Ako Mitchell is a British-American actor and filmmaker. Ako directed and co-wrote the short film "I'm in the corner with the bluebells" part of the international shorts competition at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Ako recently played “Klook” in “Klook’s Last Stand” at London’s Park Theatre where he received an Off West End Awards Best Actor nomination. He also recently played esteemed British actor Lenny Henry's brother in Fences in the West End. Ako has also worked at London’s Donmar Warehouse and played opposite Patina Miller in Sister Act at The London Palladium. Ako’s credits also include: Pilot in Nick Lloyd Webber’s The Little Prince (Savoy Theatre); Mitch in Spelling Bee (Donmar Warehouse); Mufasa in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre-West End) and Dennis in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Film). Ako also Co-produced the documentary film 500 Years Later, a winner at the Pan-African Film Festival, Black Berlin International Cinema and Harlem International Film Festival.