‘Promise comes with a name attached: Arinzé Kene’ – The Guardian.
Arinzé Kene has just finished filming on the new NETFLIX ORIGINAL series Crazyhead – a gripping comedy about demon hunters, where Arinzé plays series regular ‘Tyler’.
Arinzé also leads as ‘Ade’ in the Duncan Kenworthy (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral) produced film THE PASS opposite Russell Tovey.
2016 will also see the release of J. K. Rowling’s FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (a spin-off of the Harry Potter series), directed by David Yates, in which Kene plays ‘Auror Johnson’, a detective of the dark magic underworld.
This autumn, Kene takes his talents to the West End stage, starring as the lead in the much anticipated ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI at the Donmar Warehouse, playing soul singing legend ‘Sam Cooke’.
After Kene was named on the Screen Internationals ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ list for 2013, he went on to star as ‘Ashley’ in E4 series YOUNGERS (reprising his role and joining the BigTalk story-linging team for the second season in 2014). Kene was then cast as series regular, ‘Corporal Kinders’ BBC’s well-reviewed drama series, Our Girl.
As a playwright, Kene’s plays have been staged at theatres including The Bush Theatre, The Birmingham Mac, and Soho Theatre.
2017 will see two new plays from Arinzé. GOOD DOG which he wrote on attached at the National Theatre Studio will tour with tiata fahodzi theatre company in 2017. Then Arinzé will star in his self-penned one man play MISTY which will open the newly refurbished Bush Theatre, February 2017.
Arinzé is currently writing WHEN COURAGE COMES, an epic, brutal, state-of-the-nation play, with a view for a London stage in 2018.