Edward George Skrein is an English actor, film director, screenwriter and rapper. He rose to international success with his music, before becoming known as an actor in independent films or television series. On the years that followed, he became known for portraying Daario Naharis in the third season of the television series Game of Thrones. Skrein later rose to greater recognition with portraying the villain Francis Freeman/Ajax in the superhero-comedy film Deadpool (2016). Skrein went on replacing Jason Statham in the action film The Transporter: Refueled (2015) and later portrayed the cocky bounty-hunting cyborg Zappan in Alita: Battle Angel (2019). He later starred as Lt. Dick Best in the war film Midway (2019). Skrein made his directorial debut with the short film Little River Run (2020), which he released on his Instagram.