Edward George Skrein, who goes by the name Ed Skrein, is an English actor and also a rapper. He holds a BA Honors degree in Fine Arts. His first ever acting role was in ‘Ill Manors’ written by his best friend, Ben Drew. He then played roles in many short films namely ‘Michelle’, ‘GoldFish’, and 'Screaming Soul: Poverty' In 2013, he was cast in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” playing the character of Daario Naharis. He played the role for three episodes in season 3 of the series. In the same year, he appeared in three episodes of ‘The Tunnel’, a British/French TV series, playing the role of Anthony Walsh. When he was asked as to why he was replaced by “Michiel Huisman” in Game of Thrones he said that it was due to politics that he had to leave the show.
His other works include Northmen: A Viking Saga in which he played ‘Hjorr’ which released in 2014, Sword of Vengeance in which his character was named ‘Treden’, Tiger House in which his character was ‘Callum', The Transporter: Refueled in which he played the lead role of ‘Frank Martin’, all of these which released in 2015. Apart from acting, he also released his first album The Eat Up in 2007. His extended plays include Mind Out/Once upon a Skrein, released in 2004, Pre-emptive Nostalgia, which was released in 2007. He was cast in Gateway 6 and also in In Darkness, which were both thrillers. He played the character of ‘Ajax’, a negative role, in the upcoming movie Deadpool, which is to be released on Feb 14, 2016.
His next project is Mads Matthiesen’s ‘The model’, in which he plays the role of a photographer named ‘Shane White’. Ed Skrein was a swimming coach for a while. He is also an athlete and has swum the English Channel for the NSPCC. He even established a Children’s Swimming Academy in Islington. He is a trustee for his best friend’s ‘Each one Teach one’ charity and also Prince’s Trust Celebrity Youth Ambassador.