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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:
Movie Chaos Walking 2021-03-03
Latest Project:
In the movie Dog Eat Dog 2001-12-07
Known For
Movie Chaos Walking Aaron
Movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Nigel Basil-Jones
Movie The Midnight Sky Adewole
Movie Come Away Jack
Movie The Water Man Amos
Movie The Tiger Who Came To Tea The Tiger (voice)
Movie Don't Let Go Detective Jack Radcliff
Movie A Wrinkle in Time The It (voice)
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel
Movie Gringo Harold Soyinka
Series Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' Himself
Series Les Misérables Javert
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People
Movie A United Kingdom Seretse Khama
Movie Queen of Katwe Robert Katende
Movie Five Nights in Maine Sherwin
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice)
Movie Nina Clifton Henderson
Movie Captive Brian Nichols
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice)
Movie Default
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice)
Series Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (voice)
Movie Nightingale Peter Snowden
Movie Interstellar Principal
Movie 9 Kisses Arm Wrestling Man #1
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Movie A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence
Movie The Butler Louis Gaines
Movie Complicit Edward Ekubo
Movie Jack Reacher Emerson
Movie Lincoln Corporal Ira Clark
Movie Middle of Nowhere Brian
Movie The Paperboy Yardley Acheman
Movie Red Tails Joe 'Lightning' Little
Movie 96 Minutes Duane
Movie The Help Preacher Green
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs
Series Blood And Oil Keme Tobodo
Series Small Island Gilbert
Movie Rage Homer
Movie Who Do You Love Muddy Waters
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham
Series The Passion Joseph of Arimathea
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai
Series Five Days
Movie Born Equal Yemi
Movie Shoot the Messenger
Movie The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju
Movie As You Like It Orlando De Boys
Movie Derailed Patrol Officer
Movie The Best Man Graham
Movie A Sound of Thunder Payne
Movie Tomorrow La Scala!
Movie Dog Eat Dog CJ