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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor, director, and former fashion model. Before beginning his acting career, he earned a law degree from King’s College London and a master’s in law from the University of London. His notable television and film roles include Oz, LostGame of ThronesCongo, The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity, Trumbo, Suicide Squad, and Thor: A Dark World.

Narrator for BARDEUM's ROMAN COLOSSEUM Audiovisual Tour

Combining the magic of history, travel and storytelling by allowing visitors to not just see the sites, but step inside their stories. 

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Blood and Sand is an audiovisual tour of the Roman COlosseum written by Simon Scarrow and narrated by Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje

Adewale's superior acting talents and fantastic gravelly voice help to bring history back to life in this next generation audio / visual tour guide for the Roman Colosseum. Written by Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author Simon Scarrow (Eagles of the Empire Series), Blood and Sand takes visitors back to 85 AD and Emperor Domitian's ten days of great games celebrating the Empire's victorious campaign in Britannia.   


Adewale takes on the role of your tour guide - Marcus Venutius. For a price he can fix chariot races, boxing bouts and gladiator fights. The last of which is what appears to have landed him in trouble with Gaius Lucretius, captain of the largest criminal gang in Rome.


Follow Marcus into the arena’s seedy underworld of betting, bribes, blood and betrayal. From the marble seats of the wealthy to the hot sands and hidden hypogeum of the gladiators - see the Colosseum and the ancient games in an immersive experience as Marcus attempts to determine friend from foe before he ends up more than just a spectator. 

Step back in time to see the Colosseum through quality storytelling. It's a history lesson disguised within a great story.
Includes digital reconstructions.

Simon Scarrow Author



Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of over forty novels including the acclaimed Eagles of the Empire Series.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje



Actor & Director known for his roles in Oz, The Bourne Identity, Thor: The Dark World, Suicide Squad, Lost, and Game of Thrones.

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