Malachi Kirby (born 20 September 1989) is an English actor known for his roles in Roots and Black Mirror. Kirby starred as Kunta Kinte in the 2016 version of Roots. His performance was well received by critics. Kirby was shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Newcomer' award at the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In October 2016, Kirby starred in an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror entitled "Men Against Fire", directed by Jakob Verbruggen.