Chiwetel Ejiofor - Rotten Tomatoes

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Highest Rated:   96% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Lowest Rated:   8% Savannah (2013)
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Birthplace:   Forest Gate, London, England
At 11, was involved in a car accident that killed his father and left a visible scar on Chiwetel's forehead. Acting experience started at the prestigious National Youth Theatre in London when he was a young teen; later attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a scholarship. First big-screen role was in Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997). Won a British Independent Film Award for best actor in Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things (2002). In 2008, won the best actor Laurence Olivier award for his performance in the Donmar Warehouse production of Othello, which costarred Ewan McGregor as Iago. Interviewed CIA agents in preparation of his role opposite Angelina Jolie in the 2010 spy thriller Salt. Appointed a CBE (a Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2015 Birthday Honours.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mary Magdalene
  • Peter
2018
No Score Yet Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes
  • Watson
2018
89% Doctor Strange
  • Baron Mordo
$232.7M 2016
53% Triple 9
  • Michael Atwood
2016
No Score Yet Marching Powder
  • Thomas McFadden
2016
39% Secret in Their Eyes
  • Ray
2015
92% The Martian
  • Venkat Kapoor
$202.4M 2015
80% Z For Zachariah
  • Loomis
$0.2M 2015
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Everyman
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Everyman Encore
  • Actor
2015
51% Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Odenigbo
$54.1k 2014
96% 12 Years a Slave
  • Solomon Northup
$50.7M 2013
8% Savannah
  • Christmas Moultrie
$26.2k 2013
50% Phil Spector
  • Mock Prosecutor
2013
62% Salt
  • Peabody
$118.4M 2010
No Score Yet Salt (Unrated)
  • Actor
2010
40% 2012
  • Adrian Helmsley
$166.2M 2009
71% Endgame
  • Thabo Mbeki
2009
67% Redbelt
  • Mike Terry
$2.3M 2008
80% American Gangster
  • Huey Lucas
$130.2M 2007
82% Talk to Me
  • Dewey Hughes
$4.5M 2007
12% Slow Burn
  • Trippin
$1.2M 2007
No Score Yet Tonight at Noon
  • Lee
2007
92% Children of Men
  • Luke
$35.1M 2006
No Score Yet Tsunami, The Aftermath
  • Ian Carter
2006
57% Kinky Boots
  • Lola
$1.7M 2006
87% Inside Man
  • Det. Bill Mitchell
$88.5M 2006
83% Serenity
  • The Operative
$25.4M 2005
52% Four Brothers
  • Victor Sweet
$74.5M 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Ellis
$3.8M 2005
19% She Hate Me
  • Frank Wills
$81.9k 2004
No Score Yet Red Dust
  • Alex Mpondo
2004
63% Love Actually
  • Peter
$59.4M 2003
No Score Yet Twelfth Night
  • Actor
2003
94% Dirty Pretty Things
  • Okwe
$8M 2003
No Score Yet 3 Blind Mice
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice
  • Mark Hayward
2003
No Score Yet Mind Games
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet It Was an Accident
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet G:MT Greenwich Mean Time
  • Rix
1999
75% Amistad
  • Covey
1997
No Score Yet This is My Africa
  • Actor
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
61% Dancing on the Edge
2013
  • Louis Lester
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Shadow Line
2011
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • President Thabo Mbeki
  • 2009

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