Although Franz Drameh is not the most popular actor out there, fans of Legends of Tomorrow do not only know him but also love him. One of the finest actor on the DCs superhero series, he began his career in 2007 when he got a role in an episode of the British medical drama series, Casualty. Since then, he has appeared in a good number of TV shows and films. A good number of questions have been asked about this actor and below are answers to some of them.
Franz Drameh Bio (Age)
Of Gambian and English nationality, it was as Franz Alhusaine Drameh and on 5th January 1993 that the actor was born in Hackney, London. However, it was at Hoxton that he was brought up.
While growing up, he was a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series which he would always watch even before leaving for school. One of the things that pulled his interest in comics is the love his father has for it. More than just the love for comics, Drameh also developed an interest in acting.
In order to give him an opportunity to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor, he was sent to the Young Actors Theatre in Barnsbury Road by the time he was only 12. When he was 14, he signed to the agency of the drama school and community theatre.
Soon afterward, the auditions started coming and that was how he got to appear in the “Lost in the Rough” episode of Casualty in 2007. At first, he got nervous when the auditions came but he soon found his way around that.
In 2009, he made an appearance in the short film, Be Good, and then in 2010, he made his first film appearance after he landed a role in the fantasy film, Hereafter which was directed by . The film opened the doors for him to get roles in the Attack the Block (2011), My Murder and Now Is Good in 2012. In 2014, he played Ford in Edge of Tomorrow, appearing alongside Hollywood’s A-list such as and .
In TV, Franz Drameh has appeared in various DC Comics series as Firestorm or Jefferson Jackson. Between 2015 to 2018, he appeared in The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Superhero Fight Club 2.0 (short video), the web series Vixen (voice role), Supergirl, and Arrow. In the third season of the animated series, Legends of Tomorrow, Franz left but there are some rumors that he may return.
With a great career, he has not always been on the best side of the law as he was arrested in 2017 following charges of assault against a man outside of a fish and chip shop. From a CCTV record, the British actor was seen kicking, punching, and headbutting a man, Joshua Berenger, whom he claimed insulted him and threw racial slurs at him inside the shop.
Jurors were told that when the actor was arrested following the attack on Joshua who stood at six-five, he laughed at the situation. However, he insisted it was only a laugh in irony because he considered himself being on the right.
Wife, Daughter, and Parents
Counting his blessings, Franz Drameh will always put the fact that he has both his parents whom he believes will always be there for him. His mother’s name is Kerry. As of 2011, she was still living in Hoxton. According to the actor, apart from being his mother, Kerry has also remained his inspiration and best friend.
There is hardly much that is known about his father who as earlier stated, was a huge fan of comics. While it has not been confirmed, there are some sources that claim that both of the parents of the actor are from the Gambia.
As regards his family life, it is not known if he is married or not, but he is in a relationship with Anna Maria Drameh, who because of the name, some get to believe that the two are married. Franz and Anna welcomed their daughter whose name is given as Aurora Drameh on December 23, 2017.
Based on her Instagram profile, Annamaria is a registered nurse and she lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Height and Weight
A DC comic superhero, Franz Drameh has a good height and build. As regards his height, he may not be the tallest man around, but he has a very good height of 5 feet 11 inches. However, his body weight is not known.