Cheerio, Mates! Our Favorite Black Brits

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  • Steve McQueen
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Craig David
  • Seal
  • Mo Farah
  • Tiffany Porter
  • Phillips Idowu
  • Daley Thompson
  • Idris Elba
  • Sidney Poitier
  • John Boyega
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Naomie Harris
  • Slick Rick
  • Sade
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Thandie Newton
  • Estelle
  • Melanie Brown
  • David Oyelowo

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

This star of Lost and The Bourne Identity could have wound up wearing a powdered wig, but not for a role in a period film. Before he was an actor, Adewale earned a master's degree in law from the University of London.

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