15 November 1970 (age 47)|
Danny Sapani (born 15 November 1970) is a British actor of Ghanaian descent. He is best known for appearing in Misfits, Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, The Crown, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther.
Sapani was born in London, one of six children of immigrant Ghanaian parents. He was raised in Hackney, and first pursued his interest in acting at the Weekend Arts College in Kentish Town. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Sapani appeared in Danny Boyle's film Trance. His stage credits include August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone and Radio Golf, Errol John's Caribbean classic Moon on a Rainbow Shawl and The National Theatre production of Euripides' Medea. He has also acted in the 2013 Tamil action film, Singam II as an international drug lord. His TV roles include appearances on Misfits, Ultimate Force and Blackout, while his television guest appearances include Judge John Deed and the Doctor Who episode "A Good Man Goes to War." as Colonel Manton. For the first two seasons, Sapani played the role of Sembene in Showtime's Penny Dreadful.
|2001||Tip of My Tongue||Dave's mate||Short film|
|2003||Song for a Raggy Boy||Preston|
|2008||The Oxford Murders||Scott|
|2009||Bucco Blanco||Zak||Short film|
|2010||The Last Jazz Musician||Van Hellier||Short film|
|2012||Hard Boiled Sweets||Leroy|
|2012||Tezz||Train Driver David|
|2012||Parking Wars||Imam||Short film|
|2016||The Siege of Jadotville||Moise Tshombe|
|2017||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Medical Frigate Captain|
|2018||Black Panther||Border Tribe Elder||Hollywood|
|1992||The Bill||Leon Davies||Episode: "Getting Through"|
|1993||Between the Lines||Steve Coogan||Episode: "Crack Up"|
|1997||Casualty||Walker Bennett||Episode: "Treasure"|
|1997||Richard II||Bagot||Television movie|
|1998||Trial & Retribution||Nicky Burton||2 episodes|
|2000||Fish||Peter Cookson||6 episodes|
|2001||Holby City||Craig Sefton||Episode: "Family Ties"|
|2001||Judge John Deed||Johnny Latymer||Episode: "Appropriate Response"|
|2002–05||Ultimate Force||Cpl. Ricky Man||13 episodes|
|2003||Serious and Organized||D.I. Dennis Clifton||6 episodes|
|2003||In Deep||Davies||2 episodes|
|2005||Holby City||Kumi Griffin||Episode: "Tuesday's Child"|
|2005||Little Britain||Derek||Episode: "#3.2"|
|2006||Blue Murder||Gavin Busby||Episode: "In Deep"|
|2007||The Bill||Oscar Daniels||7 episodes|
|2008||Place of Execution||Keith Slocombe||3 episodes|
|2009–11||Misfits||Tony Morecombe||3 episodes|
|2010||Garrow's Law||Gustavus Vassa||Episode: "#2.1"|
|2011||Doctor Who||Colonel Manton||Episode: "A Good Man Goes to War"|
|2011||Casualty||Paul Caffrey||Episode: "Mea Culpa"|
|2011||The Jury||DI Scott||Episode: "#2.2"|
|2012||Blackout||Detective Griffin||2 episodes|
|2012||The Fear||Wes||4 episodes|
|2014–15||Penny Dreadful||Sembene||17 episodes|
|2015||The Bastard Executioner||Berber the Moor||9 episodes|
|2017||Chewing Gum||Marlon||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2017||Broken||Daniel Martin||2 episodes|
|2017||Harlots||William North||7 episodes|
|2017||The Crown||Dr. Kwame Nkrumah||Episode: "Dear Mrs. Kennedy"|
- Danny Sapani. Dannysapani.com. Retrieved on 6 July 2013.
- "Interview with Danny Sapani". Flavour Magazine. 5 April 2012.
- "Where Are They Now?" (PDF). Central School of Speech and Drama. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- 'Singam 2' latest teaser. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (5 June 2013). Retrieved on 6 July 2013.
- "Danny Sapani Plays 'Sembene' - A "Mysterious" Man From The "Dark Continent" In Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful". Indiewire. 29 April 2014.