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Born: September 6, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1998:
Cast as a regular on acclaimed series "Ultraviolet" (The Sci Fi Channel)
2008:
Co-starred in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla"
2007:
Co-produced and performed on the intro to Jay-Z's album <i>American Gangster</i>
2001:
Co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix in "Buffalo Soldiers"
2007:
Landed a supporting role in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
1999:
Played a forensic scientist on the British series "Dangerfield" (BBC)
2007:
Played the lead role in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls' as a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with a six-figure attorney
2005:
Portrayed Captain Augustin Muganza in the HBO film "Sometimes in April" about the Rwandan Genocide
2009:
Starred in the thriller "Obsessed" with Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter
2008:
Appeared in the role of Charlie Kgotso on the pilot episode of HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
2001:
Cast as Achilles in the stage play "Troilus and Cressida" in NYC
2010:
Cast as William Roque in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"
2005:
Played Rev. Frank, a Southern Baptist minister, in Rob Hardy's spiritual drama "The Gospel"
2010:
Portrayed Laura Linney's lover on Showtime's "The Big C"
2007:
Cast as the commander of an American-led NATO force in the sequel "28 Weeks Later"
2012:
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"
1995:
Landed first role on the British series "Bramwell" (ITV)
1997:
Joined the cast of the British soap opera "Family Affairs" (Five)
2009:
Played the recurring role of Charles Miner, a new rival to Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on NBC's "The Office"
2002:
Breakout role as drug kingpin Russell 'Stringer' Bell on HBO drama series "The Wire"
2010:
Cast as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther on the psychological crime series "Luther"; aired in the U.S. on BBC America
2011:
Portrayed Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of "Thor"
2012:
Played the titular ship's captain in Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel "Prometheus"
2013:
Featured in Guillermo del Toro's giant monster movie "Pacific Rim"
2013:
Portrayed Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
2015:
Appeared as the Commandant in "Beasts of No Nation"
2016:
Voiced Chief Bogo in animated Disney hit "Zootopia"
2016:
Lent his voice to Disney again in the Pixar sequel "Finding Dory"
2016:
Played the villain Krall in "Star Trey Beyond"
2017:
Starred as Kent on mini-series "Guerrilla"
2017:
Joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's "Molly's Game"
2017:
Co-starred with Kate Winslet in survival drama "The Mountain Between Us"
2017:
Reprised Heimdall role in "Thor: Ragnarok"
2018:
Made his directorial debut with the crime drama "Yardie"

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