Marcus Hill

Played by Babou Ceesay

Marcus Hill

Mild mannered and bookish, Marcus is an unlikely revolutionary. But as a black British citizen with Nigerian parents, he knows firsthand how limited his options are in this discriminatory society. His anger is palpable and he uses his power with words to get people to rise up and protest. When Marcus struggles to keep their movement peaceful and non-violent, he has trouble coping with the added strain put on his relationship with Jas.

Mild mannered and bookish, Marcus is an unlikely revolutionary. But as a black British citizen with Nigerian parents, he knows firsthand how limited his options are in this discriminatory society. His anger is palpable and he uses his power with words to get people to rise up and protest. When Marcus struggles to keep their movement peaceful and non-violent, he has trouble coping with the added strain put on his relationship with Jas.

Babou Ceesay

Babou Ceesay can currently be seen in the feature film EYE IN THE SKY (2016) starring opposite Helen Mirren.  He also recently starred in BBC One’s feature length drama DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY (2016) alongside Wunmi Mosaku, and in Jack Throne’s mini-series NATIONAL TREASURE (2016), alongside Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough for Channel 4.  The Telegraph applauded his performance as Richard Taylor in DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY as “superb.”  

Ceesay can also be seen in Ben Wheatley’s anticipated film FREE FIRE alongside Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy.

His other recent filmography includes the BAFTA nominated feature ’71 (2014), where he appeared alongside Jack O’Connell, as well as HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (2013) with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.

In 2015, he landed the pivotal role of John, in the Mark Burnett and Roma Downey produced television series A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES which aired on NBC.  His TV career also includes guest roles in LUTHER, LAW & ORDER, SILENT WITNESS, GETTING ON, and HBO’s STRIKEBACK, as well as TV films such as the BAFTA award-winning dramas SHIRLEY and STOLEN. He also caused a stir playing the new sidekick for ITV’s LEWIS in 2013 receiving extensive national coverage including from The Guardian.  

Ceesay trained at the highly respected Oxford School of Drama. He has been involved in many significant projects on stage include THE OVERWHELMING opposite Andrew Garfield and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM directed by Ed Hall, where he “created a strikingly original interpretation” of Shakespeare’s Helena.  

He is a dual national, British born with Gambian parents. Before he became an actor, he studied Microbiology at Imperial College London and worked as an Internal Auditor at accounting firm Deloitte. But he resolved to follow his dream and has never looked back. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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