Danny Sapani


Season appearances

1, 2


London, England

Date of birth

15 November 1970

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Danny Sapani is the actor who portrays the main character Sembene on Penny Dreadful. Danny Sapani is an English actor of Ghanaian descent.

Early life[edit | edit source]

He was born in London, one of six children of immigrant Ghanaian parents. He was raised in Hackney, and first pursued his interest in acting at the Weekend Arts College in Kentish Town. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Career[edit | edit source]

He appeared in Danny Boyle's film Trance. His stage credits include August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone and Radio Golf, Errol John's Caribbean classic Moon on a Rainbow Shawl and The National Theatre production of Euripides' Medea. He has also acted in the 2013 Indian action film, Singam II as an international drug lord. His TV roles include appearances on Misfits and Blackout, while his television guest appearances include Judge John Deed and the Doctor Who episode "A Good Man Goes to War." Since 2014, Sapani has played the role of Sembene in Showtime's Penny Dreadful.

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