Biography: Nonso Anozie’s film and television career includes leading roles in Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning productions. Most recently, he appeared in “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh. His other film credits include “Atonement,” “Happy Go Lucky,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “The Grey,” “Brighton Rock,” Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla,” “Cass,” “The Last Legion,” “Ender’s Game” and “Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit.” His upcoming feature film, “Pan,” will be released in October 2015.
Anozie’s television credits include “Occupation,” “Stolen,” and a major guest role as Xaro Xhoan Daxos in “Game of Thrones.” He played Samson in the Emmy Award-nominated series “The Bible,” for the History Channel, and appeared in “Dracula” for Sky NBC. Nonso will appear in “Tut” for Spike TV, premiering in July 2015. Additionally, his distinctive voice has been included in many different commercials and video games worldwide.
Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Anozie’s theatre career has taken him to major cities all over the world. Upon graduating in 2002, he became the youngest person in history to play “King Lear” for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He then played opposite Kenneth Branagh as the Prisoner in “Edmond” at the National Theatre. Nonso won worldwide acclaim as the title role in Cheek by Jowl's world tour of “Othello.” He also played the lead in “Death and the King’s Horseman” at the National.
Anozie was born in London. He can be followed on Twitter at @NonsoAnozie. (Courtesy CBS, 2015)