Silas Carson

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Silas Carson
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Silas Carson at F.A.C.T.S. 2008
Born 1965 (age 51–52)
Westminster, London, England
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1993–present

Silas Carson (born 1965) is an English actor, mostly known for playing Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi and Viceroy Nute Gunray in all three of the Star Wars prequels and providing the voice of the Ood in Doctor Who.


In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Carson also plays two other speaking parts, the Senator of the Trade Federation, Lott Dod (although his voice was replaced with that of actor Toby Longworth) and Antidar Williams, the co-pilot of the ship that Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) are on in the first scene.

He also made a guest appearance on the BBC series Hustle, as Bollywood film fan and perfectionist Kulvinder Samar (whose correct name in the show is actually Kulvinda, but was written as Kulvinder in the credits), and in Spooks and The IT Crowd. He provided alien voices for the Doctor Who episodes "The End of the World", "The Impossible Planet", "The Satan Pit", "Planet of the Ood" and "The End of Time". In the latter four he voiced the Ood, a race once enslaved by humanity.

Since late 2007 he has appeared in several episodes of BBC's school drama Waterloo Road as blackmailer Stuart Hordley.

Carson also had a minor role in Series one of BBC sit-com Outnumbered as a character named Ravi when Sue and Pete had a dinner party.

He also starred in the third series of BBC3 comedy How Not to Live Your Life, alongside Dan Clark and David Armand. He plays Samantha's university professor/love interest Brian.

Carson was born to an English father and Indian mother.


Year Title Format Role Notes
1993 Horse Opera Film Colin
1996 Cold Lazarus Television First Sentry, MSC Guard Episodes 1 and 3
1997 Supply & Demand Film VO15 Officer
Saving Grace Film Man with dog
Fever Pitch Film Indian waiter
1998 Jeremiah Film Hananiah
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Film Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Lott Dod, Antidar Williams
Metrosexuality Television Jonno
The Bill: "Lucky Jim" Television John Trimmer
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman: "Living on Risk" Television Simon Wright
2000 Innocents Film Ash Pavade
2001 Always and Everyone: Episode 3.3 Television Rash Amin
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Film Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray
The Project Film Clive
2004 Hidalgo Film Katib
Waking the Dead: "Fugue States: Part 1" Television DI Crowther
The Predator Film
The Grid Television Dr. Raghib Mutar Episodes 1 and 2
Lie with Me Film Saul Pierson
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Film Ki-Adi-Mundi, Nute Gunray
Cromophobia Film Yoga instructor
William and Mary Television Mr. Ormerond Episodes 3.1, 3.5 and 3.6
Absolute Power: "The Nation's Favourite" Television Reza Bin Laden
Spooks: "Road Trip" Television The Prince
2005–2010 Doctor Who Television Alien voices, The Ood (voice), Ood Sigma (voice) Six episodes:
"The End of the World" (2005)
"The Impossible Planet" (2006)
"The Satan Pit" (2006)
"Planet of the Ood" (2008)
"The End of Time": Parts 1 and 2 (2009–10)
2006 Hustle: "A Bollywood Dream" Television Kulvinder Samar
The Ten Commandments Film Jered
2006–2007 The Bill Television Officer Marcus Swift
2007 Flawless Film Reece
The IT Crowd: "Return of the Golden Child" Television Derek Pippen
Outnumbered: Episode 1.6 Television Ravi
The Sarah Jane Adventures: "Warriors of Kudlak", Parts 1 and 2 Television Kudlak (voice), Emperor (voice)
2007–2008 Waterloo Road Television Stuart Hordley
2008 Heroes and Villains: "Richard the Lionheart" Television Al-Adil
Bonekickers: The Cradle of Civilisation Television Kahmil
2009 Hunter: Episode 1.2 Television Ari Assad
Transgress Film Man
The Philanthropist: "Kashmir" Television
2010 How Not to Live Your Life: Season 3 Television Brian
2010 MI High quakermass Television Well Fit Jim Season 4.3
2011 Holby City: Series 13 Television Sunil Bhatti[1]
2013 Doctors: Series 15 Television DCS James Blake
2014 Locke Film Dr. Gullu
2015 The Casual Vacancy BBC mini series Vikram Jawanda
2015 Tut Spike miniseries Akhenaten
2016 EastEnders Television Haroon Zaman[2] Episode 5381


  1. ^ "Silas Carson Profile". Gordon and French. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ Executive Producer: Sean O'Connor; Director: John Howlett; Writer: Liz Lake (7 November 2016). "Episode dated 07/11/2016". EastEnders. BBC. BBC One. 

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