Ben Onwukwe

Benjamin Neil Paddock Onwukwe (born 21 August 1957 in Brixton, London, England) is a British film, radio, television, theatre and voice actor.

Ben Onwukwe
Benjamin Neil Paddock Onwukwe

(1957-08-21) 21 August 1957 (age 63)
Years active1978–present
Known forStuart 'Recall' MacKenzie in London's Burning

He is perhaps best known for appearing as Firefighter Stuart 'Recall' MacKenzie from 1991 to 2002 in London's Burning, a dramatic television series first aired on the British television network ITV.


In addition to his most famous role in London's Burning, Onwukwe has frequently appeared on television in, among others, Waiting for God,Casualty, Holby City, The Bill, Inspector Morse, Coronation Street, Between the Lines, Delta Wave. His most recent television appearance was in 2018 in the Netflix series Safe.

Onwukwe has also worked in various schools across the country, appeared in theatrical productions, recorded several radio plays and narrated audio books including Laura Shepherd-Robinson's Blood and Sugar.[1]

He was also a member of the BBC's Radio Drama Company.[2]

In 2019, he performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place in a new play by Robin French, Crooked Dances.[3]


  1. ^ "Laura Shepherd-Robinson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  2. ^ "Radio and audio book companies", in Lloyd Trott, ed., Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016, pp. 353-354
  3. ^ "Crooked Dances". RSC Website. Retrieved 2019-07-15.

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