Ed Skrein is an English actor as well as a rapper. He has some incredible roles to his credit and the most famous is that of Daario Naharis in the third season of the TV show Game of Thrones.
Ed Skrein and his latest projects and controversy
Ed Skrein last year had taken up the role of Major Ben Daimio in Hellboy. The character is supposedly a Japanese-American and viewers thought the role should have landed with an Asian actor. But it went to a white person and people accused the makers of the show of whitewashing the character. Hearing the controversy, Ed to everyone’s surprise voluntarily withdrew himself from the role and it then was given to Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim.
“We have public personas and such that build up through what people translate in our images, and our aesthetics, and creating their own narratives to that, and the narratives that we create through our interviews. People build up ideas of us from the characters that we play, but people that know me personally would not be surprised by my reaction to that and that there was no option, and they would have known that that was something that I just wouldn’t have been able to enter into. Anything I do I have to do wholeheartedly, so no, it was a very simple decision. It meant a lot to me that it meant a lot to other people and that it resonated so much with people.”
There is a sequel to Walt Disney’s Maleficent coming up and Ed is a part of it. He has a villainous character to play in the film but the exact details are not known yet.
Ed Skrein and his birth and early life
Ed Skrein’s full name is Edward George Skrein which has been shortened to Ed Skrein. His birthday falls on 29 March and his year of birth was 1983. He is 35 years old now. His birthplace is Camden, London, England, UK. Ed Skrein was brought up in the boroughs of Camden, Haringey, and Islington. Ed Skrein has a mixed descent-English and Jewish Austrian. He is the youngest child of his parents.
He studied at the public tertiary art school called Central Saint Martins and did a BA in fine art painting.
Ed Skrein and his career in music
Ed Skrein also has an interest in music and he released his first three tracks EP in 2004 with Dented Record Company. His first album came out in 2007 and was called The Eat Up. He also collaborated with a number of other renowned artists.
Ed Skrein and his acting career
His first acting role was in the short film called Michelle by Plan B. His first lead role is in II Manors. His most popular role was in Game of Thrones and he was in the third season as Daario Naharis. He was also seen in the lead role in The Transporter Refueled. He was the lead villain Ajax in Deadpool. In 2016, he was cast in Gateway 6. He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.
The handsome hunk has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch and his weight is 87 kg. He has brown hair with blue eyes. His chest is of 43 inches circumference and his biceps size is 15.5 inches. He has an Instagram account with 172.3k fans. His Twitter and Facebook also have a huge number of followers.
Ed Skrein and his personal life, girlfriend, wife, children
Ed Skrein is not married. He resides in London with his partner whose name has not been revealed. He prefers to keep his private life under wraps. He has a son with her and his name is Marley.
Reference wikipedia.com, cinemnablend.com, variety.com