Enzo Cilenti

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Enzo Cilenti
Born Vincenzo Leonardo Cilenti
(1974-08-08) 8 August 1974 (age 41)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Sienna Guillory (August 2002 – present; 2 daughters)

Vincenzo Leonardo "Enzo" Cilenti (born 8 August 1974) is an English actor, known for his roles in works such as The Theory of Everything, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and Game of Thrones.

Life and career[edit]

Cilenti was born in Bradford, to Italian parents. He worked with his girlfriend, actress Sienna Guillory, in the 2001 film Late Night Shopping. The two were married in 2002, and they have continued to appear together in various works. In February 2011 Guillory gave birth to their twin daughters, Valentina and Lucia, named after Guillory's grandmother and great aunt, who were also twin sisters.

After attending Bradford Grammar School, a degree in French and Spanish at the University of Nottingham followed and led to him working as a night porter and a bodyguard on the Cote D'Azur and in Mexico City respectively.

He completed a one year postgraduate course in acting at Drama Studio London, after which he worked at The Duffer of St. George. His first professional acting role came in Trial & Retribution, which led to the role of Grant in the world premiere of Liz Lochhead's Perfect Days at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Here he was spotted by Wendy Brazington who was casting Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland which at the time had the working title Snarl Up. Enzo played graphic artist Peter Saville on his second collaboration with Winterbottom: the Palme d'Or-nominated 24 Hour Party People.

He has appeared in plays both on and off the West End, notably lead roles in Neil LaBute's play The Shape of Things at The New Ambassadors Theatre, and the European premiere of the Pulitzer prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics at the Hampstead Theatre.

In 2007, Cilenti had a recurring role in the CBS series NCIS as terrorist Mamoun Sharif.

He also performed at The Royal Court in a series of plays written and directed by Russian artists entirely in Russian; in Thai ballet as Orpheus in Backpacker Orpheus, a play devised entirely from people's experiences in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake; and in conceptual theatre for new-writing company Paines Plough in a series of shows (including a one man show) commissioned over a number of seasons by Miuccia Prada to showcase collections for her Miu Miu line at Milan Fashion Week.

Enzo also directed a short film called Getalife, and is currently producing his first feature length movie The Wicked Within, which he also wrote and stars in.

His first novel, Mediterranean Homesick Blues, co-written with Ben Chatfield, has just been published.

Enzo appeared in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). In The Theory of Everything, he portrayed astrophysicist Kip Thorne.

In 2015 he joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Yezzan zo Qaggaz,[1] and he also appears in the BBC series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in the role of Childermass.[2]

He now lives and resides in London and Los Angeles.



  1. ^ "Game of Thrones season five cast announced at Comic Con!". Watchers on the Wall. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: About the Show". Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

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