othellokenton460Eamonn Walker returned to British television starring as John Othello in a modern adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Othello on ITV, opposite Christopher Eccleston. For his role he won the Best male performance in television award at the first ever Black Film Makers (BMF) Film and Television Awards ceremony for the UK’s leading black TV and film stars, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in September 2002.

 

008-oz-theredlistIn May 2007, he became the first Moorish actor to play the role of Othello at either the original Globe Theatre or at the modern reconstruction, Shakespeare’s Globe in London. In the United States he is known for playing Kareem Saïd in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a Cable ACE Award

 

 

 

 

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