Rhashan Stone

Rhashan Stone
Born Rhashan Stone
(1969-11-03) November 3, 1969
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, playwright, comedian, singer, composer, musician
Years active 1993–Present
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Olivia Williams
Children Esme Ruby Stone
Roxana May Stone
Parent(s) Russel Stone (stepfather)
Joanne Stone (mother)
Father Unknown
Relatives Madeline Bell (Aunt)

Rhashan Stone (born November 3, 1969) is an American-born British actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing in many comedy shows such as Desmond's and Mutual Friends. Stone is also a stage actor who has performed in numerous productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, The Royal Court and in London's West End. His roles have included the heroic soldier Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, the drag queen Sanzo in Trance, Hero in the Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the king's brother Clarence in Richard III. Stone is a singer and musician in a wide range of styles, including jazz, soul and gospel. He is also a classically trained singer, musician and composer, and also works occasionally as a playwright.

Early life

Stone was born in a small town in New Jersey, United States. His mother was Joanne Stone; he never knew who his father was.

When he was six years old his mother married an English singer called Russell Oliver (later Russell Stone) and they moved to Norfolk to live with him. Together, his mother and stepfather formed the singing duo R&J Stone. They were very successful and became known for their song "We Do It". His aunt Madeline Bell was also involved in the music industry and became the lead singer for Blue Mink. Stone himself also became a multi-instrumentalist; he played the guitar, piano, drums, oboe, trumpet and trombone.

When Stone was 11 his mother died from a brain tumor. Later, Stone joined Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Even before he graduated he was offered a role in the musical Five Guys Named Moe. He has worked consistently ever since in theatre and television.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1993-1994 Desmonds Bernie
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart James T
1997 The Detectives Dr Monk
1998 Picking Up The Pieces Steve
2002 Holby City Craig Campbell
2003 The Bill Paul Sharpe
2003 Wondrous Oblivion Frank Worrell Film
2003 The Crouches Sam 2 episodes
2004-2005 Bodies Tom Gorman
2005 Perfect Day Steve
2006 Perfect Day: The Millennium Steve
2007 Casualty Ken Gilroy 1 episode
2008 Bike Squad Sgt. Trev Ellington
2008 Love Soup Nigel
2008 A Deal Is A Deal Ash
2008 Mutual Friends Dev
2008 Outnumbered Vicar 1 episode
2009 Taking The Flak Jeremy Morrison
2009 Land Girls Cpl. Willard Lacey
2009 Coppers D.S. Gordon Fenterman
2009 The Armstrong and Miller Show Various Characters
2010 Dollhouse Test Subject 1 episode
2011 Episodes Howard 2 episodes
2009-2011 Horrible Histories Various 4 episodes
2011 Black Mirror Jeff Episode: "The Entire History of You"
2011 Strike Back: Project Dawn Major Oliver Sinclair 10 episodes
2012 Strike Back: Vengeance Major Oliver Sinclair 7 episodes
2014 Bluestone 42 Colin Walters, Minister for the Armed Forces 1 episode
2014 The Smoke Mal Milligan 8 episodes
2015 Ballot Monkeys Obi
2016 Agatha Raisin Jez Bloxby

Personal life

Stone married actress Olivia Williams in 2003. The couple have two children, Esmé Ruby and Roxana May.

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