New role for Brent award-winning actor and director Samuell Benta

Samuell Benta, front centre in leather jacket, with Wembley Crime Prevention members

Samuell Benta, front centre in leather jacket, with Wembley Crime Prevention members - Credit: Archant

An award-winning actor and director from Brent has been named as the new patron of an organisation which aims to help make the borough a safer place,

Samuell Benta, (second from right) with cast members of 'Perception'

Samuell Benta, (second from right) with cast members of 'Perception' - Credit: Archant

Samuell Benta, who lives in Sudbury, has joined Wembley Crime Prevention where he will work on their projects and initiatives at youth centres, schools, businesses and the community.

The 28-year-old role model rose to prominence through his groundbreaking comedy web series, All About The McKenzies, which focuses on the life of a black family living in the capital.

He is also an actor who has starred Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive, Hotel Babylon, Silent Witness, The Cut, EastEnders: E20 and Doctors.

A former student of Copland Community School (now renamed Ark Elvin Academy) in Wembley, his latest project saw him produce a Perceptions - a short drama set in the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden.

The 30-minute film features youths and young adults showcasing their talent in a bid to break free from the stigma attached to people who live in the area and was shown at the British Urban Film Festival.

Keith Harwood, Chairman for Wembley Crime Prevention, said: “We are delighted to welcome Samuell as our Patron.

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“We’re very privileged he has come on board and look forward to working with him.”

Wembley Crime Prevention was formed back in 1984 and works in partnership with the police, charities, local groups and Brent Council.

For more information visit www.wembleycrimeprevention.orgRelated link: Award-winning drama by Brent man will be screened at the British Urban Film Festival tomorrow

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