David Harewood

David Harewood

Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Lowest Rated: 10% Tulip Fever (2017)

Birthday: Dec 8, 1965

Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK

A gifted theatrical and screen actor, David Harewood graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became a West End sensation for his controversial turn in the play "Entertaining Mr. Sloane." Simultaneously praised and pilloried as a rising black English actor, Harewood overcame considerable personal demons to build an impressive career, notching roles on such TV projects as "Always and Everyone" (ITV, 1999-2002), "The Vice" (ITV, 1999-2003), "Fat Friends" (ITV, 2000-05) and "The Palace" (ITV, 2008). Scoring stage triumphs as Shakespeare's "Othello" and Martin Luther King, Jr. in "The Mountaintop," he was equally impressive in "The Merchant of Venice" (2004), "Blood Diamond" (2006) and "Mrs Mandela" (BBC, 2010). Chafing at the lack of substantial roles for non-Caucasian actors in the U.K., Harewood achieved even greater notice when he landed the juicy supporting part of David Estes, the hard-edged director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center whose allegiance to unpredictable agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) constantly shifted on the international smash "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- ). Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to drama and reminding many of Hollywood's Golden Age-era leading men, David Harewood was recognized as one of the most versatile actors working on either side of the pond.

Highest rated movies

Free in Deed
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Separate Lies
The Merchant of Venice
MI-5
Blood Diamond
The Brothers Grimsby
Victim

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
10% 43% Tulip Fever Mr. Prater (Character) $2.4M 2017
36% 41% The Brothers Grimsby Black Gareth (Character) $6.9M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Grimsby With Hilarious Outtakes Unknown (Character) - 2016
100% 75% Free in Deed Abe Wilkins (Character) - 2015
63% 49% MI-5 Warrender (Character) - 2015
100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon (Character) - 2014
25% 34% Third Person Jake Long (Character) $1.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 9.79 Narrator - 2012
27% 12% The Man Inside Eugene Murdoch (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 26% The Hot Potato Harrison (Character) - 2011
33% 24% Victim Mr. Ansah (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Mandela Theunis Swanepoel (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 55% The Shadow in the North Nicholas Bedwell (Character) - 2007
63% 90% Blood Diamond Capt. Poison (Character) $57.4M 2006
71% 47% Separate Lies Inspector Marshall (Character) $923.3K 2005
80% 82% Strings Erito (Voice) - 2004
71% 72% The Merchant of Venice Prince of Morocco (Character) $3.8M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now Moses (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bermuda Grace Trevor Watkins (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 27% The Hawk Sergeant Streete (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Prince Jean-Baptiste (Character) - 1991

TV

Credit
88% 46% Supergirl Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz (Character),
Director
2015-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure Island Billy Bones (Character) 2012 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earth's Tropical Islands Narrator 2020
89% 64% The Flash Hank Henshaw (Guest Star) 2017
100% 100% Madiba Walter Sisulu (Character) 2017
91% 89% The Night Manager Joel Steadman (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2015
59% 77% Selfie Sam Saperstein (Character) 2014
85% 86% Homeland David Estes (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Story Narrator 2012
85% 79% Strike Back Unknown (Character) 2010
90% 67% Doctor Who Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 82% Robin Hood Tuck (Character) 2007 2009
No Score Yet 100% Criminal Justice Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vice Unknown (Character) 1999-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game On Unknown (Character) 1995