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David Oyelowo

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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo

1976-04-01

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Male

Biography

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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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

2006-09-01
A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.

2005-09-02
A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the family? Perhaps a liquor store? While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.

2008-02-25
Rage

Rage

A schoolboy uses his cellphone camera to shoot intimate interviews with people working at a New York fashion house and secretly posts them on the internet. Result: a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis, during a week in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation, and denial leads to devastation.

2009-09-24
Small Island

Small Island

In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified teacher, makes a marriage of convenience to Gilbert Joseph, paying for his passage to England on condition he sends for her.

2010-04-18
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

2011-08-04
Gatchaman

Gatchaman

A group of teenagers are recruited to form a bird theme superhero ninja team to fight the menace of Galactor.

2012-01-01
The Help

The Help

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

2011-08-10
As You Like It

As You Like It

Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden - set in 19th-century Japan.

2006-01-01
Dog Eat Dog

Dog Eat Dog

A group of twenty-somethings, one of whom is a single father with a precious daughter, have been unsuccessfully in getting into a certain club so they can have a chance to DJ in their and start a career out of it. A series of events has lumbered them with a dog napping scheme gone badly wrong, ending up with them currently owning a particular pooch belonging to a dog-loving local drug dealer.

2001-12-07
The Paperboy

The Paperboy

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

2012-10-05
Red Tails

Red Tails

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

2012-01-20
Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere

'Middle of Nowhere' follows a woman named Ruby who lost her husband to incarceration and lost herself in the process.

2012-10-12
Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.

2012-12-21
96 Minutes

96 Minutes

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.

2011-10-14
Rahab

Rahab

A slave, a spy, a city under siege and a choice to be made that will change their world forever.

2012-05-04
The Butler

The Butler

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

2013-08-16
Nightingale

Nightingale

A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend's impending visit.

2015-05-29
Selma

Selma

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

2014-12-25
Shoot the Messenger

Shoot the Messenger

Shoot the Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.

2006-04-26
Default

Default

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles.

2014-10-17
Interstellar

Interstellar

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

2014-11-05
A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

2014-12-31
Who Do You Love

Who Do You Love

Who Do You Love is the life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records in Chicago, IL, the label that helped popularize blues music during the 1950s and ’60s.

2010-04-09
Americanah

Americanah

Two Nigerian teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze, fall in love at a young age but get separated when Ifemelu goes to America for school and Obinze, in a post 9/11 world, gets stuck in London.

Captive

Captive

Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

2015-09-18
Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

2016-09-23
Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

The life story of boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson.

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

2017-02-10
Nina

Nina

The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.

2016-04-22
Tomorrow La Scala!

Tomorrow La Scala!

Members of a British opera troupe mount a production of "Sweeney Todd" within a maximum-security prison.

2002-12-10
Born Equal

Born Equal

Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.

2006-12-04
Gringo

Gringo

An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.

2018-03-09
Complicit

Complicit

An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?

2013-02-16
Five Nights in Maine

Five Nights in Maine

A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

2016-08-05
The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox

Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

2018-02-04
Derailed

Derailed

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.

2005-11-11
Sweet Nothing in My Ear

Sweet Nothing in My Ear

Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant.

2008-04-20
Lincoln

Lincoln

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

2012-11-16
9 Kisses

9 Kisses

2014's best actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters.

2014-12-11
The Passion

The Passion

Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.

2008-03-16
Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal

Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal

The Ghost crew and their allies face Darth Vader for the first time and Ahsoka Tano discovers the true identity of Darth Vader.

2015-04-18
Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow

Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow

Ezra, having grown in power, leads a mission to break the crew's old friend Hondo Ohnaka out of prison. Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Thrawn -- a master Imperial strategist -- has vowed to dismantle and destroy the growing rebellion.

2016-09-24
The Best Man

The Best Man

When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior to the nuptials, Olly is drawn to a woman whom he thinks is the bride's sister -- only she turns out to be the bride, Sarah. Can Murray, who dislikes James, help get Sarah and Olly together?

2005-07-09
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away… Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Five years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the reigning evil Empire continues to tighten its grip of power and fear throughout the cosmos. But even amidst the tyranny and oppression of these dark days, a glimmer of light emerges. Meet the ragtag crew of the starship Ghost: Twi’lek pilot Hera, street-smart pickpocket Ezra, team leader Kanan, alien enforcer Zeb, explosives expert Sabine, and Chopper, the cantankerous Droid. Together, they embark on action-packed adventures, battle ruthless villains, and ignite the very first Spark Of Rebellion against a surging tide of Stormtroopers, TIE fighters and the mysterious Inquisitor.

2014-10-03
Chaos Walking

Chaos Walking

In Prentisstown, Todd has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions.

2019-03-01
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

After using the Roar of the Elders in anger, Kion unwittingly summons the Pride Lands' greatest villain, Scar.

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.

2018-12-31
August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People

August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People

Documentary film on events that happened on August 28th in African-American history, shown at the Smithsonian African-American History Museum.

2017-08-26