David Gyasi is a British actor who has appeared in different hit movies including Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and What a Girl Wants. Other than this he also had made appearances in renowned series such as Containment, White Heat, Carnival Row, etc. However, his major breakthrough came with the 2023 Netflix series The Diplomat which earned him praise from both fans and critics. After working in the industry for around two decades, David has also accumulated an attractive net worth of about $5 million. Keep reading this article for more details on David Gyasi’s net worth in 2023, his best movies and television shows, awards and nominations, and some interesting facts about the actor.
David Gyasi’s Personal Biography
David Gyasi was born on 2 January 1980 in Hammersmith, London, to Ashanti Ghanaian parents. David’s parents came to the United Kingdom in 1966 to pursue their education. His parents divorced when he was a young boy. David has six other siblings and they grew up in Fulham and Hayes. He attended Bishopshalt School and completed his A Levels at East Berkshire College. When he was young, David wanted to be a footballer but later decided to become an actor. He even went on to study drama at Middlesex University.
Gyasi started dating Emma Llaudes during the sixth form at East Berkshire College whom he has met earlier. They got married in a small ceremony in September of 1999 when David was only 19 years old. Their first child, a daughter, Elèna, was born before the couple got married. Thus, Gyasi became a father when he was just a teenager. His wife Emma is a dance lecturer at East Berkshire College and is also a fitness trainer.
David’s daughter Elèna Gyasi is also an actress known for movies like “The Hunt for Raoul Moat”, “Hollington Drive” and “The A List”. The couple also has a second child, a son Nathaniel. David and his family are settled in the Buckinghamshire village.
|Full name||David Kwaku Asamoah Gyasi|
|Years active||2003 – present|
|Age||Born on 2 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Hammersmith, London, England|
David Gyasi Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$5 million (est.)|
Professional Acting Career
Gyasi made a brief appearance in the hit movie “What a Girl Wants” and the same year he was also cast for a minor role in an episode of the show “Goal”. However, his main role in television came with the 2005 comedy show “Mike Bassett: Manager” where he was cast for the role of Jeremy Hands. His main role in movies also came in the same year in Michael Caton-Jones’ “Shooting Dogs”. In 2008, he appeared alongside Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington in the National Theater production of “War Horse”.
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David’s other major projects included the 2012 science fiction film “Cloud Atlas” and the BBC Two historical drama “White Heat”. He later appeared in the BBC One television film “The Whale” in 2013 and in the superhit sci-fi adventure movie by Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar” (2014). For his role in the movie Interstellar, Gyasi earned a Black Reel Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. Before Interstellar, David had worked with Nolan in the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012. In 2015, he was cast in the lead role of the BBC One drama serial “The Interceptor” but had to drop out due to a heel injury.
His other notable role came in the 2016 miniseries “Containment” and again in the 2018 BBC and Netflix adaptation of The Iliad, titled “Troy: Fall of a City”. He also appeared as Agreus in the Amazon Prime fantasy series “Carnival Row” from 2019 to 2023 and had a recurring role in series 3 of “The A Word” as Ben Chambers. David’s other noteworthy works include “Hell on the Border”, “Cold Blood”, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, “Come Away”, and others.
David Gyasi & The Diplomat (2023)
David Gyasi has had many opportunities in his career where he has proved his worth as an actor. However, his most celebrated role came as Austin Dennison on Netflix’s drama “The Diplomat” in 2023. Gyasi played the role of UK’s Foreign Secretary in the series and to give his best performance, David prepared immensely for the role. He did a lot of research on international affairs and diplomacy and spent his days reading news from both right- and left-leaning sources. Not only this, but the actor also got in touch with real-life diplomats to get their insights in preparation for the role. His efforts were well-paid when the actor garnered a lot of praise for his performance in the series.
David Gyasi’s Best Movies & TV Shows
David has been cast in numerous movies and TV shows in minor as well as major roles. Here are some of the top movies and serials that Gyasi has worked in.
- Interstellar (2014)
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
- What a Girl Wants (2003)
- Annihilation (2018)
- Shooting Dogs (2005)
- Hunter Killer (2018)
- Cold Blood (2019)
- Hell on the Border (2019)
- Red Tails (2012)
- Cloud Atlas (2012)
- Shoot the Messenger (2006)
- Come Away (2020)
- Ear for Eye (2021)
- The Diplomat (2023)
- White Heat (2012)
- Carnival Row (2019)
- Law & Order: UK (2009)
- Doctor Who (2012)
- The Sandman (2022)
- Sea of Souls (2005)
- Dream Team (2005)
- No Angels (2005)
- Murder City (2004)
- Torchwood (2006)
- Coming Up (2007)
- The Whale (2013)
- Containment (2016)
- Holby City (2010)
Awards & Nominations
In his career of over 20 years, David Gyasi has been nominated three times. Check out his notable nominations below.
1. Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival
- 2020 Best Actor (Short Film) Award for Transfert, Midnight Movie: Magnum Opus, Milk, Living Things, After_life
2. The BAM Award
- 2018 Best Cast for Annihilation
3. Black Reel Awards
- 2015 Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male for Interstellar
Check out some interesting facts about the actor David Gyasi:
- His height is 5′ 10″ or 1.78 m.
- David has worked with the renowned director Christopher Nolan twice.
- Emma and David got married when they were just teenagers and have been together for twenty-three years.
- David and his son Nathaniel share their birthday. Both were born on January 2nd.
- David has also worked with his daughter on multiple occasions, giving voice to several characters in the UK version of Chuggington.
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Frequently Asked Questions
$5 million (approx.)
He plays the role of Austin Dennison, a UK Foreign Secretary on “The Diplomat”.
No details about the parents of David Gyasi are known.