Silas Carson

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Silas Carson
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Silas Carson at F.A.C.T.S. 2008
Born1965 (age 54–55)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1993–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.

Life and career[edit]

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.

In late 2007 he 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 is the son of 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 4 roles
Metrosexuality Television Jonno
The Bill Television John Trimmer Episode: "Lucky Jim"
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Television Simon Wright Episode: "Living on Risk"
2000 Innocents Film Ash Pavade
2001 Always and Everyone Television Rash Amin Episode 3.3
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Film Ki-Adi-Mundi / Nute Gunray Double role
The Project Film Clive
2004 Hidalgo Film Katib
Waking the Dead Television DI Crowther Episode: "Fugue States: Part 1"
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 Double role
Cromophobia Film Yoga instructor
William and Mary Television Mr. Ormerond Episodes 3.1, 3.5 and 3.6
Absolute Power Television Reza Bin Laden Episode: "The Nation's Favourite"
Spooks Television The Prince Episode: "Road Trip"
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 Television Kulvinder Samar Episode: "A Bollywood Dream"
The Ten Commandments Film Jered
2006–2007 The Bill Television Officer Marcus Swift
2007 Flawless Film Reece
The IT Crowd Television Derek Pippen Episode: "Return of the Golden Child"
Outnumbered: Television Ravi Episode 1.6
The Sarah Jane Adventures Television Kudlak (voice), Emperor (voice) Episode: "Warriors of Kudlak" (Parts 1 and 2)
2007–2008 Waterloo Road Television Stuart Hordley
2008 Heroes and Villains Television Al-Adil Episode: "Richard the Lionheart"
Bonekickers Television Kahmil Episode: "The Cradle of Civilisation"
2009 Hunter Television Ari Assad Episode 1.2
Transgress Film Man
Boogie Woogie Film Surgeon
The Philanthropist Television Episode: "Kashmir"
2010 How Not to Live Your Life Television Brian Season 3
MI High Television Well Fit Jim Season 4.3
Pimp Film Punter
2011 Holby City Television Sunil Bhatti[1] Series 13
2012 National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors Film Balthaser
Cleanskin Film Amin
2013 Doctors Television DCS James Blake Series 15
Locke Film Dr. Gullu Voice
It's a Lot Film Mr. Patel
2014 Blood Cells Film Tariq
Dying of the Light Film Dr. Sanjar
2015 The Casual Vacancy BBC mini series Vikram Jawanda
Tut Spike miniseries Akhenaten
Miss You Already Film Dr. Butala
2016 EastEnders Television Haroon Zaman[2] Episode 5381
2017 Phantom Thread Film Rubio Gurrerro
2018 Trust Television Bullimore (Jahangir Khan) Season 1
Postcards from London Film George


  1. ^ "Silas Carson Profile". Gordon and French. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  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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