Babou Ceesay

  • Birth Name: Baboucarr Alieu Ceesay
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Born in the United Kingdom, but grew up in Gambia.
  • Worked as an auditor and studied microbiology at Imperial College London prior to beginning his career in acting.
  • Acquired his first role in film when the casting director for the film Severance saw him in a production of Macbeth.
  • Role in Inspector Lewis was a bold step in the show's casting, which up until that point maintained a predominantly Caucasian cast of characters.


  • 2017, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Actor: Nominee


  • Oxford School of Drama, Wootton, Oxfordshire, England (2004)