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Kingsley Ben-Adir Bio, Bob Marley: One Love, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows


Kingsley Ben-Adir Biography

Kingsley Ben-Adir is a British actor who has performed in various London theatres and appeared in several TV shows including ITV’s Vera (2014–2018), Netflix’s The OA(2019), and BBC’s Peaky Blinders (2017–2019). He stars as Bob Marley in the biopic, Bob Marley: One Love. Bob Marley: One Love premieres on February 14, 2024.

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Kingsley Ben-Adir Height

Ben-Adir stands at a rough height of 6 feet and 1½ inches.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Age

Ben-Adir is 37 years old. He was born on November 20, 1986, in Kentish Town, London, England. Ben-Adir annually celebrates his birthday on November 20th.

Personal Life

Kingsley Ben-Adir Family and Relatives

Ben-Adir’s grandparents on her mother’s side hail from Trinidad and Tobago. On the other hand, his grandparents on his father’s side are England natives. Regardless, he keeps more information regarding his family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Spouse and Children

Ben-Adir manages to keep his marital and relationship status private. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public

Kingsley Ben-Adir Education

Ben-Adir studied at Rhyl Street Primary School in Kentish Town, London, NW5 before joining secondary school at William Ellis School in Gospel Oak, Northwest London. In 2011, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

Professional Life

Kingsley Ben-Adir Net Worth

Ben-Adir has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful acting career.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Career

Ben-Adir appeared in the play The Riots at the Tricycle Theatre in 2011. The following year, he starred as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Next, he starred as Borachio in a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic in London. Additionally, he made an appearance in God’s Property at the Soho Theatre.

In 2014, Ben-Adir made an appearance in the play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 in London at the Bush Theatre.

From 2017 to 2019, Ben-Adir portrayed Colonel Ben Younger in BBC One’s Peaky Blinders SN 4 and 5. In 2020, he starred as Malcolm X in Amazon Studio’s  One Night in Miami… In 2023, he starred as Basketball Ken in Barbie. That same year, he joined the MCU playing Gravik in Secret Invasion.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Ethnicity

Ben-Adir has ancestry from Trinidad and Tobago and England.

Kingsley Ben-Adir James Bond

There have been rumors and speculations that suggest Ben-Adir would replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. However, the validity of these rumors has not been addressed but we’ll update this information once it’s publicly available.

Movies and TV Shows

Kingsley Ben-Adir War Z

In 2013, Ben-Adir starred in an uncredited role of Officer Hawkins in the action horror film, World War Z.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Peaky Blinders

Ben-Adir portrayed Col. Ben Younger in the period crime drama TV series, Peaky Blinders for 5 episodes. Ben, a colonel and leader of military intelligence personnel, arrives in Birmingham to apprehend Ada Shelby on charges associated with her communist history.

Kingsley Ben-Adir The OA

Ben-Adir portrayed private detective Karim Washington in the mystery drama TV series, The OA for 6 episodes in 2019.

Kingsley Ben-Adir High Fidelity

Ben-Adir portrayed Russell McCormack in the romantic comedy TV series, High Fidelity for 7 episodes in 2020. Russell is the latest ex-boyfriend of Robyn “Rob” Brooks who broke her heart.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Barbie

Ben-Adir portrayed Basketball Ken in Barbie in 2023. Closely bonded with Beach Ken, Artist Ken, and Stereotypical Ken, he enthusiastically embraces the patriarchal aspects of Barbieland when it’s introduced by Ken.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Malcolm X

Ben-Adir starred as Malcolm X in the drama film, One Night in Miami… The film follows a dramatized version of the gathering that took place on February 25, 1964, at the Hampton House involving Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke, who came together to celebrate Ali’s surprising success over Sonny Liston for the title. Malcolm X was an American human rights activist and Muslim minister who was a major figure during the civil rights movement.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Secret Invasion

Ben-Adir portrayed Gravik in the miniseries, Secret Invasion. Gravik leads a group of rebel Skrulls who separated from Talos and feel invading Earth is the most promising way of securing essential resources for their kind. However, he harbors disdain for many Skrulls in his group and deems them foolish. As a result, he orchestrated the Secret Invasion where he conducted covert terrorist activities and manipulated humanity to provoke a self-destructive nuclear conflict. He hates Nick Fury because Nick abandoned him during his exile. Under the guise of providing a new home for Skrulls on Earth, he initiated a war with the ultimate aim of avenging the childhood hurt inflicted by Nick Fury.

Kingsley Ben-Adir Bob Marley: One Love

Ben-Adir stars as Bob Marley in the biopic, Bob Marley: One Love. Bob Marley: One Love premieres on February 14, 2024. The film follows how Bob Marley, a reggae icon, crushed hardship and the process behind his revolutionary music. Ben-Adir stars alongside actresses and actors;

  • Lashana Lynch
  • James Norton
  • Daniel Melville Jr.
  • Sevana
  • Hector Lewis
  • Tosin Cole

Kingsley Ben-Adir Other Films and TV Shows

During his career, Ben-Adir has appeared in several movies and TV shows including;

  • City Slacker
  • Agatha Christie’s Marple
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Death in Paradise
  • Trespass Against Us
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  • The Commuter
  • Deep State
  • High Fidelity
  • Love Life
  • Noelle
  • The Comey Rule
  • Soulmates