Daniel Adegboyega

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Daniel Adegboyega
Born (1979-07-21) 21 July 1979 (age 43)
EducationRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
Years active2006-present

Daniel Adegboyega (born 21 July 1979) is a British Nigerian actor.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Adegboyega was born in Lagos, Nigeria. When he was 5 years old, he and his family moved to London, where he trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.[1] He spent much of his childhood watching movies and cartoons and was inspired by his childhood heroes such as Robert Zemeckis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, to pursue a career in acting.[2] After graduating, he worked professionally at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith for the passion of acting.

Career[edit | edit source]

Adegboyega made his film debut in the 2008 action film Broken Lines, featuring Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams and Steve Toussaint.

His television roles include Doctors, Casualty, Episodes, Torchwood and Holby City.

He appeared in films such as Skyfall, Transformers: The Last Knight, Avengement and The Marine 6: Close Quarters.

In 2019, he played the role Aaron Sinclair, the estranged father of one of the main characters', Ryan Sinclair, in the Doctor Who New Year's special "Resolution".[3] The same year, he played the role of Viktor in the action thriller film 6 Underground, featuring Ryan Reynolds and Dave Franco.[4]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Adegboyega currently resides in London.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Broken Lines Lucas
2012 Skyfall Silva's Mercenary
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Saebert
2019 6 Underground Viktor
2020 Tom and Jerry Gavin (voice) Post-production

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Torchwood Guard Episode: "The Categories of Life"
2013 Doctors Dennis Carlsson Episode: "What Needs to Be Done"
2015-2017 Man Down Man / Gym Manager / Gym Trainer 3 episodes
2017 Father Brown Lenny Stamper Episode: "The Penitent Man"
2019 Doctor Who Aaron Sinclair Episode: "Resolution"[5]
2019 Holby City Michael Woodward Episode: "This Be the Verse"

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Daniel Adegboyega's Doctor Who News Page". www.doctorwhonews.net. Doctor Who News. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  2. "Catching Up With Daniel Adegboyega". www.walklondonshoes.com. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  3. Kanchan, Suman (31 December 2018). "Doctor Who: Resolution – Who Is Daniel Adegboyega?". www.blogtorwho.com. Blogtor Who. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. Hough, Q.V. (13 December 2019). "Netflix's 6 Underground Cast & Character Backstory Guide". www.screenrant.com. ScreenRant. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. Fullerton, Huw. "Doctor Who New Year's special casts Charlotte Ritchie, Nikesh Patel and Daniel Adegboyega". www.radiotimes.com. Radio Times News. Retrieved 29 May 2020.

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