Ed Skrein is an English rapper and actor. Aside from his rap career, he is best known for his roles as the original Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones (2013) and Francis in Deadpool (2016).
Skrein made his acting debut in Plan B's short film Michelle, and got his first lead role in Plan B's Ill Manors (2012). Skrein portrayed Daario Naharis in the third season of the television series Game of Thrones, but was replaced in the fourth season by Dutch actor Michiel Huisman. Skrein states that "behind the scenes politics" had forced him to leave the show.
In 2014, Skrein was cast in The Transporter: Refueled, replacing Jason Statham as the lead. In 2016, Skrein played the lead villain, Francis, in the blockbuster action film Deadpool. Recent film roles include: sci-fi thriller,Gateway 6, alongside Rhys Ifans; psychological revenge thriller, In Darkness (2018), alongside Natalie Dormer; and the much anticipated sequel Maleficent 2 (2020).