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1[[quoteright:290:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ed_skrein.png]] ²->''"I never really look back. My journey has been unorthodox in many ways. All I do is count my blessings and try to be as present as I can, and I'm thankful for every step of this journey."''²²Edward George "Ed" Skrein (born 29 March 1983 in Camden, London) is an English actor and musician.²²Prior to acting, he performed as a [[HipHop rapper]] and released an album, ''The Eat Up'', in 2007. He then moved onto taking roles in films and television, appearing in the Plan B film ''Ill Manors'' and originating the role of Daario Naharis in Creator/{{HBO}}'s hit fantasy series ''Series/GameOfThrones'', where he'd be succeeded by Creator/MichielHuisman due to creative differences between himself and the producers.²²In 2016, he starred in the [[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]] film ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' as villain Ajax, opposite Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/MorenaBaccarin.²²In 2017, he was cast as Ben Daimio in ''Film/{{Hellboy|2019}}''; however, after learning that [[RaceLift the character is originally Japanese-American in the comics]] as a result of a whitewashing controversy, he stepped down from the role, hoping for a more appropriate replacement. Creator/DanielDaeKim was ultimately chosen for the role.²²----²!! Selected filmography²* ''Ill Manors'' (2012) as Ed Richardson²* ''Film/TheSweeney'' (2012) as David²* ''Series/TheTunnel'' (2013) as Anthony Walsh²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (2013) as Daario Naharis [[note]][[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Creator/MichielHuisman in later seasons[[/note]]²* ''Film/TigerHouse'' (2015) as Callum²* ''Film/TheTransporterRefueled'' (2015) as Frank Martin²* ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' (2016) as Francis Freeman / Ajax²* ''Film/InDarkness'' (2018) as Marc Gordon²* ''Film/AlitaBattleAngel'' (2018) as Zapan²* ''Film/{{TAU}}'' (2018) as Alex²* ''Film/IfBealeStreetCouldTalk'' (2018) as Officer Bell²* ''Film/MaleficentMistressOfEvil'' (2019) as Borra²* ''Film/{{Midway|2019}}'' (2019) as Lieutenant Richard Halsey "Dick" Best²----²!! Discography²* ''Mind Out / Once Upon a Skrein'' EP (2004)²* ''The Eat Up'' (2007)²* ''Pre-Emptive Nostalgia'' EP (2007) ²----

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