Jacob Anderson

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Jacob Anderson
Birth name Jacob Anderson
Also known as Raleigh Ritchie
Born (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 24)[1]
Bristol, England
Genres
Occupations Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Columbia
Website raleighritchie.com

Jacob Anderson (born 18 June 1990),[1] also known by his stage name Raleigh Ritchie, is a British actor and singer probably best known for starring as Omen in the British film Adulthood.[2] Since 2012 he has been appearing in the television series Game of Thrones as the character of Grey Worm.[3]

Early and personal life[edit]

Anderson was born and raised in Bristol, England. In 2013, he moved into a new home with actress Aisling Loftus, whom he had been dating for two years prior.[4]

Acting career[edit]

Anderson played Angelo in the film 4.3.2.1. He starred in the ITV drama series Injustice as a teenager in a youth offenders institute.[citation needed] He also had a one-episode guest role on Outnumbered. In 2012 he appeared in an episode of Skins as Ryan and appeared in the feature film Comedown, co-starring Adulthood's Adam Deacon and directed by Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda. Jacob has also featured on the London stage, in plays which include Dunsinane for the RSC, King Lear (with Pete Postlethwaite) at the Young Vic Theatre, and War Horse at the National Theatre. He was seen in the teen slasher film Demons Never Die, playing Ricky, and is currently appearing in the BBC2 comedy Episodes, alongside Matt Le Blanc and Stephen Mangan. In 2012 Anderson was cast for the third season of HBO's television series Game of Thrones as Grey Worm, the leader of a group of soldiers called the Unsullied.[1][3][5][6] Anderson played Dean Thomas, the boyfriend of Chloe Latimer, in ITV drama Broadchurch in 2013.[7]

Music career[edit]

Anderson recorded a song with Plan B which featured on the Adulthood soundtrack, titled "I Need Love". In 2013, Anderson signed to Columbia Records and released a free three-track EP, The Middle Child, under the stage name Raleigh Ritchie. A second EP, Black and Blue, followed in 2014, with a full-length album due later in the year. Anderson's musical influences include Erykah Badu, David Bowie, Jill Scott, The Smiths, and Stevie Wonder.[8] In March 2014, his track "Stronger Than Ever" from Black and Blue was remixed by UK garage producer MJ Cole and released as a standalone single. "Stronger Than Ever" has been used in television adverts promoting the launch of ITV Encore, and peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Doctors Ryan Garvey 1 episode
The Bill Clayton Fortune 1 episode
The Whistleblowers Anthony James 1 episode
2008 Primeval Lucien 1 episode
Casualty Dom Parke 1 episode
Adulthood Omen
Spooks Dean Mitchell 1 episode
2010 Chatroom Si
4.3.2.1 Angelo
2011 Injustice Simon 3 episodes
Outnumbered Chugger 1 episode
Demons Never Die Ricky
2012 Skins Ryan 1 episode
Silent Witness Dave 2 episodes
Episodes Kevin 8 episodes
Comedown Lloyd
Offender Patrick
Beaver Falls Randy 1 episode
2013 The Mimic Steven Coombs 5 episodes
Broadchurch Dean Thomas 6 episodes
2013–present Game of Thrones Grey Worm

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The Middle Child
Black and Blue
Black and Blue Point Two

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[9]
"Stronger Than Ever" 2014 30 Black and Blue
"Birthday Girl" N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "'Games of Thrones' Intros New Black Characters". Jet. 1 April 2013. "22-year-old Jacob Anderson will play Grey Worm" 
  2. ^ Felperin, Leslie (30 June 2008). "Variety Reviews – Adulthood". Variety. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bustos, Kristina. "'Game of Thrones' casts Ed Skrein, Jacob Anderson". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Kay, Richard (18 March 2013). "Selfridge star's home accessory". Daily Mail. 
  5. ^ "Daario Naharis and Grey Worm cast". WinterIsComing.net. 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (20 August 2012). "'Game of Thrones' casts Daenerys' sexy Stormcrow captain". Entertainment Weekly. 
  7. ^ Seale, Jack (19 March 2013). "Broadchurch: who's the killer". Radio Times. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/25851579
  9. ^ "Raleigh Ritchie > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 

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