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Ricky Whittles

Ricky Whittles

Ricky Whittle

Disney has a long-standing tradition of using casting power to transform its animated films into hit Broadway musicals. Disney has found recent success in recasting its blockbuster animations in live theatrical performances. One of the most successful of these was the 2017 revival of The Lion King, which found another hit in the form of singer-actor Donald Glover.

is a British actor. Whittle first came to prominence as a model for Reebok in the early 2000s. He is known in the United Kingdom for his role as Calvin Valentine in the British soap opera Hollyoaks. In 2009, he finished second in the BBC reality competition Strictly Come Dancing. In 2012, Whittle crossed over to American television when he booked a recurring role on VH-1's Single Ladies, followed by a recurring role on ABC's Mistresses in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, Whittle appeared in The CW's post-apocalyptic drama The 100 as Lincoln. As of 2017, Whittle appears in the lead role of Shadow Moon in the Starz television series American Gods. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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Born in Oldham, England in 1981, Ricky Whittle attended Southampton University, but his aspiration to get into law was sidetracked when he became a successful model, serving as the face of Reebok in 2000. His first role as an actor on screen came in 2002 as a series regular, playing Ryan Naismith one of the players on the fictional Harchester United on the British football (soccer) drama "Dream Team" (Sky1, 1997-2007). When that show was cancelled, Whittle transferred over to another series regular role, this time on the British soap opera "Hollyoaks" (Channel 4, 1995-). His first taste of success in the US came when he landed a recurring role on season 2 of "Single Ladies" (VH1, 2011-2014; Centric, 2014-). In 2014, Whittle played major roles in two series, first in a recurring role on "Mistresses" (ABC, 2013-16), and also in a recurring role on "The 100" (The CW, 2013-). After the first season on "The 100" he became a series regular, playing Lincoln, the first "Grounder" (survivor of the nuclear holocaust) found on the exploration to see if life on Earth has again become sustainable. In 2016, it was announced that Whittle would play Shadow Moon, the main character in Starz Network's series adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book American Gods. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

Ricky Whittle Moved to America and Landed the Biggest Role of His Career. Life Was Good but the Love Affair Soured. He Opens up About Politics, Publicity – and Why American Gods Isn't Finished Yet

Ricky Whittle is exhausted. He doesn’t look exhausted – thank you, genetics – but he hasn’t slept properly in three days, watching movies on his phone late into the night, rising with the Californian sunlight that pierces the blinds of his mansion in Woodland Hills, an upscale neighbourhood (obviously: it has mansions) in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. (Source: squaremile.com)

 

 

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