Ben Onwukwe

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Actor (1957)
Mon May 23 2022
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Ben Onwukwe is a popular British film actor who has created a triumph in the field of acting with his extraordinary acting skills. He is best known as Jackson Donckers and Herman Donckers in the 2021 TV series, Professor T.

Onwukwe has also worked in different theatrical schools and radio plays. Furthermore, he was also engaged in a Radio Drama Company of BBC.

Parental Details

After You've Gone actor has not revealed much about his family details but we do know about his parents' names. His father is Francis Fairfield Ogilvy, and his mother is Aileen Raymond.

Onwukwe was raised responsibly by his parents along with his sister Laila Morse. However, the professional details of all his family members are still behind the curtains.

Where is Onwukwe From?

Onwukwe is originally from  Brixton, London. His birth name is Benjamin Neil Paddock Onwukwe. He spent his childhood there and holds British nationality. The Holby City actor was born on 21st August 1957. He was raised by his parents in London.

Ben Onwukwe in a maroon shirt and blue jumper.
Photo of Ben Onwukwe (Source: www.bt.com)

Talking about his hometown, Brixton is a metropolitan area with a multicultural influence and friendly people. According to the 2011 census, the total population of Brixton is 78,536.

Career Outset

Ben began his career in the film industry in the year 1984 after he appeared in the movie, The Chain.

Soon, he landed another role in a 1987 TV series, Slinger's Day. Since then, he is continuing his vocation to date. It has been nearly four decades that she is involved in this scope.

Other Professional Details

Apart from Ben's acting vocation, he is also a TV personality, voice actor, and radio narrator.

Death in Paradise actor has been involved in diverse fields which ultimately proves that he is a multi-talented person.

Onwukwe in The Bill

Onwukwe has portrayed five different roles in the television series, The Bill. He has acted as Alec Nelson, Sgt. Sage, Night Shift Sergeant, Sergeant, and D.S. Sage. This series was released in 1989 and continued through 2006.

This series was directed by Geoff McQueen and has starred Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, and Trudie Goodin.

Ben the Narrator  

Hollyoaks Later actor has narrated some radio plays too. He has worked creatively on the audiobook, Blood & Sugar. Laura Shepherd-Robinson is the author of this book.

Laura Shepherd-Robinson in a floral print black top.
Photo of Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Source: www.historiamag.com)

The book was officially published on 24th January 2019. This book belongs to the crime category mixed with thriller.

Ben Onwukwe's Net Worth

Ben has a total net worth of $3 million ensued from his acting career. He has earned a good sum of money from all the professions he has been engaged in.

Moreover, his annual salary is over $100 thousand. His wealth includes his salaries, wages, and other assets. However, he has not disclosed anything about his passive source of income.

IMDb Profile

Onwukwe has got an IMDb page on his name. He has earned twenty-five credits as an actor and seven credits as a self.

EastEnders actor has acted in TV series, mini-series, short films, and big-screen movies.

Onwukwe in London's Burning

Onwukwe has also worked in a hit television series, London's Burning. This TV series continued from 1991 through 2002. He acted as Stuart 'Recall' McKenzie in one hundred and thirty-eight episodes of this series.

This series was directed by thirty-six different directors. Among them, John Reardon directed thirty-one episodes, thirty-one by Gerry Mill, twelve by Keith Washington, and eleven by Gerry Poulson.

Is Ben Onwukwe Married?

Delta Wave actor Onwukwe is a married man. He took vows with Patrice Onwukwe while their marriage date is still not revealed.

Regarding his wife's profession, she is a teacher in North London. She joined the job after her marriage.

Past Relationship

Ben's past dating history has not been traced properly. His wife was probably his first love. They began dating during their college days until they finally decided to choose one another as life partners.

Moreover, he does not have any onscreen matchups. 

Father to Two

As per some sources, Ben is a father to two children. However, there is still very little information updated about his children.

Casualty actor's children have completed their higher studies and are engaged in some kind of business. They have got a close-knit family.

Onwukwe's Retirement

Onwukwe is yet to take his retirement from the television industry. He has always remained a great devotee of his work. More, he worships his profession more than any other thing. This is the best characteristic of an excellent actor.

Ben has recently completed acting in Professor T, Death in Paradise, and Bros for Life. Therefore, he is still active in the film industry.

Onwukwe in Coronation Street

Coronation Street is a 2009 TV series that continued through 2013. He has portrayed a Defence Barrister and judge. Onwukwe has acted in six episodes of this series.

It was directed by Tony Warren and this series starred William Roache, Helen Worth, and Sally Dynevor. 

Where Did Ben Onwukwe Graduate From?

Onwukwe graduated from Middlesex University in London. He holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in Performing Arts. More, he graduated in the year 2003.

Further, he has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education majoring in Drama and English.

Onwukwe's Horoscope

American Roulette actor Onwukwe was born under the horoscope, Leo. According to astrological science, people under this star sign are blessed with leadership skills. They are extremely joyful, ambitious as well as confident and work in an organized way.

Moreover, they never give up easily and create their own rules and goals. Further, they stick up to those rules so as to achieve their goals.

Top Movies & TV Series

Onwukwe has acted in several TV movies, series, and big-screen movies. Some of his top movies and television series are listed in the table below: 

S.N.Movies & TV SeriesRolesReleased Years
1.American RouletteHi-jacked Van Driver1988
2.Waiting for GodDoctor1990
3.Doctor at the TopJonathan Asante1991
4.Between the LinesDr. Bedi1992
5.London's BurningStuart 'Recall' McKenzie1991 - 2002

Wikipedia

London's Burning star Onwukwe has got a Wikipedia page on his name. His real name, birthplace, nationality, and occupation are well explained on his page.

Further, his career has also been elaborated on in detail. Moreover, his theatre acts are also well-admired throughout the page.

Physical Appearance

Talking about Ben's physical appearance, he has got brown eyes and black hair. Further, he has got a long face perfectly matched with his shortly trimmed hair.

Ben Onwukwe in a dark blue t-shirt.
Photo of Ben Onwukwe (Source: www.kentonline.co.uk)

However, his height and weight have not been updated officially.

Social Media

Onwukwe is not available on any of the social media platforms. He has not even got accounts on common social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Further, he does not have a LinkedIn account. We will update you if he becomes active on any social media sites in the near future.

Is Ben Onwukwe Still Alive?

Yes, Ben is still alive and is currently living in north London with his wife and children. Moreover, he is in his mid-sixties, however, yet equally dedicated to his work as he used to be in his youth.

Furthermore, he is an expert in balancing his personal and professional life.

How is Ben's Health?

It has always been a great matter of concern for Ben's fans if he is living a healthy life. For the past sixty-five years, Onwukwe has never admitted anything sad and serious regarding his health conditions.

However, Onwukwe being a secretive person might have kept his health situation low-key so that there will be fewer rumors and gossip about him.

Controversies

Inspector Morse actor has never been into affair gossip and controversy. Not only in his personal matters but also in his professional life, Ben has kept it simple and spotless.

Moreover, he has not been into any conflicts with other actors and actresses.

 

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