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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 In Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dog Eat Dog 2001-12-07
Latest Project:
Movie Chaos Walking 2019-03-01
Known For
Movie Chaos Walking Aaron 2019-03-01
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel 2018-02-04
Movie Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018-03-09
Movie Nina Clifton Henderson 2016-04-22
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice) 2016-07-16
Movie Queen of Katwe Robert Katende 2016-09-23
Movie Five Nights in Maine Sherwin 2016-08-05
Movie A United Kingdom Seretse Khama 2016-11-25
Movie Nightingale Peter Snowden 2015-05-29
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Captive Brian Nichols 2015-09-17
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-03
Movie Interstellar Principal 2014-11-05
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 2014-12-30
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014-12-25
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 Gatchaman 2012-01-01
Movie The Paperboy Yardley Acheman 2012-09-14
Movie Jack Reacher Emerson 2012-12-20
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
Movie Rage Homer 2009-09-24
Series Small Island 2009-12-06
Movie Small Island Gilbert 2009-12-06
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai 2008-02-25
Series The Passion 2008-03-16
Movie The Passion Joseph of Arimathea 2008-03-16
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham 2008-04-20
Series Five Days 2007-10-02
Movie As You Like It Orlando De Boys 2006-01-01
Movie Shoot the Messenger 2006-08-30
Movie The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju 2006-09-01
Movie Born Equal Yemi 2006-12-04
Movie A Sound of Thunder Payne 2005-05-15
Movie The Best Man Graham 2005-07-09
Movie Derailed Patrol Officer 2005-11-11
Movie Tomorrow La Scala! 2002-12-10
Movie Dog Eat Dog CJ 2001-12-07