Screen International UK Star of Tomorrow, actor and writer Arinzé Kene recently starred in new E4/NETFLIX ORIGINAL series Crazyhead and took the lead as ‘Ade’ in the Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) produced film The Pass opposite Russell Tovey. For this role he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 BIFA’s and won the prestigious Best Supporting Actor award at the 2016 Evening Standard Film Awards. Other television credits include BBC’s Our Girl and E4’s Youngers. Kene has just been seen taking his talents to the London stage, starring as the lead in One Night In Miami at the Donmar Warehouse, playing soul singing legend ‘Sam Cooke’ and more recently in the hugely successful Old Vic Theatre production, based on the music of Bob Dylan – Girl From The North Country, which is due to transfer to the West End for an extended run. Kene’s theatre credits include Been So Long (Young Vic), The Spectacular (Traverse), The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre) and Daddy Cool (Cole Kitchen). Next year he will be seen taking the lead role opposite Michaela Cole in Netflix’s acquired feature film, Been So Long and in a vital role in the BBC’s new thriller, opposite Paddy Considine, Informer.
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