Ed Skrein - Updated Dec 2023

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Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein is a prominent British actor, rapper, director, and screenwriter. Ed Skrein is popular for his roles in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil“, “The Transporter: Refueled”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Ill Manors” among others.

Early Life and Childhood

Ed Skrein was born on March 29, 1983, and he is currently 39 years old. He hails from Camden, London, England. Likewise, he is also popular by other names like The Dinnerlady P.I.M.P. and Skrein. Moreover, his full name is Edward George Skrein.

Born in Camden, he also grew up in other London boroughs, Haringey and Islington. Talking about his ethnicity, he is of English and Austrian-Jewish descent. Moving on to his educational journey, he attended Fortismere School. He later graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art. It is a public tertiary art school and he graduated with a BA Hons degree in fine art painting.

Ed Skrein – Net Worth 2023

At the time of writing this biography, he has appeared in 20 films/movies and an additional two are yet to be released. Likewise, he has a net worth of $7 million.

Career and Professional Life

Ed Skrein is an actor, rapper, screenwriter, and film director. He gained international fame with his music. It was even before becoming popular as an actor in independent films or television series. Similarly, he is one of the most highly versatile artists of his generation. He was also selected as one of Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow” in 2013. It showcases the next generation of talent from the UK.

Moreover, since the age of 12 years old, he has been a swimming coach for Greenwich Leisure Limited. He has been working at leisure centers such as Caledonian Road Pool and Gym and Archway Pool.

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Caption: Ed Skrein in a still cut from the movie ‘Maleficent’. Source: Pinterest

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Likewise, he became popular for his role as Daario Naharis in the third season of the television series Game of Thrones. However, in the fourth season of the series, Dutch actor Michiel Huisman replaced him. He also played the role of Borra, a Dark Fey that leads the attack on Ulstead in the film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

He then gained greater fame while playing the role of the villain Francis Freeman/Ajax in the superhero-comedy film, Deadpool. Additionally, he went on to replace Jason Statham in the action film The Transporter: Refueled released in 2015.

He also portrayed the cocky bounty-hunting cyborg named Zappan in Alita: Battle Angel released in 2019. Furthermore, he starred as Lt. Dick Best in the war film Midway released in 2019, and made his directorial debut with the short film Little River Run. This short film was released in 2020 on the actor’s personal Instagram.

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Caption: Ed Skrein and the team after winning the ‘Teen Short Jury Award’ at Encounters Film Festival for his writing and directing debut ‘Little River Run’. Source: Instagram

A career in Music, Directing, and Writing

In the year 2004, he released a three-track EP under the record label Dented Records. Then in 2007, he released The Eat Up. It is his first album. He has also collaborated with a variety of artists. Some of them are Foreign Beggars, Asian Dub Foundation, Plan B, Dubbledge, and Doc Brown among others.

Later the same year, he released a collaborative EP called Pre-Emptive Nostalgia. He collaborated with the group A State of Mind for this EP. Two years later, in 2009, he collaborated with rapper Dr. Syntax. They worked together to bring the collaborative album titled Scene-Stealers under the name Skreintax.

He made his feature film debut with the short film Little River Run. He directed as well as wrote the short drama film and released it on 20 July 2020 via his Instagram. He is also a patron and mentor for The Big House Theatre Company. It is a charity where young people who have given up on themselves gain the skills and confidence to turn their lives around. They work with care leavers who are at high risk of social exclusion and provide them a platform to participate in theatre to have their voices heard.

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Caption: Ed Skrein in the director’s chair for the first time on his short film ‘Little River Run’. Source: Instagram

Career in Acting

His debut film is Plan B’s short film, Michelle. He then got his first lead role in Plan B’s Ill Manors. Ill Manors’s plot revolves around the lives of eight characters as they struggle to survive on the streets. The scenes take place over seven days. Each story blends into the others, painting a gritty picture of a world on the brink of destruction.

In 2013, he appeared in the critically-acclaimed and BAFTA and Critics Choice Television Award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. In 2014, he replaced Jason Statham as the lead in The Transporter: Refueled. Later in 2016, he played the lead villain named Ajax in the blockbuster action film Deadpool.

In 2017, he appeared in the music video for Eye Contact. It is a song by Ocean Wisdom and he played the bad guy in this music video. Then in 2018, he starred in the psychological revenge thriller In Darkness. For this film, he worked alongside Natalie Dormer and Stacy Martin.

On 8 November 2019, he starred in Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster movie Midway. He worked along with actors Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Dennis Quaid, and Woody Harrelson for this movie.

He has also starred in the Danish drama, The Model released in 2016. The director of this film is Mads Matthiesen. Mads won the “World Cinema – Dramatic” award for his film, Teddy Bear at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Model follows the plot where an emerging fashion model attempting to enter the Parisian fashion scene develops a deadly obsession with top fashion photographer Shane White played by him.

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Caption: Ed Skrein in a still cut from the movie ‘Midway’ alongside actress Mandy Moore. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Ed Skrein is The Prince’s Trust’s celebrity young ambassador.

He has put her popularity to good use and has received several brand endorsement offers. 

Relationship Status

Ed Skrein is very discreet about his relationships and affairs. He has not shared much information regarding his past and present romantic affairs. He also has yet to reveal the mother of his son Marley Skrein. However, he very openly shares about his son Marley. Marley is probably around 9 years old as of 2020.

Body Measurements

Ed Skrein stands tall at a height of 1.85 meters or 6 feet and his weight is around 87 kg. Likewise, he has green eyes and brown hair color.

Ed Skrein – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Ed Skrein goes by @edskrein on Instagram. This account boasts 195 post shares and over 263k followers as of November 2020. He also joined Twitter in September 2011. His username on this platform is @edskrein and so far has over 62.1K people following him.