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Creator / Ed Skrein

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"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."

Edward George "Ed" Skrein (born March 29, 1983 in Camden, London) is an English actor and musician.

Prior to acting, he performed as a 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 HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, where he'd be succeeded by Michiel Huisman due to creative differences between himself and the producers.

In 2016, he starred in the X-Men film Deadpool (2016) as villain Ajax, opposite Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin.

In 2017, he was cast as Ben Daimio in Hellboy (2019); however, after learning that 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. Daniel Dae Kim was ultimately chosen for the role.


Selected filmography



  • Mind Out / Once Upon a Skrein EP (2004)
  • The Eat Up (2007)
  • Pre-Emptive Nostalgia EP (2007)


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