Born: Nairobi, Kenya
Charles Mnene (born 11 December) is a Kenyan-British film, television and stage actor.Mnenes television appearances include guest roles in The Bill, Holby City, Doctors and the drama Ahead of the Class, with Julie Walters, plus several films and stage productions.His first screen experience was in Thomas Clays The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, which caused a stir at Cannes International Film Festival in 2005. He also landed the role of Demetrios in Martha Fiennes feature film Chromophobia. In 2006, Mnene stirred more controversy in the BAFTA award winning drama Shoot the Messenger, alongside David Oyelowo and in 2008s Fallout, written by Roy Williams, in which he plays a gang leader who murders one of his classmates.He has continued to appear in films, stage and television work, including Richard Jobsons New Town Killers, and is starring in writer-director Paul Wilkins 7 Lives, which is shooting, and John Akomfrahs Games Men Play.
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