DeObia Oparei (born 7 July 1971) 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".
|1998||Dark City||Train Passenger|
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Le Chocolat|
|2002||Dirty Pretty Things||Mini-Cab Driver|
|2002||The Four Feathers||Idris-Es-Saier|
Credited as Dhobi Oparei
|2005||Doom||Sergeant Gannon "Destroyer" Roark|
|2009||Thick as Thieves||Rawls|
|2009||Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground||Derrick Jackson||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Mr. Nice||Tee Bone Taylor|
|2010||Death Race 2||Big Bill|
|2011||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||Gunner|
|2012||Dredd||TJ the Paramedic|
|2013||Tula: The Revolt||Hacha|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Dikembe Umbutu|
|2019||Jumanji: The Next Level||Gromm||Credited as Deobia Oparei|
|1992||Between the Lines||Ruby||Episode: "Nothing Personal"|
|1993||Minder||Winston||Episode: "Cars and Pints and Pains"|
|1998||Trial & Retribution||DC Palmer|
|2002||Holby City||Dave Whellan||Episode: "Hearts and Minds"|
|2015||Proof||Mr. Oumandi||2 episodes|
|2015–2016||Game of Thrones||Areo Hotah||6 episodes|
|2017||Emerald City||Sullivan||Episode: "Mistress - New - Mistress"|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Loki Hayes||2 episodes|
|2017||The Orville||Captain Vorak||Episode: "About a Girl"|
|2019||Sex Education||Mr. Effiong|
- "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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