David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

  • Born on
    • April 1st, 1976
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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Acting (49 Credits)

2021Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway as Nigel Basil-Jones
2021Chaos Walking as Aaron
2020Come Away as Jack
2020The Midnight Sky as Adewole
2020The Water Man as Amos
2019Don't Let Go as Detective Jack Radcliff
2019Don't Let Go as Detective Jack Radcliff
2019Don't Let Go as Detective Jack Radcliff
2019The Tiger Who Came to Tea as The Tiger (voice)
2018Gringo as Harold Soyinka
2018The Cloverfield Paradox as Kiel
2018A Wrinkle in Time as The It (voice)
2018Les Misérables (2018) as Javert
2016A United Kingdom as Seretse Khama
2016Queen of Katwe as Robert Katende
2016Nina as Clifton Henderson
2016Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow as Agent Kallus (voice)
2015Five Nights in Maine as Sherwin
2015Captive as Brian Nichols
2015Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal as Agent Kallus (voice)
2014Selma as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2014Nightingale as Peter Snowden
2014A Most Violent Year as D.A. Lawrence
2014Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion as Agent Kallus (voice)
20149 Kisses as Arm Wrestling Man #1
2014Interstellar as Principal
2014Star Wars Rebels as Agent Kallus (voice)
2013Complicit as Edward Ekubo
2013Lee Daniels' The Butler as Louis Gaines
2012Middle of Nowhere as Brian
2012Red Tails as Joe 'Lightning' Little
2012Jack Reacher as Emerson
2012The Paperboy as Yardley Acheman
2012Lincoln as Corporal Ira Clark
201196 Minutes as Duane
2011Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Steven Jacobs
2011The Help as Preacher Green
2009Rage as Homer
2009Small Island as Gilbert
2008A Raisin in the Sun as Joseph Asagai
2008Sweet Nothing in My Ear as Leonard Grisham
2007Five Days
2006Shoot the Messenger
2006The Last King of Scotland as Dr. Thomas Junju
2006Born Equal as Yemi
2006As You Like It as Orlando De Boys
2005A Sound of Thunder as Payne
2005Derailed as Patrol Officer
2005Unhitched as Graham

Director (1 Credits)



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