Cyril Nri
Vital statistics
Name Cyril Nri
Age 52
Home Town Nigeria
Role The Shopkeeper

Cyril Nri is an actor from Nigeria, who made his acting debut in 1989.


Cyril Nri made his acting debut in 1989 in Strapless as Harold. He made various of other appearances but one of his biggest roles since his debut was in TV show, This Life. He played the role of Graham from 1996 until 1997. Once again he carried on making smaller appearances until 2001 were he was casted in soap opera, EastEnders as D.C Burton. He played the role until 2002 were he left the show.

His next starring role was in The Bill. He played the role of Adam Okaro from 2002 until 2006. Beforehand he played smaller roles on three occasions. He also starred in The Bill Uncovered: On the Front Line, the year he left the show in 2006.

Once again he hasn't been casted as a big role and as starred as minor roles in shows like Waking the Dead, Law & Order: UK and Doctors. He also starred in The Sarah Jane Adventures as The Shopkeeper for three episodes, Lost In Time in both parts and Sky in only part 2. After his appearance in the show, he appeared in shows like Holby City, House of Anubis and New Tricks. One of his latest credits is the replacement show for The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs. Aliens as Nathaniel Nightshade in 2013.


Year Title  Role
1989 Strapless Harold Sabola
1989 Saracen Desmond
1989 4 Play Tony Sewell
1990-2006 The Bill 

Julian Bates (1990), Chris Lycett (1998), Pascal Illunga (2000) & Supt. Adam Okaro (2002-2006)

1992 Runaway Bay Paul
1993 Calling the Shots Paul
1993 Frank Stubbs Brian
1995 The Steal Council Computer Operator
1995 Casualty Steve York
1996 Pie in the Sky Stuart Crowe
1996-1997 This Life Graham
1997 Behind the Mask Kano
1997 Family Affairs William McHugh
1997 Goodnight Sweetheart Dr. Obote
1998 Tale of the Mummy  Forensics
1998 Only Love Eric Blair
1998 Besieged Priest
1999 Wing Commender Security Officer
1999 A Touch of Frost Warren Barber
1999 Maisie Raine  Paul
2000 Arabian Nights  Schaca 
2000-2011 Holby City Ben Sinclair (2000), Lawrence Marshall (2007) & Pastor Carl (2011)
2001 Down to Earth  Henry Jones
2001-2002 EastEnders D.C. Burtons
2001-2011 Doctors

Andrew Lombard (2001)

Mark Hamer (2011)

2002 Long Time Dead Dr. Wilson
2002 TV Burp Supt. Adam Okaro
2003 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team Supt. Adam Okaro
2006 The Bill Uncovered: On the Front Line  Supt. Adam Okaro
2007 Cold Blood Colonel Harrington Smith
2007 Dead Meat Prime Minister
2008 Survivor Boss
2008 Bad Day Resturant Manager
2008  Waking the Dead Raymond Ayanlike
2009 Law and Order: UK Judge DeMarco
2010-2011 The Sarah Jane Adventures The Shopkeeper
2010 Critical Eye CCTV Controller
2011 House of Anubis  Mr. Lewis
2011 New Tricks  Billy Green
2012 Julius Caesar  Cassius
2013 Wizards vs. Aliens  Nathaniel Nightshade

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