Date of Birth : Dec 8th 1965
British actor. He grew up in the Small Heath area of Birmingham. He attended St Benedict’s Junior School and Washwood Heath Comprehensive School. As a schoolboy he excelled at all sports from sprinting to basketball to rugby and especially football. He was the goal-keeper for the Washwood Heath side that won the U16 All-England Championship. If it were not for acting it is likely that he would have followed a career as a professional goal-keeper. In his youth he worked in a wine bar in Birmingham City Centre.
At 18, Harewood gained a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). This was a defining achievement for a young actor from the inner-city, without family or social ties to the acting profession.
Harewood began a career in 1990 and appeared in The Hawk, Great Moments in Aviation, Harnessing Peacocks, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Macbeth on the Estate, and Strings and Ballykissangel. He is very well-known for his television appearances on The Vice and Fat Friends and his movie roles in Blood Diamond and The Merchant of Venice.