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He appeared in the film ''The Hour'' (2011) and has made an appearance in ''Law & Order: UK'' (2009).
 
He appeared in the film ''The Hour'' (2011) and has made an appearance in ''Law & Order: UK'' (2009).
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==Biography==
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===Early life===
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Edun was born in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos Lagos], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria Nigeria], to Nigerian [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financier financier] Olawale Edun and half-[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana Ghanaian], half-[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_people English] Amy Adwoa (née Appiah). His maternal uncle is the philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwame_Anthony_Appiah Kwame Anthony Appiah]. His maternal grandparents were Ghanaian lawyer, diplomat and politician [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Appiah Joseph Emmanuel Appiah]- a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_(title) Nana] of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashanti_people Ashanti people] through whom Edun is a descendant of Ghanaian warrior emperor [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osei_Tutu Osei Tutu]- and art historian [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Cripps Peggy Cripps], daughter of Sir [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Cripps Stafford Cripps], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancellor_of_the_Exchequer Chancellor of the Exchequer] from 1947-50 and son of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cripps,_1st_Baron_Parmoor first Lord Parmoor].
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Edun moved to the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom United Kingdom] at the age of 11. He attended [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton_College Eton College] from the age of 13, before reading Classics at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ%27s_College,_Cambridge Christ's College, Cambridge] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge University of Cambridge]). In his final year at Christ's College, he won the dissertation prize for his thesis on ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer%27s_Odyssey Homer's Odyssey]''. His father, a financier, encouraged Edun to enter [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banking banking] as a career, and he interned with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citigroup Citigroup].<sup id="cite_ref-Gilbert_9-1" class="reference">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adetomiwa_Edun#cite_note-Gilbert-9 [9]]</sup> He considered studying for a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Philosophy Master of Philosophy] degree, but decided to attend the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Academy_of_Dramatic_Art Royal Academy of Dramatic Art] (RADA) instead
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In 2000, Edun appeared at the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Fringe_Festival Edinburgh Fringe Festival] as the character Clifford in the show ''Kassandra'' by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivo_Stourton Ivo Stourton]. Edun attended RADA, appearing in several productions and graduating with a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Arts Bachelor of Arts] in Acting in 2008. Following his graduation from RADA, he played small parts in productions at the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almeida_Theatre Almeida Theatre] and the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Playhouse Liverpool Playhouse]. He also played [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth_(character) Macbeth] in a production of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth eponymous play] by the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_National_Theatre National Theatre], earning praise for being "charismatic" and a "fine verse speaker". In 2009, Edun became only the second black actor to play [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo Romeo] at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare%27s_Globe the Globe Theatre] when he was cast in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Dromgoole Dominic Dromgoole]'s production of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet Romeo and Juliet]''. He also appeared in ''Slaves'', a play by Rex Obano.
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Edun has also appeared in several television shows. In 2009, he appeared in an episode of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fixer_(2008_TV_series) The Fixer]'', before a role in ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_%26_Order:_UK Law & Order: UK]'' as a soldier returning from the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present) war in Afghanistan]. During [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(series_3) series three] of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(2008_TV_series) Merlin]'', Edun appeared as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Merlin_characters#Elyan Elyan] in three episodes, and was upgraded to a recurring character in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(series_4) series four]. Elyan was killed off during the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(series_5) fifth and final series] of ''Merlin'' in 2012. In 2011, he appeared in two episodes of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hour_(BBC_TV_series) The Hour]'' as the character Sey, and reprised the role for three episodes in 2012. In 2015, Edun had a recurring role on the third season of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bates_Motel_(TV_series) Bates Motel]'' as Marcus Young, a candidate for sheriff of White Pine Bay, which he followed with roles in ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer_(TV_series) Lucifer]'', ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_(TV_series) Legends]'', and ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_in_Paradise_(TV_series) Death in Paradise]''. He also appeared as Mr Brocks in the 2016 ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Doctor Who]'' Christmas Special in 2016. The following year, Edun portrayed a war criminal in an episode of ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_(TV_series) Elementary]''.
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Edun performed [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_capture motion capture] and voiced the role of Alex Hunter in the video game by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EA_Sports EA Sports], ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_17 FIFA 17]'', and reprised his role in the sequels ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_18 FIFA 18]'' and ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_19 FIFA 19]''.
   
 
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Adetomiwa Edun is an actor who plays Elyan, Gwen's brother, in BBC television series, Merlin. In Series 4, his character is a Knight of Camelot. He has appeared in eleven episodes throughout Series 3 and Series 4 as of December 4, 2011. Adetomiwa Edun has also done theatre and has recently appeared in Romeo and Juliet for the Globe Theatre in London. Edun returned as Elyan in Merlin Series 5.



He appeared in the film The Hour (2011) and has made an appearance in Law & Order: UK (2009).

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Edun was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to Nigerian financier Olawale Edun and half-Ghanaian, half-English Amy Adwoa (née Appiah). His maternal uncle is the philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah. His maternal grandparents were Ghanaian lawyer, diplomat and politician Joseph Emmanuel Appiah- a Nana of the Ashanti people through whom Edun is a descendant of Ghanaian warrior emperor Osei Tutu- and art historian Peggy Cripps, daughter of Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1947-50 and son of the first Lord Parmoor.

Edun moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11. He attended Eton College from the age of 13, before reading Classics at Christ's College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge). In his final year at Christ's College, he won the dissertation prize for his thesis on Homer's Odyssey. His father, a financier, encouraged Edun to enter banking as a career, and he interned with Citigroup.[9] He considered studying for a Master of Philosophy degree, but decided to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) instead

CareerEdit

In 2000, Edun appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the character Clifford in the show Kassandra by Ivo Stourton. Edun attended RADA, appearing in several productions and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in 2008. Following his graduation from RADA, he played small parts in productions at the Almeida Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse. He also played Macbeth in a production of the eponymous play by the National Theatre, earning praise for being "charismatic" and a "fine verse speaker". In 2009, Edun became only the second black actor to play Romeo at the Globe Theatre when he was cast in Dominic Dromgoole's production of Romeo and Juliet. He also appeared in Slaves, a play by Rex Obano.

Edun has also appeared in several television shows. In 2009, he appeared in an episode of The Fixer, before a role in Law & Order: UK as a soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan. During series three of Merlin, Edun appeared as Elyan in three episodes, and was upgraded to a recurring character in series four. Elyan was killed off during the fifth and final series of Merlin in 2012. In 2011, he appeared in two episodes of The Hour as the character Sey, and reprised the role for three episodes in 2012. In 2015, Edun had a recurring role on the third season of Bates Motel as Marcus Young, a candidate for sheriff of White Pine Bay, which he followed with roles in Lucifer, Legends, and Death in Paradise. He also appeared as Mr Brocks in the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2016. The following year, Edun portrayed a war criminal in an episode of Elementary.

Edun performed motion capture and voiced the role of Alex Hunter in the video game by EA Sports, FIFA 17, and reprised his role in the sequels FIFA 18 and FIFA 19.

GalleryEdit

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