kunt kinte

We have photographed a lot of talented actors in the past year but none with the level of intensity as Malachi Kirby. His face was so expressive at one point we thought someone he knew walked into the room because his whole face lit up, but no, he was just acting. Kirby plays Kunte Kinte in History’s production of “Roots” and we photographed him and others from the cast for The New York Times | Brinson+Banks

 The Warrior

Malachi Kirby hails from Battersea, South London. He plays the 18th century Gambian teenager who is sold into slavery in the new four-part mini-series of Roots. The 26-year-old follows in the footsteps of American actor LeVar Burton, who played Kunte Kinte in the original 1977 series on ABC.

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