Who is Kingsley Ben-Adir?
Kingsley Ben-Adir is a British actor. He is popularly known for his role in the acclaimed series “Peaky Blinders” and “High Fidelity”, wherein he starred with American actress Zoe Kravitz. He has also appeared in other movies including “Barbie”, “One Night in Miami”, “Vera”, “The OA”, etc.
Kingsley Ben-Adir also plays Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley in the upcoming 2024 music drama film “Bob Marley: One Love”.
Kingsley Ben-Adir was born on November 20, 1986, in Kentish Town, London, England. He is 37 years old as of November 2023.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s parents
Kingsley Ben-Adir was born to a white British father and a Black Trinidadian mother. His father is a musician while his mother worked as a caregiver. According to reports, his parents weren’t together at the time of his childhood but were both very present in his life. Reports also say that the actor converted to Judaism with his mother and brother, after which he changed his surname to Ben-Adir, which means “son of the strong or mighty” in Hebrew.
In an interview with GQ Men in 2021, Ben-Adir revealed that one of his earliest memories was spending every weekend and school holiday with his maternal grandparents, who relocated from Trinidad and Tobago in the 1970s and were among the early waves of Caribbean immigrants to the UK.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s siblings
According to reports, Kingsley Ben-Adir has one brother whose name and details are not available at this time.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s education
Kingsley Ben-Adir attended Rhyl Street Primary School in Kentish Town, London, NW5. He also attended William Ellis School in Gospel Oak, Northwest London. He later proceeded to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he graduated in 2011.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s wiki profile
|Date of birth
|November 20, 1986
|37 years old
|Place of birth
|Kentish Town, London, England
|Rhyl Street Primary School
William Ellis School
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s origin
Kingsley Ben-Adir is British by birth but has Trinidadian roots through his mom. He was born to a Black Trinidadian mother and a White British father.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Instagram
Interestingly, despite his popularity, Kingsley Ben-Adir does not have a personal Instagram at this time. The “Bob Marley” actor seems to have decided to stay off social media in the meantime.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s career
After graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011, Ben-Adir performed in Gillian Slovo’s critically acclaimed play “The Riots” at the Tricycle Theatre. In 2012, he played Demetrius in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
His breakthrough role came in 2016 when he starred in the critically acclaimed British crime drama series “The Tunnel” where he portrayed the character of Jolyon.
From 2017 to 2019, Kingsley Ben-Adir appeared in series four and five of the BBC One television series “Peaky Blinders”, where he played the role of Colonel Ben Younger. In 2020, Ben-Adir starred as Malcolm X in the Amazon Studios film “One Night in Miami” alongside Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr, and Aldis Hodge.
In 2023, he joined the cast of the commercially successful Barbie movie, playing one of the Kens. That same year, he also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series “Secret Invasion” as Gravik, a Skull rebel plotting to conquer Earth.
In 2024, Kingsley Ben-Adir will appear as Bob Marley in the anticipated music drama about Marley’s life called “Bob Marley: One Love”.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing (November 2023), Kingsley Ben-Adir is not married and does not have a wife yet.
The actor is known for keeping details of his private life very guarded and rarely shares details of his romantic life with the public.
However, Kingsley Ben-Adir has mentioned having a girlfriend in past interviews. In an interview with Vulture in 2019, Kingsley Ben-Adir mentioned having a girlfriend while explaining how spending months away from home filming on location has influenced his personal life.
I mentioned to my girlfriend that I was filming a show because she needed to know. She got to come up once, but yeah. Part of the job, eh?”
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s past relationships and girlfriends
Detailed information about Kingsley Ben-Adir’s girlfriends and past relationships (if he has been in any) is scarce at this time. The actor is known to be very private when it comes to sharing details of his personal life.
Kingsley Ben-Adir and Denise Gough’s relationship
Kingsley Ben-Adir and Irish actress Denise Gough have hung out a few times and even photographed together on the red carpet, leading to some fans speculating that the two actors might be romantic.
Interestingly, Denise Gough seems to share Kingsley Ben-Adir’s penchant for being private and neither celebrity ever shared any details nor addressed the reports.
Kingsley Ben-Adir’s kids
As of the time of writing, Kingsley Ben-Adir does not have a child yet.
Is Kingsley Ben-Adir related to Ben Kingsley?
There have been questions about Kingsley Ben-Adir being related to award-winning English actor Sir Ben Kingsley due to the similarity in their names.
However, despite the two actors bearing the same name “Kingsley” and both being British by nationality, they are not related. Ben Kingsley was born with the real name Krishna Pandit Bhanji to an Indian father and an English mother while Kingsley Ben-Adir was born to a British father and a Black Trinidadian mother.