|O. T. Fagbenle Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||January 22, 1981|
O. T. Fagbenle is a British actor, writer, and director who is best known for portraying characters such as Topher Kiefer in the British sitcom FM (2009), Dave Holland in the British crime drama TV series Thorne (2010), Marcus ‘Ash’ Ashton in the drama TV series The Interceptor (2015), and Luke Bankole in the dystopian tragedy TV series The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-Present). He has also acted in films such as Breaking and Entering (2006), Radio Cape Cod (2008), and Black Widow (2021). In 2020, he became the first person to write, direct, compose, star, and executive produce the opening episode of a TV series on a major US network when his TV show Maxxx was aired on Hulu.
Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun Fagbenle
O. T. Fagbenle
London, England, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, United States
O. T. Fagbenle, after his high school graduation, had attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), a drama school in London.
Actor, Writer, Director
- Father – Tunde Fagbenle (Journalist)
- Mother – Ally Bedford
- Siblings – Oladoke Lutiseku Mobolaji Fagbenle aka Luti Fagbenle (Younger Brother) (Actor, Film Producer, Entrepreneur), Oladapo Fagbenle aka Daps (Younger Brother) (Artist, Video Director, Former Athlete), Tèmitọpẹ Títílọlá Oluwatòbilọba ‘Temi’ Fagbenle (Younger Sister) (Professional Basketball Player)
6 ft or 183 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of Yoruba Nigerian descent on his father’s side and English and Irish descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a thick beard
O. T. Fagbenle Facts
- O. T. Fagbenle was primarily raised by his mother and had moved with her to Spain in childhood where he had lived for quite a few years.
- His first name, Olatunde, literally translates to ‘Honor Returns’ or ‘Honour is restored’ in Yoruba.
- In his final year of high school, he had won the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award.
- He had started to learn the alto saxophone from a very young age and had joined a troupe called the South Coast Jazz Band, with whom he had toured the Edinburgh Festival. He had later continued to perform as a musician in several bands and had performed at iconic venues such as the Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall.
- His debut short film, titled Moth, had won the ‘Best Sci-fi Horror Film’ award at the London Film Festival. It was also screened at several film festivals around the world such as the Los Angeles Screamfest Film Festival, New York City Horror Film Festival, and Austin Film Festival.
- In 2016, he was part of a cast that had won the prestigious Olivier Award. He had played Levee in a play titled Black Bottom, at the Royal National Theatre.
- He runs a charity named the ABC Foundation which helps African children with the study of technology. The foundation is named after his mother, Ally Bedford Children’s Foundation.
- An accomplished musician, he had written the lyrics and composed the music for several songs used in the drama TV series Quarterlife.
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