Doctor Who’s Tosin Cole returns to cinemas as legendary keyboard player Tyrone Downie in new Bob Marley biopic One Love

Tosin Cole, who played Doctor Who’s Ryan as part of the Thirteenth Doctor’s fam from 2018 to 2021, returns to cinema screens this Valentine’s Day. He’ll be appearing in new Bob Marley biopic One Love, supporting Kingsley Ben-Adir (Barbie, High Fidelity) as Marley. One Love charts the rise of Bob Marley and the Wailers alongside Marley’s personal struggles and triumphs. Cole plays keyboard player Tyrone Downie, a crucial part of the band’s iconic sound. The film also co-stars James Norton (Doctor Who: Cold War) as record producer Chris Blackwell.

 

This is just the latest in a series of roles for Tosin Cole since leaving Doctor Who. Most notably he starred in the first season of American court room drama 61st Street as the wrongly accused young man on trial, and in a big screen remake of classic teen comedy House Party. He also had several notably supporting roles. He was in civil rights drama Till as the real life Medgar Evers, investigating the murder of teenager Emmet Till. Next up for the actor is the TV series Supacell, about a group of Black Londoners who suddenly gain superpowers. Following that, he’ll be in cinemas again in the movie adaptation of musical Girl from the North Country. The arrival of his character, boxer Joe Scott, at a guest house of secrets is a catalyst for high drama.

 

Bob Marley: One Love (c) Paramount Picture
Bob Marley: One Love (c) Paramount Picture

Bob Marley: One Love

New film Bob Marley: One Love celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, Bob Marley: One Love is in theatres February 14, 2024.

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