios, Nathan Curry/Joel McCormack (Writer)
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Kelsey, A Lighter Shade of Green, Tottenham Theatre, Arden Redgrave
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Duke, Property, Arcola Theatre, Kay Michael
2014, Rehearsed Reading, Richard, Detrimental, Greenwich Theatre, Henry Regan


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-African American, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Cockney, Jamaican, London*, Manchester, Nigerian, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Argentine Tango, Ballet, Ballroom Dancing, Bass-Baritone, Hip Hop Dance
(* = highly skilled)
Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Horse-riding, Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai


DRAMA CENTRE LONDON, BA (Hons) Acting, 3 years, 2010 - 2013