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Treva Etienne

Treva Etienne's recent credits include the critically acclaimed Jerry Bruckheimer Films production Black Hawk Down, in which he appeared as the Somalian rebel leader, Firimbi. He can also be seen in Bruckheimer's Bad Boys II, set for release on July 18. As a gangster named Percy, Etienne co-starred with Bob Dylan, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Luke Wilson in the independent Masked & Anonymous, which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. He was also featured in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

Etienne starred in the hit science fiction series The Last Train and the dramatic series London's Burning. His other television credits include the BAFTA award-winning Holding On, Sir Peter Hall's The Final Passage and Lynda La Plante's Comics. For the BBC he has appeared in the comedies The Lenny Henry Show, Only Fools and Horses, Hale & Pace, Desmonds and TV Squash.

Theatre credits include the title role in Macbeth at the Royal National Theatre in London and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl directed by Maya Angelou at the Almeida Theatre. Etienne has played leading roles in Some Kind of Hero at the Young Vic, The Four Seasons at the Edinburgh Festival and Measure for Measure with Shakespeare & Company in Boston. He starred in the world premieres of An Enchanted Land by Dale Wasserman and Angels Rave On at the Nottingham Playhouse. Etienne also directed an original stage play, Gulp Fiction, which moved to a successful run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

As a writer-director-producer, Etienne has been promoting two short films, Driving Miss Crazy and A Woman Scorned at prestigious festivals throughout the United States and Europe. This past March, A Woman Scorned won Best Film at the Scarefest Film Awards sponsored by Vanguard Films. Driving Miss Crazy also won a Best Film Award with HBO. Both shorts aired on Britain's Channel 4 (on which A Woman Scorned achieved record-breaking ratings) and BBC Choice.

Etienne trained at the BBC's Directors Course where he wrote and directed his first short, The Promise of Strangers. Among his television credits as writer-director-producer are the comedy series The Real McKoy, the comedy pilots The New Generation, Club Class and Sisters, as well as the documentary Arts in the Community.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Treva Etienne Facts

BirthplaceUnited Kingdom
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Treva Etienne compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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