Things you didn’t know about Charles Dieva Mnene Biography
Charles Dieva Mnene is a Kenyan-British film, television and stage actor.
Charles Mnene was born on December 11, 1985 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Charles was raised by his grandmother until the age of 6 and moved around Africa in his early years; living in different places around the country.
He flew to England alone at the age of nine with only five shillings in his pocket and his passport and moved to Willesden, North West London. A defining moment in his life was watching Laurence of Arabia at the age of 11 and this may have spawned his love for epic cinema.
When Charles left high school, he studied Video Production and Drama at Westminster Arts College. Studying under Tracy ‘O Leary, he was cast in Blue Orange, playing the character of Christopher.
After only seven months, Charles kick-started his film career when playing Ben in The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael in 2003 while still in study. After completing his course, while attending an audition for The Chosen Ones cast by Chloe Emmerson, she introduced him to his agent. Some of Mnene’s television appearances include guest roles in The Bill, Holby City, Doctors and the drama Ahead of the Class.