Oris Erhuero

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Oris Erhuero
Born (1968-09-23) 23 September 1968 (age 49)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, producer, writer, fashion model
Years active 1993–present

Oris Erhuero (Born 23 September 1968) is a British actor, producer, writer, and fashion model. After modelling for several years, he transitioned into television and film, with roles in The Adventures of Sinbad,[1] The Bill, Highlander: Endgame, Sometimes in April.[2][3] Oris Erhuero own his film production company and is the head designer of bespoke jewellery.

Early life[edit]

Oris Erhuero was born in Finsbury Park, London, and is the oldest of seven children.[4] Attended Beaufoy Boys School[5] Kennington and later classically trained in the Fashion Drama and Arts[6][7] He came to notoriety in the Hollywood circuit in the early 90s[8][9] of the back of a mega worldwide successful modelling trail in London, New York, Paris and Milan.[10][11]


Early career[edit]

Erhuero left London for United States where he was introduced to the Fashion Industry. As one of the most photographed male black models[12] [13] of his era with his very strong recognisable face as his signature look and the ability to transform as a chameleon. He rapidly acquired campaigns for clients in the world fashion industry including Christian Dior, Armani, the late Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Gaultier, Moschino, Diesel, Vivienne Westwood and Romeo Gigli. Further more in commercials such as Coca-Cola, Gatorade. Oris was then, and still is, recognised through endless cinema and TV ads. Through the years Erhuero has shot with the likes of A-list photographers such as the late Bob Carlos Clarke, Nick Knight and Rankin and with award-winning directors such as Raoul Peck and Guy Richie.


Erhuero obtained a series regular role of Rongar in the television series The Adventures of Sinbad[14] which began his career[8] breakthrough. He played the role of Winston in Highlander: Endgame.[15] Erhuero has also worked on several television shows in both England and United States as E-Ring and The District. In 2005 the Oscar Award nominated director Raoul Peck showed case his talent in the Golden Globe and NAACP nominated HBO film Sometimes in April[16] [17][18] which was based on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide[19][20] and he was nominated [21][22] for a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor


In 2008, Erhuero left Los Angeles and returned to London for additional acting roles.[23] He made first British television debut on the television crime drama series of The Bill[24] and on stage in the award-winning play The Diary of Black men.[25][26][27] In 2016, Oris won the UK screen nation's[28] best leading actor award[29][30][31] for the African Academy Award movie The Cursed Ones[32][33]¨.[34][35] In the same year, he was also nominated[36] as best leading actor for the awarded Best West African Movie[37][38] Road to Yesterday,[39] currently five stars Netflix[40] movie and one of the most viewed films on the major transatlantic airlines. Currently, Oris is working on several productions due to be released in 2017–2018, such as the high-octane action horror film "Redcon1 Zombie Apocalypse"[41][42][43][44] and in many interesting performances, such as "Love in the age of fear" directed by Antonio Riberio.[45][46] Oris is showing consistent maturity and growth as an actor who is constantly searching for ways to broaden and define new horizons.


Year Movie Role Notes
1996 The Adventures of Sinbad Rongar As one of the leading actors of the show
2000 Highlander: Endgame Winston At the North American box office, the film opened at No. 5, grossing $6,223,330 in its opening weekend. It went on to gross $12,811,858 domestically and gather $3,031,750 from international markets for a worldwide total of $15,843,608
2000 Titus / "Surprise Party" DEA Agent Nominated TV Show Primetime Emmy 2002
2002 VIP / "Die Bodyguards" Saghal Won Daytime Emmy 2002
2002 The District (TV Series)|Payback Tyrell Wilson Nominated Primetime Emmy 2001
2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)| "Fire and Ice" Fireman Won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2002 and 2004
2002 Black Mask 2 Wolf Choreographed by Woo-Ping Yuen
2003 Lotta King
2002 The Orlando Jones Show Baby Daddy
2003 One on One / "I Hear White People" Mr. James Nominated Image Award 2003
2004 A Lousy Ten Grand Cleon
2005 Sometimes in April Honoré Black Reel Award nomination Best Supporting Actor,

Golden Globe and NAACP nominated best Film

2005 Joe Willie's Friend Michael
2005 The Gold Bracelet The Man
2005 E-Ring Guest Star Won Primetime Emmy 2006
2006 Hurricane in the Rose Garden Warrior
2009 The Bill (TV Series) / "Prodigal Son" Linton Barry TV Show Won BAFTA TV Award 2009, Nominated in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2008
2009 Moloch Tropical John Baker Nominated Best Film Sydney Film Festival
2010 Chicago Pulaski Jones Tornado
2013 "Strike Back" (TV Series) Brig. Gen Lewis / Colonel Lewis Nominated TV Show Primetime Emmy 2010
2015 The Cursed Ones Godwin Ezeudu Won Screen Nation Film and Television Award Favorite Male Screen Personality,

AMAA nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role, Executive Producer

2015 Road to Yesterday Izu Won for Best West African Movie, Nominated Best leading actor Ghana Movie Award
2017 Redcon1- Zombie Apocalypse CAPT Marcus Stanton Post Production
2018 Love of the age of fear Post Production
2018 Untitled Project Post Production


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  40. ^ "Road to Yesterday". netflix.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  41. ^ "'El Mariachi' Star Leads UK Action Horror REDCON-1". filmcombatsyndicate.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
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