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Lucian Msamati, sometimes credited as Wiina Msamati (born 5 March 1976 in the UK) is an actor, writer and director. Born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe by his Tanzanian parents, he is the eldest of four siblings. In 1994, whilst at school in Harare, Zimbabwe, he founded the Over the Edge Theatre Company with several school friends, which periodically regroups (in Zimbabwe and elsewhere) to put on new productions, some of them written by Msamati. After graduating from the University of Zimbabwe in 1997 he became a freelance copy-editor and a radio broadcaster.

In 2003 Msamati permanently relocated to London, where he continues to live with his partner and their two children. As well as continuing to work on stage, he expanded his work into television, appearing in episodes of Ultimate Force, Spooks, Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who. In 2008 he took on a prominent role in HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and the following year appeared in his first feature film, The International. In 2010 he was appointed Artistic Director of the acclaimed British-African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi.

In Game of Thrones Msamati is playing the role of Salladhor Saan. He was announced in the role on 25 August 2011.[1] He joined the cast as a guest star in the second season.


Guest starring

Season two credits
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season three credits
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

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