Ariyon Bakare is a British actor. He had his career beginnings in the late 1990s. He debuted in the 1999 film After the Rain. He next appeared in the movies The Secret Laughter of Women and Dead Bolt Dead. After a long hiatus from acting, he returned in 2006 when he appeared in the television play Shoot the Messenger. In 2008, he had a minor role in the Hollywood film The Dark Knight. In the 2010s, he appeared in the film Jupiter Ascending, as well as played Stephen Black in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. He next had notable roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Life. He recently played recurring character Darius in Carnival Row.