Cyril Nri – Lord Danbury actor Bio: Age, Sexuality, Marriage, Kids

Who is Cyril Nri?

Cyril Nri is a Nigerian-born British actor who is best known for playing Superintendent Adam Okaro in the police TV series “The Bill” and Lord Danbury in the Netflix series “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Series”.

Cyril Nri’s full name is Cyril Ikechuckwu Nri. He was born on April 25, 1961, in Nigeria. He is 62 years old as of May 2023.

Early Life and Education

Cyril Nri was born in Nigeria to an Igbo family. His parents fled Nigeria in 1968, in the middle of the Biafran Civil War. His parents later moved to Portugal when he was seven. Six months later, his family moved to London where his parents separated. He admits that he hasn’t been back to Nigeria in five years, largely because of his busy work schedule.

Cyril Nri.

About Cyril Nri’s father 

The identity of Cyril Nri’s father is unknown at this time. According to reports, his father was a successful Nigerian engineer. He got married to Celeste (Cyril Nri’s mother) and they have four children together. After his separation from Celeste, he later remarried and has four other children with his new partner and they live with him in Nigeria. Further information about him is scarce at this time.

About Cyril Nri’s mother

According to reports, Cyril Nri’s mother’s name is Celeste. She is originally from Barbados. She moved from Biafra to Portugal in 1968 in the middle of the civil war. She got married to Cyril Nri’s father and they have four children together. Further information about her is scarce at this time.

About Cyril Nri’s siblings

According to reports, Cyril Nri has three sisters. Through his father’s second marriage, he reportedly gained four other half-siblings. Detailed information about all of Cyril Nri’s siblings is scarce at this time.

Cyril Nri.

Cyril Nri’s education

Cyril Nri attended Holland Park School in West London. He later attended the Young Vic Youth Theatre in Waterloo, London. He also trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Cyril Nri’s wiki profile 

Full nameCyril Ikechuckwu Nri
Place of birthNigeria
Date of birthApril 25, 1961
Age62 years old
Marital statusSingle
Nationality Nigerian
Height6 ft 0
Alma materHolland Park School,
Young Vic Youth Theatre,
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Cyril Nri’s sexuality 

According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Cyril Nri lives as an openly gay man. He once stated that he struggled a lot with his sexuality, and when he came to London, he felt secure to talk about his sexuality. He was also inspired by the LGBT community in London, which he described as a kind and encouraging community.

The actor thinks everyone with sexual exposure should be free to love whomever they choose. He also discussed the obstacles he faced in maintaining a long-term relationship and the difficulties of raising children as a gay man. He was one of the original patrons for LGBT Month along with the head of arts for the London 2012 Olympics Sarah Weir.

Cyril Nri and fellow actor Vincent Franklin. Cyril Nri and Franklin starred together in the 2015 TV miniseries “Cucumber”. The series is centred on the modern gay life of Manchester.

Cyril Nri’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article (May 2023), Cyril Nri is divorced and does not have a wife. However, according to reports, the actor was previously married to a woman identified as Diana.

According to reports, Cyril Nri was with a lady identified as Diana for 14 years before their separation in 1997. The union was blessed with two children.

In an interview with The Mirror in 2005, Cyril Nri explained that he has always been upfront with his sons about his sexuality and relationships.

He said:

I am on my own at the moment. I have been for a couple of years, although I have had the occasional flutter and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.

The actor also confessed that he would one day like to find a partner to settle down with. He said:

I would like to meet someone eventually. I think we all do. We all want that stability in our life. As long as the person is nice, that is what matters. It’s a matter of finding the right person and I have to admit that as I get older I am getting pickier.

Cyril Nri’s past relationships 

Cyril Nri’s only publicly known relationship is with his ex-partner and mother of his sons identified as Diana. Further information about his past relationships is scarce at this time.

Cyril Nri’s boyfriend

There are reports that Cyril Nri has a boyfriend whom he has been dating for a couple of years now. However, there is no detailed information about this supposed relationship in the media as of the time of writing.

About Cyril Nri’s marriage to his ex-wife Diana

According to reports, Cyril Nri was married to a woman identified as Diana. Reports claim that they were together for 14 years before their separation in 1997. They share two children together. Further information about their marriage is scarce at this time.

Cyril Nri and one of his sons.

Cyril Nri’s kids

As of the time of publishing this article (May 2023), Cyril Nri is the father of two grown-up kids. Their names are not publicly known yet.

How Cyril Nri started his career

Cyril Nri started his acting career at The Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his debut starring as “Lucius” in Ron Daniel’s 1982 production of Julius Ceasar. Since then, he has appeared in many other TV dramas, including This Life (1996), Law & Order UK (2009) Doctors (2001), Death in Paradise (2017), Jellyfish (2018), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (2023).

Cyril Nri as “Lord Danbury” in Bridgerton.

About Cyril Nri’s role as Lord Danbury in Bridgerton

Bridgerton’s prequel “Queen Charlotte” is a spin-off from the main Bridgerton storyline. It tells the story of the love story between King George (played by Corey Mylchreest) and the young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio). Cyril Nri plays the character “Lord Danbury”, the older husband to young Lady Danbury (played by Arsema Thomas). Their relationship is purely physical with him visiting her only when he desires intimacy. Lord Danbury is one of the first noblemen to receive the title of Lord as part of the great experiment. In the third episode of the series, Lord Danbury passes away during an intimate moment with Lady Danbury when his heart fails. She confides in Coral, her maid and confidante (played by Peyvand Sadeghian) and they initially celebrate before putting on a show of grief for the rest of the servants. With her husband’s death, Lady Danbury finally finds the freedom to live life on her own terms.

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