Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Nonso Anozie (born 1979) is an actor who has appeared in several stage plays and four films to date.
In the summer of 2002 he became the youngest person in history to play William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and won the Ian Charleson Award in 2005 for his performance as Othello.
He was the winner of the 2004 Magnolia Stage Performance Award in China and was the first non-Chinese to be honoured with the prize of best actor.
Anozie was hired in 2006 to provide the voice for the armoured bear Iorek Byrnison in the film adaptation of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights. The actor was to later be replaced by Ian McKellen two months before the film is set to be released.
Nonso recently stared in Cass, a true story of one man's identity struggle and ultimate redemption.