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David Oyelowo

 As a child, lived for seven years in Nigeria, where his parents were born and his family descended from royalty. Was a member of London's National Youth Music Theatre, which is where he met his wife. Played King Henry VI in a 2001 Royal Shakespeare Company trilogy of the Bard's plays, and was the first black actor to portray an English king in an RSC production. For his role in the British spy drama Spooks, he met with British-intelligence officers. Co-wrote a 2006 romantic comedy-drama for the BBC called Graham and Alice, about two London loners who decide to rob a betting shop. Fulfilled a bucket-list wish by working with Steven Spielberg on 2012's Lincoln. As part of the training for his role as a WWII Tuskegee Airman in 2012's Red Tails, he got to fly in vintage P-51 Mustangs. Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year Honours.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet God Particle
  • Actor
2017
89% A United Kingdom
  • Seretse Khama
  • Producer
2017
92% Queen of Katwe
  • Robert Katende
2016
26% Five Nights in Maine
  • Producer
  • Sherwin
2016
3% Nina
  • Clifton Henderson
  • Executive Producer
2016
26% Captive
  • Producer
  • Brian Nichols
2015
89% A Most Violent Year
  • Lawrence
2015
99% Selma
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
2015
80% Nightingale
  • Executive Producer
  • Peter Snowden
2015
71% Interstellar
  • School Principal
2014
43% Default
  • Actor
2014
71% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Louis Gaines
2013
No Score Yet Complicit
  • Actor
2013
62% Jack Reacher
  • Emerson
2012
90% Lincoln
  • Corporal Ira Clark
2012
87% Middle of Nowhere
  • Brian
2012
43% The Paperboy
  • Yardley Acheman
2012
47% 96 Minutes
  • Duane
2012
41% Red Tails
  • Joe "Lightning" Little
2012
75% The Help
  • Preacher Green
2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Steven Jacobs
2011
17% Rage
  • Homer
2009
No Score Yet Small Island
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Sweet Nothing in My Ear
  • Leonard Grisham
2008
83% A Raisin in the Sun
  • Joseph Asagai
2008
No Score Yet Five Days
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Born Equal
  • Actor
2006
87% The Last King of Scotland
  • Dr. Junju
2006
36% As You Like It
  • Orlando de Boys
2006
No Score Yet American Blend
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Shoot the Messenger
  • Joe Pascale
2006
20% Derailed
  • Patrol Officer
2005
6% A Sound of Thunder
  • Tech Officer Payne
2005
No Score Yet Tomorrow La Scala!
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Danny Hunter
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Gilbert Joseph
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Edward Weldon
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
100% Star Wars Rebels
2014
  • Voice
  • Actor

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