Nonso Anozie

After graduating from the London Central School of Speech and Drama in 2002, Nonso Anozie became the youngest professional actor ever to play the role of King Lear in the widely performed Shakespearean tragedy. He ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1979 in Lincoln, UK

Filmography

Actor (23)

Zoo 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Doctor Who 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Pan 2015 (Movie)

Bishop (Actor)

Tut 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dracula 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Santa 2014 (Movie)

Knuckles (Actor)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 (Movie)

Embee Deng (Actor)

Son of God 2014 (Movie)

Samson (Actor)

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

Sergeant Dap (Actor)

The Bible 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Game of Thrones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grey 2012 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Brighton Rock 2011 (Movie)

Dallow (Actor)

Conan the Barbarian 2011 (Movie)

Artus (Actor)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

Sergeant Jeffreys (Actor)

I Am Slave 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happy-Go-Lucky 2008 (Movie)

Ezra (Actor)

RocknRolla 2008 (Movie)

Tank (Actor)

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

Frank Mace (Actor)

The Last Legion 2007 (Movie)

Batiatus (Actor)

Occupation (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After graduating from the London Central School of Speech and Drama in 2002, Nonso Anozie became the youngest professional actor ever to play the role of King Lear in the widely performed Shakespearean tragedy. He followed that role up three years later by playing Othello on the London Stage, in a performance that won him the prestigious Ian Charleson Award in 2005. By 2006 Anozie began finding work in movies and television, landing smaller roles in British films such as the action movie, "The Last Legion," and 2007's Academy-Award winning period drama, "Atonement." In 2007 he was also scheduled to lend his voice for a role in the fantasy film, "The Golden Compass," but was replaced at the last minute by the veteran British actor Ian McKellan. In 2008 he worked with two of the most acclaimed directors in British cinema, appearing in Mike Leigh's comedic drama, "Happy-Go-Lucky," and Guy Ritchie's action-packed crime thriller, "RocknRolla." In 2009 Anozie played a Marine in all three episodes of the British mini-series based on the Iraq War, "Occupation." He became familiar to international audiences in 2011, after appearing in the fantasy adventure film, "Conan the Barbarian," which was distributed widely in Europe, as well as the United States.

Milestones

2015

Became a cast member on the series "Zoo."

2012

Joined the cast of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

2005

Won the Ian Charleson Award for his starring performance in "Othello" with the Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company.

2002

Played the title role in Declan Donnellen's production of "King Lear" at age 23, making him the youngest actor to ever professionally take on the part.

Bonus Trivia

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Was the first non-Chinese person to be awarded the Magnolia Stage Performance Award.

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Was originally cast as the voice of Byrnison in the 2006 film adaptation of "Northern Lights," but was replaced by Ian McKellan in a studio decision that director Chris Weitz publicly lamented.

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"An actor’s job is to use their skills to tell stories and carry the viewer away in their imagination, whether that happens in the UK or US I don’t think it really makes that much difference. That’s like saying you work for HSBC and then HSBC in the US wants you so you don’t go because you’re British. It’s ridiculous really to say that, especially with the scarcity of work as an actor. You have to go where the work is." - from britsacrossthepond.com, May 18, 2012

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