I was accosted on a Nairobi street a while back because of the colour of my skin. A talent scout, desperate to fill the role of a British Kenyan soldier in a feature film, ran up to me and begged me to be in the movie. Have you ever acted? He asked me. No, I told him. It doesn’t matter, he replied. Well, since you put it that way, how could I refuse. Sign me up, I told him.
Here’s a little vid I put together then of me in my pursuit of Mau Mau freedom fighters during their struggle for independence from British rule in the 1950s.