O T Fagbenle

Last updated 04 January 2015

O T Fagbenle
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O T Fagbenle

Born: 1980 (age: 44)


O. T. Fagbenle is a British actor.

Born in London to a Nigerian father and a British mother, Fagbenle moved to Spain as a child.

He started acting at the age of 14 for the Ritual Theatre Arts 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 Les Blancs 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.

He won a M.E.N. Theatre award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of a man claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son in John Guare's award-winning play Six Degrees of Separation.

In 2008, Fagbenle flew to Paris for world-renowned theatre director Peter Brook, to help workshop and develop Brook's international production of Tierno Bokar.

Fagbenle played the role of Sportin' Life, in Sir Trevor Nunn's award winning production of Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre in the West End of London 

Fagbenle has also appeared in Academy award-winning director Anthony Minghella's 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. He also played 'Other Dave' in the two part Doctor Who story Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. He starred in Little Miss Jocelyn as Mrs Owukupopo dead husband  and was a deliver guy (2004 - 2006) in Little Miss Jocelyn

Fagbenle starred in two dramas for the BBC, including the role of Walter Tull in Walter's War, a biopic of the first mixed-heritage officer in the British Army

In January 2010 Fagbenle appeared as Chris in the BBC One flagship show Material Girl..

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

Along with a starring actor credit, Fagbenle composed the music and penned the lyrics for several songs for the NBC drama Quarterlife, created by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick.

In 2011 O-T Co-wrote the song - 'Storm' which was released by Tyga on his Black Thoughts Vol. 2 Mixtape. The song Features vocalist Stefano Moses, a long time musical collaborator with Fagbenle.