SPOTLIGHT-Ghana's International Movie Pride, Peter Mensah

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In an industry where many things including the very colour of your skin can affect the kind of roles you get even locally, we are always proud when one of our own is able to break into the international market by dint of nothing but hard work.
Here at GhanaCelebrities.Com, we celebrate African artistes when they make waves worldwide because they put our name out there and make it better for us to turn to the next person and say “I am from Ghana 🙂
Ghana’s Peter Mensah is one of such rare Ghanaians. He was born in Kumasi as Enzo Patnogon on 27th August, 1959 and moved to England with his parents and siblings while he was still a child.
Today, the screens can’t seem to get enough of this 6 feet 3.5 inches physical wonder.
Some of his first roles were as Simon in the Nancy Drew TV Series way back in 1995 and Hugh in Long Island incident in 1998.
His shoot to worldwide fame started when he played the Messenger in 300 in 2006.
Today, there are many movie roles on his resume and these include,
Spartacus where he plays Oenomaus of the Gods of the arena.
City of Shoulders and Noses in which he plays Dr. Lucas Andrei Sherm
The horse clan leader in Avatar
General Joe Greller in The Incredible Hulk
Jaffa in Hidalgo and over 30 other movies.
It’s hard to believe that Peter used to be an engineer before he became an actor!
All Africans especially Ghanaians are proud of Peter.
So next time you are watching a movie of international cast, look out for Peter’s strong Ghanaian face and give a shout of pride and remember to tell your friend: “That man is from Ghana!”


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  1. i am proud to be a ghanain ,not because of this great man to be precise ,but i love ghana as a  country i come from (:

  2. Well done for giving this man a shout out and not those local celebs like queen J……. There are so many Ghananian actors that are putting their country on the map And GC it’s about time you spot them 

  3. Have always been a big fan of his in Spartacus.  I could tell his Ghanaian  descent by just looking at him even before i researched. The great Oenomaus lives on even though technically he died in the battle of Vesuvius.  Watch him in Blood and Sands.

  4. Oenomaeus!!!!! Loved his acting in Spartacus Gods of the Arena,Blood and Sands and Vengeance!!! and in 300 too!!!

  5. There is also a Ghanaian girl who plays Naevia in Spartacus Vengeance ( She was introduced in Spartacus Vengeance to replace the original actress who played Naevia in Blood and Sands). Her name is Cynthia Addai-Robinson;she is half Ghanaian ,half something…Two Ghanaians in Spartacus,awesome stuff; Peter Mensah and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

  6. Yup Cynthia is half Ghanaian-(Her mom is Ghanaian and dad an American). She played Alicia in the movie Colombiana. She played some roles in CSI Miami ,CSI NYand ABC’s flash forward (which was scrapped after one season)

    1. @`madam social,People like Akosua Busia  actress, based in the U.S. Whole played a role in ER, The Color Purple etc, Gyearbuor Asante “Desmond’s”in which he played the role of Gambia mature student Matthew one of the best comedy ever brought out in the uk, Abdul Salis, Kwaku Sintim-Misa aka “KSM, who has his own show now on the radio our Hollywood star Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba, Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye let’s not forget Boris Kodjoe any many more all these people deserve a shout out better yet try and reach them because they can always give advice to those local ones