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Babou Ceesay Biography

Birth Name:
Baboucarr Alieu Ceesay
Birth Place:
London, England

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


  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: nominated