Ben Onwukwe

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Ben Onwukwe
Born Benjamin Neil Paddock Onwukwe
(1957-08-21) 21 August 1957 (age 61)
Stepney, London, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Known for Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie in London's Burning

Benjamin Neil Paddock Onwukwe (born 21 August 1957 in Stepney, London, England) is a British film, radio, television, theatre and voice actor.

He is perhaps best known for appearing as Firefighter Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie from 1991 to 2002 in London's Burning, a dramatic television series first aired on the British television network ITV.


In addition to his most famous role in London's Burning, Onwukwe has frequently appeared on television in, among others, Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Inspector Morse, Coronation Street, Between the Lines, Delta Wave. His most recent television appearance was in 2018 in the ‘’Netflix’’ series Safe.

Onwukwe has also worked in various schools across the country, appeared in theatrical productions, recorded several radio plays and narrated audio books.[citation needed]

He was also a member of the BBC's Radio Drama Company.[1]


  1. ^ "Radio and audio book companies", in Lloyd Trott, ed., Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016, pp. 353-354

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