Charles Mnene

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Charles Mnene
Born Charles Dieva Mnene
(1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 31)
Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality British/ Kenyan
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Charles Dieva Mnene (born 11 December 1985)[1] is a Kenyan-British film, television and stage actor.

Mnene's television appearances include guest roles in The Bill, Holby City, Doctors and the drama Ahead of the Class, with Julie Walters,[2] plus several films and stage productions.[3]

His first screen experience was in Thomas Clay's The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael,[4] which caused a stir at Cannes International Film Festival in 2005.[5][6] He also landed the role of Demetrios in Martha Fiennes' feature film Chromophobia.[7][8] In 2006, Mnene stirred more controversy in the BAFTA award winning drama Shoot the Messenger, alongside David Oyelowo[3] and in 2008's Fallout, written by Roy Williams, in which he plays a gang leader who murders one of his classmates.[9]

He has continued to appear in films, stage and television work, including Richard Jobson's New Town Killers, and is starring in writer-director Paul Wilkins' 7 Lives, which is shooting, and John Akomfrah's Games Men Play.[5]


Law & Order UK - series 5/6 playing Mark Ellis

Year Series Role Notes
2004 Doctors[1] Billy Marshall 1 episode: "Mother's Pride"
2005 Ahead of the Class[1] Carl
Holby City[1] Robert 'Red' Hopwood 1 episode: "Awakenings"
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael[1] Ben
Chromophobia[1] Demetrios
Coming Up[1] Ashley 1 episode: "Bird's Eye View"
The Bill[1] Jordan Tomlin 11 episodes: "The Bill (series 21) and The Bill (series 22)"
2006 Shoot the Messenger[1] Germal
Life and Lyrics[10] BT
2007 The Virus[1] Lead Male
Saturday's Shadow[1] Gang Leader
2008 Changing Climates, Changing Times[1] Idri M'nati
Brixton 85[1] Dex Turner
Fallout[1] Emile Banis
Silent Witness[1] Keenan Barnes 2 episodes: "Safe: Part 1 & 2"
New Town Killers[1] Sam
2009 Exhale[1] Joel
Leaving Eva[1] Adam
Myths[1] Orpheus 1 episode: "Escape from the Underworld"
Dubplate Drama[1][11] Devil
Kid[1] Dahab
2010 Casualty[1] Eamon Charles (D-Ray) 1 episode: "The Enemy Within"
2010 Misfits[1] Derren
2011 7 Lives ICE
2012 TV Series Casualty Anton Tait
Brash Young Turks My-Boy
The Knife That Killed Me Goddo
2015 Tatort Ebi West 1 episode: Schutzlos


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Charles Mnene". IMDb. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "AHEAD OF THE CLASS (2005)". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "BBC – Drama – Shoot The Messenger.". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Critic's Week official listing
  5. ^ a b "Charles mnene". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "BFI official listing". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chromophobia (2005) – Cast and Credits – Yahoo! Movies.". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Charles Mnene – Biography, Photo Gallery, Latest News, Message board". Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Channel 4 – Disarming Britain". Archived from the original on 15 July 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Charles Mnene - About This Person - Movies & TV -". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "Dubplate Drama". 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 

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