Raphael Coleman Bio, Wiki
Raphael Coleman was a British actor, best known for his role as Eric Brown in Nanny McPhee. He died in February 2020 at the age of 25.
Raphael Coleman Age
Raphael Coleman was born on September 30th, 1994 and died on February 6th, 2020 aged 25.
Raphael Coleman Acting Career
Raphael first came to fame back in 2005, starring in Nanny McPhee alongside Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Angela Lansbury. He went on to star in It’s Alive, in 2009, as well as The Fourth Kind and Edward’s Turmoil, and won best young actor at the British Independent Film Festival in 2010.
Raphael later turned his back on acting and turned to his studies, with his step-dad confirming he became a biologist and travelled around the world for work.
Raphael Coleman Activism
Carsten Jensen, Raphael’s step-father explained he spent a year in a jungle in Costa Rica, and six months in Indonesia, before joining Extinction Rebellion. The rebellion is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
Carsten said Raphael ran Extinction Rebellion’s social media accounts, praising him for his work with the group.
‘Raph was one of the first and most active members. Under the name Iggy Fox, he controlled the group’s use of social media, spoke at demonstrations, and was arrested again and again,’ he continued. ‘By April 2019, he should have been in court accused of painting the Brazilian Embassy with red when the amazon jungle was standing in flames. He didn’t want a lawyer, but he wrote himself on his defense court when he died. ‘When I think of Raph, I see something that will never die, a blunt of eternity, a light beam that lives forever in young people. ‘We believe that it is us, the older generations who have something to give the young people. We believe that we are the ones who pass the baton of life to them. But I think it’s the other way around.
Raphael Coleman Death & Cause
Raphael Coleman died on February 6th, 2020 at the age of 25. In a lengthy post on the social media site, his stepdad, Carsten Jensen said he ‘collapsed without prior health problems’.
‘I guess there’s nothing that makes you see death as unfair and meaningless as when a young person dies,’ he began. ‘It’s life itself that’s sabotaged. It just happened to my wife, Liz, whose youngest son, Raph of only 25, died last Friday. ‘He collapsed without prior health problems in the middle of a trip and could not be restored. I got to know Raph when he was six years old, and we were so close.’
His mother Liz Jensen announced the tragic passing of his death on twitter shared an article that he wrote for the campaign group, entitled “This is why I rebel”, she wrote: “Rest in peace my beloved son Raphael Coleman, aka Iggy Fox.
“He died doing what he loved, working for the noblest cause of all.
#ExtinctionRebellion’s October Uprising, Trafalgar Square. RIP Iggy Fox, aka Raphael Coleman. He knew that we are all already in Heaven, right here on Earth. pic.twitter.com/V2cgJLneyH
— Liz Jensen (@LizJensenWriter) February 8, 2020