Lucian Msamati is a British actor best known for his role as JLB Matekoni in the television drama series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, from 2008-2009.
In film, his appearances include Coffin, Legend of the Sky Kingdom, Dr Juju, and Raoul Peck's award-winning film Lumumba.
His television work in the UK includes Spooks, Just Like Ronaldinho, Ultimate Force, Too Close For Comfort, The Knock and Heads And Tales.
Born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe by Tanzanian parents, Msamati started his career in the theatre and was founder member and artistic director of Zimbabwe's acclaimed Over The Edge Theatre Company.
In the UK he played the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Pericles. He also appeared in The Overwhelming, President Of An Empty Room and Mourning Becomes Electra at the National Theatre.
At the Tricycle Theatre he appeared in Walk Hard; Fabulation and Gem Of The Ocean.