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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 See How They Run 2023
Known For
Poster of Captive
Poster of A Most Violent Year
Poster of The Help
Movie Sweet Thunder Sugar Ray Robinson 2023
Movie See How They Run Mervyn Cocker-Norris 2023
Movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Nigel Basil-Jones 2021-03-25
Movie Chaos Walking Aaron 2021-02-24
Series Home Movie: The Princess Bride Prince Humperdinck 2020-06-29
Movie The Midnight Sky Adewole 2020-12-10
Movie The Water Man Amos Boone 2020-09-13
Movie Don't Let Go Detective Jack Radcliff 2019-08-30
Movie The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger (voice) 2019-12-24
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel 2018-02-04
Movie A Wrinkle in Time The It (voice) 2018-03-08
Series Les Misérables Javert 2018-12-30
Movie Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018-03-08
Series Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' Self 2018-10-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017-08-26
Movie Nina Clifton Henderson 2016-04-22
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice) 2016-07-16
Movie A United Kingdom Seretse Khama 2016-11-25
Movie Five Nights in Maine Sherwin 2016-08-05
Movie Queen of Katwe Robert Katende 2016-09-23
Movie Captive Brian Nichols 2015-09-17
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-03
Movie Nightingale Peter Snowden 2014-06-17
Series Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-13
Movie 9 Kisses Arm Wrestling Man #1 2014-12-11
Movie A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence 2014-12-31
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014-12-25
Movie Interstellar Principal 2014-11-05
Movie Default Atlas 2014-10-17
Movie Complicit Edward Ekubo 2013-02-16
Movie The Butler Louis Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Red Tails Joe 'Lightning' Little 2012-01-19
Movie Jack Reacher Emerson 2012-12-20
Movie Rahab Cen 2012-05-04
Movie The Paperboy Yardley Acheman 2012-09-14
Movie Lincoln Corporal Ira Clark 2012-11-09
Movie Middle of Nowhere Brian 2012-10-12
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs 2011-08-03
Movie The Help Preacher Green 2011-08-09
Movie 96 Minutes Duane 2011-10-14
Series Blood And Oil Keme Tobodo 2010-03-29
Series Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown 2009-08-17
Movie Rage Homer 2009-09-24
Series Small Island Gilbert 2009-12-06
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 Matt Wellings 2007-01-23
Movie The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju 2006-01-12
Series Mayo Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie Shoot the Messenger 2006-04-26
Movie Born Equal Yemi 2006-12-04
Movie As You Like It Orlando De Boys 2006-09-01
Movie A Sound of Thunder Payne 2005-05-15
Movie Derailed Patrol Officer 2005-11-11
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
Series As Time Goes By Unknown 1992-01-12