Ferdinand Kingsley

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Ferdinand Kingsley
Born 1988 (age 27–28)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actor, musician

Ferdinand Kingsley (born 1988) is an English actor and musician.

Kingsley is the son of actors Ben Kingsley and Alison Sutcliffe. He was educated at Warwick School and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[1]

Acting career[edit]

His theatre credits include Troilus and Cressida, and Little Eyolf for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[1][2] He played Rosencrantz in the National Theatre's 2010–11 production of Hamlet (for which he received a commendation at the 2010 Ian Charleson Awards) and Phaeax in Welcome to Thebes.[1][2]

In the film The Last Legion he played Young Ambrosinus in flashbacks to the younger days of the character Ambrosinus, played by his father Ben Kingsley.[3]

He took the part of Albert Aurier in the BBC TV production Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words.[1][2][4]

He plays Bushy in Richard II, which is part of the BBC's Shakespeare season to be aired in Summer 2012.[2][5]

He played both Jesus and God the Father in the August 2012 production of the York Mystery Plays.[2][6]

In 2013, Kingsley played the part of murdered Jewish anarchist Joshua Bloom in the BBC period crime drama Ripper Street, and filmed prominent roles in Agatha Christie's Poirot: Elephants Can Remember, the BBC's feature film The Whale as Obed Hendricks, and Universal Pictures' 2014 feature Dracula Untold. In Spring 2013, Kingsley starred in the short film Dance in Colour by The Crookes. In 2016 Kingsley starred in ITV's eight-part drama Victoria.

Music career[edit]

Kingsley works as an electronic music producer and composer, under the name "FK".[7]

His two most recent releases are remixes of Lucy Rose's singles, "Middle of the Bed" and "Scar", on Fauna Records.[8][9] Also as "FK", Kingsley composes and produces music for theatre, television and film.



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