Kingsley Ben-Adir

Kingsley Ben-Adir is a British television, film, and stage actor. He has performed in several plays in London theatres. He plays pathologist Marcus Summer in ITV's detective drama Vera and private detective Karim Washington on the second season of the Netflix series The OA.


Ben-Adir attended William Ellis School in Gospel Oak, Northwest London. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011.


In 2011, Ben-Adir performed in Gillian Slovo's critically acclaimed sell-out play The Riots at the Tricycle Theatre.
In 2012, he played Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
In 2013, he played Borachio in Mark Rylance's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic in London and also played in God's Property at the Soho Theatre.
In 2014, Ben-Adir performed in the play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915 at the Bush Theatre in London. The play received positive reviews.
Ben-Adir plays Sampson in Adam Smith's British crime drama Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender and Sir Tristan "Wet Stick" in Guy Ritchie's .