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Played the part of Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Nonso Anozie), Xaro Xhoan Daxos is a powerful merchant prince in the wealthy city of Qarth. He is a member of the Thirteen, an organization that rules over Qarth.
Nonso Anozie was born on May 28, 1979 in London, England. He is an actor, known forThe Grey (2011), Cinderella (2015) and Atonement (2007).
Date of Birth 28 May 1979, London, England, UK
Height 6' 6" (1.98 m)
He was awarded the Ian Charleson Award in 2005 for his performance as William Shakespeare's "Othello" in an production by Cheek by Jowl theatre company.
Graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 2002.
He was the winner of the 2004 Magnolia Stage Performance Award in China and was the first non-Chinese to be honoured with the prize of best actor.
In the summer of 2002 he became the youngest person in history to play William Shakespeare's "King Lear" professionally.
Was originally set to voice Iorek Byrnison in The Golden Compass (2007), but against director Chris Weitz's will, was replaced with Ian McKellen.
Personal Quotes (6)
I consider myself a man of the world; I connect very strongly with Nigeria, but I see that the work exists all over the world, and I will go where the work is.
'Ender's Game' is fantastic, and I've gotten to see quite a few bits, and I love the way it's turned out.
I want to do primarily film and theater; I always want to do a play because it feeds my soul. It's like an exercise on stage.
Harrison Ford invited me to fly on his private plane to Los Angeles, and he's great to work with. He's really down to earth, and we got to know each other quite well.
As soon as I started acting in England, I got unusual roles. Although I'm 6 foot six, and agents might standardly cast me in tough guy roles or the big guy in the back, I've been very blessed to do roles that makes them think twice about how they're gonna cast me.
I wouldn't say I'm moving to America; I certainly would say that I'm just staying there; and I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to come here unless they've got an extensive CV in the U.K.; you have to build your career wherever you started from.
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