Thursday 14 December, 2017

Tobago-born actor stars in Black Panther, Avengers films

Winston Duke (L) and a scene featuring his character Man Ape in the Black Panther film.

Winston Duke (L) and a scene featuring his character Man Ape in the Black Panther film.

As if you needed yet another reason to be excited about the upcoming Black Panther film, one of the top-billed actors in this highly anticipated superhero flick is a Tobagonian.

Winston Duke, who plays supervillain Man Ape in the movie, was born in Argyle Village, Tobago and migrated to the United States when he was nine-years-old.

Duke’s IMDB profile cites Law & Order: SVU, The Messengers, Modern Family and Person of Interest among his previous work.

It also reveals that the “towering” 6 foot 4 actor is currently filming another major blockbuster film - Avengers: Infinity War - also due for a 2018 release - where he reprises his role as Man Ape.  

According to Discover Trinidad and Tobago, Duke “finds time regularly to come back to Trinidad and Tobago where he does arts awareness workshops at local high schools, and also performed in the Trinidad Theatre Workshop production of An Echo in the Bone.”

 

 

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