Monday, 13 April 2009
African Caribbean British- Actor spotlight
Eamonn Walker (born 12 June 1962) is an English film, television and theatre actor. In the United States he is perhaps best known for playing Kareem Said in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a CableACE Award, and as Winston, the gay, black thorn in Alf Garnett's side in In Sickness and in Health and John Othello in the 2001 ITV1 production of Othello.
Walker was born in London to a Grenadian father and a Trinidadian mother.Raised in Islington in London,Walker lived in Trinidad for six months when he was nine years old. He attended Hungerford School in Islington and began studying social work at the University of North London. He trained as a dancer and later joined the Explosive Dance Theatre Company in London.However, an abscess on his calf muscle forced him to give up dancing. He also studied at the New York Film School in the United States.