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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo was born in Oxford in 1976. His family originates from Nigeria. David studied Theatre Studies for A level and his teacher suggested he should become an actor. After A levels David enrolled for a year on an Art foundation course. In December 2000 David became the first black actor to play an English monarch for the RSC taking the title role in Henry VI. His performance won him the 'Ian Charleson' Award 2001 for best newcomer in a classical play.

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Apr 1, 1976
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sweet Thunder
Latest Project:
Movie Chaos Walking 2019-02-27
Known For
Poster of Blood And Oil
Poster of Small Island
Poster of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Movie Chaos Walking Aaron 2019-02-27
Movie Americanah 2019
Movie Sweet Thunder Sugar Ray Robinson 2019
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel 2018-02-04
Movie Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018-03-08
Movie A Wrinkle in Time The It (voice) 2018-03-08
Movie The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Scar 2017-07-29
Movie Untitled Nash Edgerton Project None 2017-04-01
Movie Queen of Katwe Robert Katende 2016-09-23
Movie A United Kingdom Seretse Khama 2016-11-25
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice) 2016-07-16
Movie Nina Clifton Henderson 2016-04-22
Movie Five Nights in Maine Sherwin 2016-08-05
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. 2015-01-09
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Nightingale Peter Snowden 2015-05-29
Movie Captive Brian Nichols 2015-09-18
Movie A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence 2014-12-30
Movie 9 Kisses Arm Wrestling Man #1 2014-12-11
Movie Interstellar Principal 2014-11-05
Movie Default 2014-10-17
Series Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-13
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-03
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014-12-25
Movie The Butler Louis Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Complicit Edward Ekubo 2013-02-16
Movie Red Tails Joe 'Lightning' Little 2012-01-19
Movie Rahab Cen 2012-05-04
Movie The Paperboy Yardley Acheman 2012-09-14
Movie Jack Reacher Emerson 2012-12-20
Movie Middle of Nowhere Brian 2012-01-20
Movie Lincoln Corporal Ira Clark 2012-11-09
Movie The Help Preacher Green 2011-08-09
Movie 96 Minutes Duane 2011-10-14
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs 2011-08-03
Series Blood And Oil 2010-03-29
Series Small Island Gilbert 2009-12-06
Movie Rage Homer 2009-09-24
Series Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown 2009-08-17
Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown 2009-03-15
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai 2008-02-25
Series The Passion Joseph of Arimathea 2008-03-16
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham 2008-04-20
Movie Who Do You Love Muddy Waters 2008-09-11
Series Five Days 2007-10-02
Movie The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju 2006-09-01
Movie Shoot the Messenger 2006-04-26
Series Mayo Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie As You Like It Orlando De Boys 2006-01-01
Movie Born Equal Yemi 2006-12-04
Movie Derailed Patrol Officer 2005-11-11
Movie A Sound of Thunder Payne 2005-09-02
Movie The Best Man Graham 2005-07-09
Movie Tomorrow La Scala! 2002-12-10
Series Spooks Danny Hunter 2002-05-13
Movie Dog Eat Dog CJ 2001-12-07