Eddie Tagoe

Eddie Tagoe is a Ghanaian actor best known in the U.K. for playing "Presuming Ed" in the 1986 film production of Withnail and I, a role which he resumed in 2000 in a stage production of the same work. Internationally, he may be better recognized for his brief appearance in the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Billed only as the "Messenger Pirate", his character was sent to find Indiana Jones in advance of Nazis boarding the ship on which Jones was travelling. Initially unable to find Jones, he was instructed by the captain to look again, and immediately replied, "I found him!", pointing to Jones swimming to the Nazi submarine. Tagoe had a significantly larger part as "Chocolate Mousse" in the 1984 farce, Top Secret!, and appeared in various other roles such as Sgt. Gwambe in Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, as well as in The Dogs of War and Pink Floyd The Wall. The son of a Ghanaian chief, Tagoe travelled to London to study reflexology prior to pursuing acting. In 1995, however, he returned to his reflexology career when he was recruited to serve as team reflexologist for Newcastle United F.C.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  James Laurenson  •  Eleanor David  •  Bob Geldof

A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  James Laurenson  •  Eleanor David  •  Bob Geldof

Top Secret! (1984)

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  Peter Cushing  •  Jeremy Kemp

Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Lucy Gutteridge  •  Peter Cushing  •  Jeremy Kemp

Withnail & I (1987)

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Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson
CAST:  Richard E. Grant  •  Paul McGann  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Michael Elphick

Black Joy (1977)

An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanese immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life in the Brixton ghetto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Simmons
CAST:  Norman Beaton  •  Trevor Thomas  •  Floella Benjamin  •  Dawn Hope

An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanese immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life in the Brixton ghetto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Simmons
CAST:  Norman Beaton  •  Trevor Thomas  •  Floella Benjamin  •  Dawn Hope

Spaghetti House (1982)

London. Three black robbers break into an Italian restaurant. Bittersweet comedy with political morality, inspired by a news story written by Peter Barnes, Age and Scarpelli.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giulio Paradisi
CAST:  Nino Manfredi  •  Leo Gullotta  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Rudolph Walker

London. Three black robbers break into an Italian restaurant. Bittersweet comedy with political morality, inspired by a news story written by Peter Barnes, Age and Scarpelli.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giulio Paradisi
CAST:  Nino Manfredi  •  Leo Gullotta  •  Rita Tushingham  •  Rudolph Walker

Ama (1991)

Written and directed by Kwesi Owusu & Kwate Nee Owu, AMA was shot in the UK and tells the story of a Ghanaian girl who becomes the medium for an ancestral prophecy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kwesi Owusu  •  Kwate Nee-Owoo
CAST:  Thomas Baptiste  •  Anima Misa  •  Roger Griffiths  •  Joy Elias-Rilwan

Written and directed by Kwesi Owusu & Kwate Nee Owu, AMA was shot in the UK and tells the story of a Ghanaian girl who becomes the medium for an ancestral prophecy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kwesi Owusu  •  Kwate Nee-Owoo
CAST:  Thomas Baptiste  •  Anima Misa  •  Roger Griffiths  •  Joy Elias-Rilwan