British-Ghanaian actor, Peter Mensah has been added to the cast of the sequel to the Oscar-winning smash “Gladiator.”
The 63-year-old actor joins the previously revealed cast, which also includes Paul Mescal in the lead role, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Joseph Quinn, and Connie Nielsen. He is joined by May Calamawy, Lior Raz, Derek Jacobi, and Matt Lucas.
The new film follows the 2000 blockbuster Gladiator, which earned more than $460 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for 12 Oscars, winning five including Best Picture. The role of Maximus, the Roman general-turned-gladiator, was a career-changer for Russell Crowe, not only delivering him the Best Actor Oscar but also launching him to the top of every leading-man list.
Peter Mensah has been added to the cast of Paramount’s sequel to Gladiator. Mensah is known for his roles in shows like Spartacus and films like 300. The untitled Gladiator sequel aims to build on the box office success of the original film that launched Russell Crowe to stardom pic.twitter.com/xkh3XHfgYo
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Mensah played the character Oenomaus in Spartacus and was on the Spartacus Panel at Comic-Con 2009 and 2011. He had a recurring role in the fifth season of True Blood.
He is the voice of Predaking, the dragon-like leader of the Predacons in Transformers: Prime.