CAST BIOGRAPHIES

NICKOLAI SALCEDO – ULRIC CROSS

Nickolai Salcedo is a Trinidadian actor, singer/ songwriter, musician and visual artist. He has been performing for many years as both an actor and frontman for the band Gyazette. He was formally introduced to acting while attending the University of the West Indies.

Since then, he has been a part of several productions, both on stage and on screen including “Pan”, a feature docudrama about the development of the steelpan in the 20th century.

He has also held lead roles in theater productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing the roles of Oberon and Duke Theseus, and Eddie in Fool for Love by Samuel Shepard and the Trinidad Theater Network.

PETER WILLIAMS – JAMES “PONY” MCFARLANE

Peter Williams was born on December 31, 1957 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an actor and writer whose selected credits include The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Da Vinci’s Inquest (two seasons), Neon Rider (all seasons) and Stargate SG-1(multiple seasons).

Peter is currently residing in Canada where the majority of his work has been in television. He has also appeared on the big screen in films such as Catwoman and The Chronicles of Riddick.

In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1’s premiere, Peter was nominated for a Best Actor in a Leading Role Genie Award for Soul Survivor. He co-starred that same year in Don Allan’s Jungleground.

More recently, he has guest starred in the Toronto-shot series The Expanse. He is proud of his lead role as Gene Wright in Frances-Anne Solomon’s acclaimed feature film A Winter Tale.

JESSICA B. HILL – NICOLA CROSS

Having recently completed two years at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Jessica is presently a member of the Stratford Festival’s prestigious Mary Savidge Award that recognizes an actress who has shown outstanding dedication to her craft.

JOSEPH MARCELL – C.L.R. JAMES

Joseph Marcell is a British actor, best known for his role as Geoffrey, the English butler on the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Born in Britain of Caribbean parents, he trained at RADA, has lived and worked in the US, and currently resides in London where he serves on the board of Global Theater.

He continues to work in theater and film and recently played the title role in a nationwide production of Shakespeare’s King Lear. He also starred in Derek Walcott’s production of Omeros in The National Theater.

PIPPA NIXON – ANN CROSS

Pippa Nixon is a British actress who trained at the Manchester School of Theater and is known for her role in John Carter (2012), Panic (2014) and 24Seven (2011).

She recently replaced Sinead Matthews as Gwendolyn Fairfax in the West End production of The Importance of Being Earnest, the final production in the year-long series of shows at the UK Vaudeville Theatre celebrating Oscar Wilde.

FRASER JAMES – GEORGE PADMORE

Fraser James was born James Stephen Fraser. He is known for his work on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), The Loch (2017) and Yardie (2018). Fraser James is an English actor, best known for his role in the television legal drama series, Judge John Deed, from 2001-2006.

ERIC KOFI ABREFA – KOFI MENSAH

Ghanaian-British actor Eric Kofi-Abrefa is one of the most exciting upcoming talents in Britain. He is known for Tight Jeans (2008), If Not Now, When? (2009), Shoot the Messenger (2006) and Stella (TV Series, 2013).

Most recently he was seen in Law & Order: UK and Fury with Brad Pitt. As a theater actor he has performed with the Royal Court and National Company in a range of leading and supporting roles.

JOHN DUMELO – PK ASANTE

John Dumelo is well recognised for his roles in over eighty (80) films. He won Joy FM’s Best Ghanaian Actor in 2009 and he has been nominated for Africa’s Most Promising Actor by AMMA 2010, for his role in Heart of Men. He received another nomination for Best Actor by Best of Nollywood Awards, for his role in The Maidens.

John won Africa’s Most Outstanding Actor 2011 at the Afro Australian Movies and Music Awards in Australia. He also won the Best African Actor Award at the African Entertainment Awards in April 2012 in Malaysia. He recently starred in a Hollywood movie with Kimberly Ellis in Ghana.

JIMMY AKINGBOLA – KWAME NKRUMAH

Award-winning, British-Nigerian actor, Jimmy Akingbola is listed as one of the Top Ten Black British actors alongside Idris Elba, and has created a name for himself within the British acting scene, working consistently in TV, Film and Theatre. He is currently a regular on British television, appearing on top BBC series Rev and Holby City.

He has worked with many of the best theatre Directors in the UK and the most established theatres including the Royal National Theatre, RSC, Noel Coward Theatre (West End), Donmar Warehouse, and Soho Theatre.

ADJETEY ANANG – PATRICE LUMUMBA

Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian actor best known as ‘Pusher’ in the TV series, Things We Do For Love.

He has featured in many Ghanaian movies including award-winning, Shirley Frimpong projects like A Sting In A Tale, Adam’s Apples and the recent Potomanto. He has also featured in a Dutch movie titled Slavery.

OC UKEJE – JULIUS NYERERE

Lagos-born actor, OC Ukeje is also a singer and performer. Widely recognized as Nigeria’s most promising actor, OC joined the Nigerian entertainment scene in 2006 after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show for actors. He later trained at the New York Film Academy.

PRINCE DAVID OSEIA – MOBUTU SESE SEKO

Prince David Oseia was born as Prince David Osei. He is an actor, known for The Dead (2010), Flight by Night (2016) and Nana Means King (2015).