DeObia Oparei

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DeObia Oparei (also credited as Dhobi Oparei and Deobia Operei) is a London born[1] English actor and playwright perhaps best known for his role as the Gunner in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and as Thundarian in Your Highness.

Oparei began his career working for various British theatre companies, like Theatre De Complicite, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal National Theatre[citation needed]. Oparei's film debut was a small supporting role in Alien 3. After playing the lead role of American playwright John Guare's Six Degrees Of Separation, Oparei scored his next supporting film role, as "Le Chocolat", in the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge!.

Oparei is also a playwright. His first play, Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self, a dramedy about race, sexuality and identity, opened to critical acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre. The Guardian's Michael Billington described the play as "wild, raunchy and funny".[2]

In 2015 Oparei joins the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Areo Hotah.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Game of Thrones Areo Hotah TV series
2012 Dredd TJ the Paramedic
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Gunner
Your Highness Thundarian
2010 Death Race 2 Big Bill
The Presence Woodsman Minor role
Mr. Nice Tee Bone Taylor
2005 Doom Sergeant Roark "Destroyer" Gannon
2004 Thunderbirds Mullion
2002 The Four Feathers Idris-Es-Saier Minor role
2001 Moulin Rouge! Le Chocolat
1992 Alien 3 Arthur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deobia Oparei". Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Michael Billington (4 December 2002). "Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self, Royal Court Theatre, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Game of Thrones season five cast announced at Comic Con!". Watchers On The Wall. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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