Oliver Harris in “Devils”
Malachi Kirby stars as Oliver Harris, a young black English student at LSE from a poor suburban area, in the series “Devils” on The CW. Brilliant and quick mind, skilled at hacking and at reading people’s nonverbal language, Oliver gets a job at NYL after helping Massimo (Alessandro Borghi) off the books. For this young man who grew up with proletarian values, the bank is an alien world. But as he quickly proves his value and finds his place among Massimo’s traders, Oliver experiences the lure of power and money. When Dominic (Patrick Dempsey) tries getting him on his side, Oliver is tempted to betray Massimo and his team.
Kirby was featured as one of BAFTA’s breakthrough Brits in 2016 and one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ in 2013.
He has recently wrapped the feature film “Boiling Point” starring alongside Stephen Graham, and also a leading role in Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated “Small Axe.”
Kirby was seen playing a lead role in action series “Curfew,” an exhilarating new street race drama, which sees Kirby lead an ensemble cast including Sean Bean, Billy Zane and Phoebe Fox.
Past film credits include, “My Brother the Devil,” which won the cinematography award at Sundance, the European Cinema award at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. He also starred in Ron Scalpello’s “Offender” in which he played Harry opposite Joe Cole. He’s also appeared in heart-warming comedy “Dough,” and short films “Exhale” and “Checkpoint.”
He also played the lead of Kunta Kinte in the remake of “Roots,” starring opposite Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin. Other television credits include a leading role in season three of “Black Mirror.” Kirby was also seen in BBC Three’s critically acclaimed “My Murder” opposite John Boyega. Kirby has also appeared in hugely popular series’ “Dr. Who, Jekyll & Hyde” and “Silent Witness.”
Kirby was nominated for ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ at the Evening Standard Theatre awards in 2011 for his role in “Mogadishu” at the Lyric Theatre. The play was positively received by critics and audiences alike. He also recently appeared in The Donmar’s hugely popular “Belleville” alongside James Norton and Imogen Poots.