O.T. Fagbenle

O.T. Fagbenle (also known as O-T and OT) is a British actor. He has appeared in several films, stage and television productions.

Born in London to a Nigerian father and a British mother, Fagbenle moved to Spain as a child and started learning the alto saxophone. Within a year he was playing for the South Coast Jazz Band and toured the Edinburgh Festival. He moved back to England where he continued to perform as a musician in big bands at the Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall.

He started acting at the age of 14 for the Tiata Fahodzi African Theatre Company and was given the lead role in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", performing at international venues and at central London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated early to make his graduate debut at the Royal Exchange Theatre in 'Le Blanc’s" in 2001.

Fagbenle continued his Shakespearean roles performing in "Romeo and Juliet" as Mercutio in a national tour culminating at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2004. Later that year, he was awarded the M.E.N. Theatre award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Sidney Poitier's son in John Guare's award-winning play "Six Degrees of Separation."

More recently, O-T Fagbenle portrayed Sean, an American television star who has an on-screen relationship with Stacey Dash, the self-obsessed Brianna in Amy Heckerling's "I Could Never Be Your Woman." Fagbenle has also appeared in Academy award-winning director, Anthony Minghella's 2006 movie, "Breaking and Entering" with Jude Law and Juliette Binoche.

Fagbenle starred in a sitcom for the BBC called "Grownups" and the British TV series Agatha Christie's "Marple".

For several months in 2004 he took the part of Kwame in the BBC World Service radio soap "Westway".

He has also been honoured by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (of which Queen Elizabeth II is patron) by being included in the '100 faces of RADA' along with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Clive Owen and Sir John Gielgud.

In October 2006, Fagbenle was greeted with critical acclaim for his performance in Trevor Nunn's Tony Award winning world premiere of "Porgy and Bess The Musical". Following Cab Calloway in the opera and Sammy Davis Jr. in the feature film, O-T Fagbenle played the infamous role of Sportin' Life, at the Savoy Theatre in the West End of London.

Along with a starring actor credit, O-T Fagbenle composed the music and penned the lyrics for multiple songs for the NBC drama "Quarterlife", created by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick)

elected filmography

*Doctor Who (2008) .... Other Dave
*I Could Never Be Your Woman (2006) .... Sean
*Breaking and Entering (2006) .... Joe
*Grownups (2006) TV Series .... Dean
*Poppies (2006) .... Michael
*Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006) (TV) .... Chris Murphy
*Doctors Between the Lines (2005).... Todd Dexter
*Hollyoaks (2004) TV Drama .... James Walker
*As If (2004) TV Drama .... Tyler
*Casualty (2004) TV Drama .... Terry O'Brien
*420 Seconds of Love (2002) .... Ben
*EastEnders (2002) TV Drama .... Angels

External links

*imdb name | id=1282966 | name=O.T. Fagbenle

Lifetime| 1980 | |Fagbenle, O-T

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