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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977 in Forest Gate, London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but had to leave after a year after receiving the roll of Ens, in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad". For his first leading film role in Dirty Pretty Things, he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. He has portrayed Othello in numerous stage productions including Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Donmar Warehouse. He made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote. He soon became well known after moving on to bigger roles in "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2012).

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Jul 10, 1977 In Forest Gate, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Fela
Latest Project:
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019-10-16
Known For
Poster of Triple 9
Poster of National Theatre Live: Everyman
Poster of It Was an Accident
Poster of Fela
Movie Fela Fela Kuti 2020
Movie Tonight at Noon Lee 2020
Movie The Lion King Scar (voice) 2019-07-12
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Conall 2019-10-16
Movie Come Sunday Carlton Pearson 2018-01-21
Movie Sherlock Gnomes Watson (Voice) 2018-03-23
Movie Mary Magdalene Peter 2018-03-15
Movie Red Nose Day Actually Peter 2017-05-25
Movie Come Sunday Carlton Pearson 2017-04-01
Movie Doctor Strange Baron Karl Mordo 2016-10-25
Movie Ares III: Refocused Vincent Kapoor 2016-01-12
Movie Triple 9 Michael Atwood 2016-02-19
Movie Secret in Their Eyes Ray 2015-10-14
Movie The Martian Venkat Kapoor 2015-10-02
Movie Z for Zachariah John Loomis 2015-08-13
Movie National Theatre Live: Everyman Everyman 2015-07-16
Series Dancing on the Edge Louis Lester 2013-02-04
Movie Half of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo 2013-09-08
Movie Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor 2013-03-24
Movie Savannah Christmas Moultrie 2013-04-25
Movie Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Movie 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup 2013-10-30
Series The Shadow Line Jonah Gabriel 2011-05-05
Movie Salt Darryl Peabody 2010-07-21
Movie 2012 Adrian Helmsley 2009-10-10
Movie Endgame President Thabo Mbeki 2009-01-18
Movie This Is My Africa Himself 2008-04-01
Movie Redbelt Mike Terry 2008-04-07
Movie American Gangster Huey Lucas 2007-11-02
Movie Talk to Me Dewey Hughes 2007-07-13
Movie Inside Man Detective Bill Mitchell 2006-03-24
Series Tsunami: The Aftermath Ian Carter 2006-01-01
Movie Children of Men Luke 2006-09-22
Movie Slow Burn Ty Trippin 2005-09-12
Movie Kinky Boots Lola 2005-08-30
Movie Four Brothers Victor Sweet 2005-08-11
Movie Serenity The Operative 2005-09-30
Movie Melinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong 2004-10-29
Movie She Hate Me Frank Wills 2004-07-30
Movie Red Dust Alex Mpondo 2004-01-01
Series Trust Ashley Carter 2003-01-09
Movie Love Actually Peter 2003-09-07
Movie Twelfth Night, or What You Will Orsino 2003-05-05
Movie Three Blind Mice Mark Hayward 2003-10-08
Series Canterbury Tales Paul 2003-09-11
Movie Dirty Pretty Things Okwe 2002-09-05
Movie It Was an Accident Nicky Burkett 2000-10-27
Movie G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Rix 1999-10-01
Movie Amistad Ens. James Covey 1997-12-03
Movie Deadly Voyage Ebow 1996-06-14
Series The Academy Awards Chiwetel Ejiofor 1953-03-18