Thursday, 29 April 2010

Entertainment : Peter Mensah plays Akwey [the Horse Clan Leader] in Avatar


Did you know that Akwey –who is the clan leader of the Horse Clan -of the Plains [and is witnessed fighting in the final battle on his Direhorse] in Avatar is played by Ghanaian born actor -Peter Mensah?  I’m so impressed by this handsome brother’s acting -and somewhat surprised that I haven’t heard of him sooner –anyway, the following is more information about Peter Mensah from wikipedia.

Peter Mensah (born on 12 November 1970 in Accra, Ghana as Enzo Patnogon) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role in Tears of the Sun and more recently "Doctore" on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Mensah comes from an academic family. He was born in Ghana, to parents of the Asante tribe. At a young age, he moved to Hertfordshire, England with his father, an engineer, and his mother, a writer and 2 younger sisters. Mensah moved to Canada 11 years ago. He emigrated from Britain to see the world and it was a toss up whether his destination would be Canada or Australia.

Acting career
He appeared in such films as 300, Hidalgo, Tears of the Sun, Jason X, Harvard Man, Bless the Child and has made television appearances in Star Trek: Enterprise, Tracker, Witchblade, Blue Murder, Relic Hunter, Earth: Final Conflict, Highlander: The Raven and La Femme Nikita.Mensah also stars in the short film "The Seed", produced and directed by Linkin Park's DJ Joe Hahn, and recently in The Incredible Hulk and Avatar.

Recently, he did the voice and likeness of Sgt. Zach Hammond in EA's video game Dead Space. Mensah, who has practiced martial arts since he was 6, is now playing the character "Doctore" in Spartacus: Blood and Sand and was on the Spartacus Panel at Comic Con 2009. [Credit: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mensah]

8 comments:

  1. i am so loving this handsom bro from ghana. wwill love to hav his contact infor. Not always one sees african actors/actresses rising up in hollywood. this is so great! Pete, i am a huge fan and love to meet you one on one....

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  2. He is GREAT on Spartacus and the reason I started watching the show!

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  3. You are a very good reason why Ghanaians will forever use traditional names. I am glad you did not change our love Mensah name to names Maison, Mason, or Madison. Be my guest on your next official visit to Ghana.

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  4. I became a fan of Peter Mensah from seeing him first on 300. His role was short but formidable and I knew I'd see more of him!! AWESOME ACTOR AND GORGEOUS MAN!

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  5. I am always proud of this Ashanti man. Mensah you have lived to the meaning of your name.

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  6. very good actor, we re really pround of u.

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  7. am sooo enthused @bt his profile keep it bro

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  8. he is such a greater actor from afrika.......Ghana is soo proud of You

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