Vas Blackwood

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Vas Blackwood
Vasta Roy Blackwood

(1962-10-19) 19 October 1962 (age 61)
London, England
Years active1981–present
RelativesRichard Blackwood (cousin)

Vasta Roy "Vas" Blackwood (born 19 October 1962) is a British actor from London.

Blackwood played Lenny Henry's sidekick Winston Churchill in The Lenny Henry Show (1987) and David Sinclair in Casualty (1996–97). Since playing Rory Breaker in the hit film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) he has had a number of film roles, including Mean Machine (2001), 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002) and Creep (2004). In 2005 he appeared in A Bear's Tail, a spin-off of Bo' Selecta!. He also made an appearance as Lennox Gilbey in Only Fools and Horses. He also played main character Dexter in Spatz.

In 2008 he did voiceover work on the video game Fable II.

In 2013 he did voiceover work on a Tesco advertisement, this was launched and played on various different channels within the United Kingdom in the Summer period.

Blackwood was founder of virtual online blog, which is now defunct. His cousin is the media personality Richard Blackwood.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1984 Annika Alan Television miniseries
1984 Arthur's Hallowed Ground Henry Television film
1985 Girls on Top Mikey ITV comedy series (1 episode: Series 1, Episode 6 - Skankin')
1986 Only Fools and Horses Lennox Gilbey BBC comedy series (1 episode: Series 5, Episode 3 - The Longest Night)
1987–88 The Lenny Henry Show Winston Television series (12 episodes)
1989 In Sickness and in Health Pele Television series (4 episodes)
1990–1992 Spatz Dexter Williams Television series (33 episodes)
1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Rory Breaker
1998 Babymother Caeser Television film
2001 Mean Machine Massive
2002 The Escapist Vin
2002 Fun at the Funeral Parlour Coltrane Benz
2002 9 Dead Gay Guys Donkey-Dick Dark
2003 The Trouble with Men and Women Travis
2003 One Love Scarface
2004 Creep George
2006 Rollin' with the Nines Finny
2007–08 My Spy Family Des Television series (5 episodes)
2008 Daylight Robbery Lucky
2011 Mercenaries Zac Post-production
2012 Offender Detective Boaz
2012 All God's Children Mark
2014 The Guvnors
2016 The Comedian's Guide to Survival Dustin Langer
2016, 2018 Thunderbirds Are Go Pirate Reece (voice) 2016, 2018
2020 Original Gangster Bobby Bravo
2023 Sumotherhood TBC

|2023 |-Hitmen |-Paul Ali Rahman


  1. ^ (2006) "Interview With Vas Blackwood, Creator and Owner of". Retrieved 12 March 2016.

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