Charles Babalola


Charles Babalola (born 1990 or 1991) is a British actor. He was educated at St Bonaventure's school in London[2] and went on to study drama at Havering College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[2][3] Upon leaving LAMDA, he received the Alan Bates Award for graduating actors.[4][3]

Charles Babalola
Born1990/1991 (age 31–32)[1]
EducationSt Bonaventure's

In 2016, he appeared in the film The Legend of Tarzan[2] and in 2018 in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene as Andrew, one of Jesus's twelve disciples.[5][1]

In 2018, Babalola finished a five-month run at London's Royal National Theatre production of Network, opposite Bryan Cranston.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


List of film appearances, with year, title, and role shown
Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Legend of Tarzan Kulonga
2018 Mary Magdalene Andrew
2020 Gretel & Hansel The Hunter
Upcoming Borderlands Hammerlock post-production


List of film appearances, with year, title, and role shown
Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Coroner Ian Igby[6] 1 episode
2016 Thirteen DS Jesse Rawlins[6] 4 episodes
Endeavour Cuthbert Mukamba[6] 1 episode
2016–19 Black Mirror Tusk[6] 2 episodes
2017 Broadchurch Chas the Cook[6] 2 episodes
Stan Lee's Lucky Man Ade[6] 2 episodes
Death in Paradise Kai Johnson[6] 1 episode
2017–20 Bancroft DS Andy Bevan[6] 6 episodes
2020 Silent Witness DS John MacNeil 2 episodes
2021–22 The Outlaws Christian Taylor 7 episodes


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  2. ^ a b c Harriet Orrell (8 September 2014). "Former St Bonaventure's pupil bags Tarzan film role - Latest Newham News". Newham Recorder. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Charles Babalola | St Bonaventure's". 15 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  4. ^ Frankl, Ed (28 April 2014). "Charles Babalola wins Alan Bates Bursary". The Stage. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  5. ^ "BBC Radio 1Xtra - Reece Parkinson, UK actor Charles Babalola talks about his new movie Mary Magdalene on BBC Radio 1Xtra". BBC. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Charles Babalola". Royal National Theatre. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Charles Babalola at IMDb