William Vanderpuye

Actor

Born: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

BIOGRAPHY

William Wallace Bruce-Vanderpuye (born 3 December 1963), also known as William Vanderpuye, Will Vanderpuye or Will Vanders, is an award-winning British actor broadcaster, writer voice-over artist and producer. He is the grandson of Jacob Sylvanus Bruce-Vanderpuye Barrister at Law, Djastse and Ga Manche (Paramount Chief) of The Otubluhun Stool, Jamestown, Accra, Ghana, formerly the British colony of the Gold Coast. The titles are hereditary, although not used by Vanderpuye or his father William Wallace Bruce-Vanderpuye Snr. The Bruce "Clan" (Nanka Bruce) are an aristocratic Ghanaian family with a pedigree tracing back to King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. The Vanderpuyes are Kings of Elmina dating back to Jacobus Vanderpuye (1780), nobleman and Dutch Governor General of the region at St Georges Castle Elmina. Vanderpuye has had a long career consisting of many leading theatrical roles and supporting characters in British films and television programmes. He is also a sportscaster, covering combat sports such as kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

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