David Harewood was born on December 8th 1965 to parents Romeo and Mayleen in a town named Small Heath in Birmingham, England. His parents were born in Barbados and moved to the UK in the fifties and sixties as part of the Windrush Generation.
David’s journey into acting isn’t what most people expect. He recalls being the classroom clown, often thrown out for being naughty. “Before I left, a teacher called me in and suggested I became an actor. I said, “OK, that sounds like a good idea.” He applied to RADA, got in, and moved to London. This is the part where they usually say, ‘and the rest is history’, but for David history’s still in the making.
Throughout his career David has filmed all around the world from Los Angeles to Vancouver, South Africa and Morocco, but home will always be in London with his wife, two daughters and their cockapoo Seb.