DeObia Oparei (born 7 December 1971), also credited as Deobia Operei, is an English actor and playwright. He is best known for his roles as the Gunner in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and as Thundarian in Your Highness (2011).
Oparei began his career working for various British theatre companies, like The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Youth Theatre. Oparei's film debut was a small supporting role in Alien 3. After playing the lead role of American playwright John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, Oparei scored his next supporting film role, as "Le Chocolat", in the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge!. In 1993, he appeared in an episode of the popular British television series Minder as 'Winston', a worker for Arthur Daley
Oparei is also a playwright. His first play, Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self, a dramedy about race, sexuality and identity, opened to critical acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre. The Guardian's Michael Billington described the play as "wild, raunchy and funny".
|Sex Education||Mr. Effiong||TV series|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Loki Hayes|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Dikembe Umbutu|
|2015–2016||Game of Thrones||Areo Hotah||6 episodes, TV series|
|2013||Tula: The Revolt||Hacha|
|2012||Dredd||TJ the Paramedic|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Gunner|
|Death Race 2||Big Bill|
|Mr. Nice||Tee Bone Taylor|
|2005||Doom||Sergeant Gannon "Destroyer" Roark|
|2002||The Four Feathers||Idris-Es-Saier|
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Le Chocolat|
- "Full list of Film, Television and Stage credits". Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "DeObia Oparei". Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
- "interview | deobia oparei". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Michael Billington (4 December 2002). "Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self, Royal Court Theatre, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "Game of Thrones season five cast announced at Comic Con!". Watchers On The Wall. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
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