Anthony Welsh is a British Black actor whose career is taking a quiet steady rise.

Starring in Hollywood productions ranging from Red Tails (2012) alongside Cuba Gooding Jnr., Michael B. Jordan and Ne-Yo to the hit indie sci-fi Girl with All the Gifts (2016) Welsh has a cv which boasts a credible acting journey. Though some of you may not have heard of him.

Navigating the usual rites of passage UK TV shows, like The Bill and Casualty, Welsh has also starred in the cult classic Black Mirror. Demonstrating his ability to adapt to a wide range of roles, he also has reputable stage experience. After making his stage debut in 2008 in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play Brother’s Size, he returned to the role in 2018.

Going against the grain of celebrity and stardom, Welsh’s latest project Pure is sure to push him into the limelight.

Brought to us by Channel 4 Pure is a comedy which takes a frank look at mental health. 24-year-old Marnie suffers from xxx-rated and intrusive thoughts which have been diagnosed as a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) nicknamed ‘pure O’. When it all gets a bit too much Marnie leaves her home in Scotland to find a new life in London where she makes a gang of new friends, including the irresistible and unassuming Joe played by Welsh.

TBB Talks to Welsh to find out more about his character Joe and how he’s managed to stealthily navigate the acting world…


Find out more about Pure here.