|Babatunde Adetomiwa Stafford "Tomiwa" Edun
|Lagos, Lagos State
|Amy Adwoa Appiah
|Christ's College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
|Date of Birth
Babatunde Adetomiwa Stafford "Tomiwa" Edun is a Nigerian actor who is best known for his roles as Marcus Young in Bates Motel and Sir Elyan in the television show Merlin.
Edun is currently 37 years old. He was born in 1984, in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, to parents Olawale Edun, a Nigerian financier, and Amy Adwoa Appiah, a half-Ghanaian and half-English. Talking about his height, he is 5 ft and 9½ in (1.77 m) tall.
Adetomiwa's maternal grandfather, Nana Joe Appiah, was a Ghanaian lawyer, politician, and statesman. And, his maternal grandmother, Enid Margaret "Peggy" Cripps, was a British children's author, philanthropist, and socialite. Moreover, Edun's maternal uncle, Kwame Anthony Appiah, is a philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist.
Edun moved to the United Kingdom with his family at the age of 11 and attended Eton College from the age of 13. He then studied Classics at Christ's College, Cambridge, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
During the final year of his college, Adetomiwa won the dissertation prize for his thesis on Homer's Odyssey. He went to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) despite initially planning to study for a Master of Philosophy degree. Edun graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from RADA in 2008.
Edun is currently unmarried and has no wife or kids. He also appears to be single for now and has not shared any posts on his social media accounts hinting possible romance.
As far as we know, the 37-year-old is enjoying his bachelor lifestyle and is more focused on his upcoming projects. Eden has also not been romantically linked to anyone in the past, so his dating history remains unknown.
According to some online sources, Edun has a net worth of $800,000 as of 2021. He started his career in 2000, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Clifford in the show Kassandra by Ivo Stourton. After graduating from RADA, Edun played small roles in the theatre productions at Almeida Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse.
The 37-year-old also played a titular role in a production of Macbeth by the National Theatre. Adetomiwa portrayed Romeo at the Globe Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet, becoming the second black actor to play the role. He also appeared in Rex Obano's play, Slaves.
After making his television debut with a small role in The Fixer, Edun played the role of Sir Elyan in the British television program. Merlin, from 2010 to 2012. He also played Sey Ola in the BBC TV series, The Hour, from 2011 to 2012 and had a role as Marcus Young in the popular series Bates Motel. Edun's other notable role includes Mr. Brocks in the Doctor Who Christmas Special in 2016.