Tawanda Manyimo was born and raised in Zimbabwe, moved to New Zealand at the age of 22 and now resides in Auckland. An instinctive love of performance led him to the nearest amateur theatre and he was immediately cast in The Full Monty. In 2011, he graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. He has played various theatrical roles including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Palmerston North Summer Shakespeare, 2010), King Ferdinand in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Graduation Show), The Herald in Marat/ Sade (Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School) and Alioune in Belleville (Silo Theatre). Tawanda’s film credits include Slow West starring Michael Fassbender, The Rover, directed by David Michôd, Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlet Johansson, and soon-to-be-released The Meg, starring Jason Statham. Tawanda is also a musician and plays guitar and percussion instruments.