Peter Bakare is multi-talented – he studied animation at Sheffield Hallam University through which he became involved in scriptwriting.
He has written for Channel 4 drama Skins and he has also acted and performed stand-up comedy.
It was in Sheffield where Bakare, a former basketball player, was introduced to volleyball, making his senior international debut for Britain in 2010.
Team GB medal hopes - Day 8
GB men's volleyball team beaten by Italy
Loss leaves GB on the brink