David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

  • Birthday: 1976-04-01
  • Place of birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • Also know as: David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo

Biography

David Oyelowo (born April 1, 1976) is an English actor, director and producer. 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.

Filmography

The Last King of Scotland

2006

As Dr. Thomas Junju

A Sound of Thunder

2005

As Marcus Payne

A Raisin in the Sun

2008

As Joseph Asagai

Rage

2009

As Homer

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2011

As Steven Jacobs

The Help

2011

As Preacher Green

As You Like It

2006

As Orlando De Boys

Dog Eat Dog

2001

As CJ

The Paperboy

2012

As Yardley Acheman

Red Tails

2012

As Joe 'Lightning' Little

Middle of Nowhere

2012

As Brian

Jack Reacher

2012

As Det. Emerson

96 Minutes

2011

As Duane

Rahab

2012

As Cen

The Butler

2013

As Louis Gaines

Nightingale

2014

As Peter Snowden

Shoot the Messenger

2006

As Joseph Pascale

Default

2014

As Atlas

Interstellar

2014

As School Principal

A Most Violent Year

2014

As D.A. Lawrence

Who Do You Love

2008

As Muddy Waters

Captive

2015

As Brian Nichols

Queen of Katwe

2016

As Robert Katende

Sweet Thunder

0000

As Sugar Ray Robinson

A United Kingdom

2016

As Seretse Khama

Nina

2016

As Clifton Henderson

Tomorrow La Scala!

2002

As Charlie

Born Equal

2006

As Yemi

Gringo

2018

As Harold Soyinka

Complicit

2013

As Edward Ekubo

Five Nights in Maine

2016

As Sherwin

Derailed

2005

As Patrol Officer

Sweet Nothing in My Ear

2008

As Leonard Grisham

Lincoln

2012

As Corporal Ira Clark

9 Kisses

2014

As Arm Wrestling Man #1

Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal

2015

As Agent Kallus (voice)

The Best Man

2005

As Graham

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

2014

As Agent Kallus (voice)

Chaos Walking

2021

As Aaron

A Wrinkle in Time

2018

As The It (voice)

Don't Let Go

2019

As Detective Jack Radcliff

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

2021

As Nigel Basil-Jones

The Midnight Sky

2020

As Adewole

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

2022

As The Tiger (voice)

Selma

2014

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Water Man

2020

As Amos Boone

See How They Run

2022

As Mervyn Cocker-Norris

Solitary

0000

As Chris Newborn

The Bastard King

2020

As The Bastard King / Narrator

Come Away

2020

As Jack Littleton

Role Play

2023

As Dave

The Book of Clarence

2024

As John the Baptist

The After

2024

As Dayo

Becoming King

2024

As Self

Production

Big Guy

2009

As Director

The Water Man

2020

As Producer

Captive

2015

As Producer

A United Kingdom

2016

As Producer

13th

2016

As Thanks

Nightingale

2014

As Executive Producer

Don't Let Go

2019

As Executive Producer

Five Nights in Maine

2016

As Producer

Don't Let Go

2019

As Producer

The Water Man

2020

As Director

Night of the Kings

2021

As Executive Producer

Ferguson Rises

2021

As Producer

5150

2021

As Executive Producer

Come Away

2020

As Producer

The After

2024

As Producer

Becoming King

2024

As Producer

American Solitaire

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As Producer

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