Cyril Nri

Last updated 09 January 2020

Cyril Nri
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Cyril Ikechukwu Nri

Born: Tuesday 25th April 1961 (age: 62)

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Cyril Nri is a British actor, writer and director. 

He attended the Young Vic Youth Theatre in Waterloo, London. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and is probably best known for playing the role of Superintendent Adam Okaro, now Chief Superintendent, in the long-running ITV police drama The Bill. He also had a cameo role as Graham, a barrister colleague of Miles and Anna, in several episodes of the cult BBC TV drama series This Life.

Nri attended Holland Park School in West London and appeared in a school production of Three Penny Opera.

In 2008, he starred alongside other former The Bill favourites, Philip Whitchurch and Russell Boulter in an episode of BBC1's Waking the Dead.

In 2009 he appeared in The Observer at the Royal National Theatre.

In 2009 and 2010 he appeared in Law & Order UK as a Judge Demarco.

In February 2010 he guest starred in Doctors.

In November 2010, he appeared in Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, in the "Lost in Time" episodes. He later reappeared in October 2011, in the Series opener of Series 5, "Sky"