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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 Sweet Thunder
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled Saoirse Ronan Murder Mystery 2022
Known For
Poster of Don't Let Go
Poster of Earth's Great Rivers
Poster of Jack Reacher
Poster of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Movie Solitary 2022
Movie Untitled Saoirse Ronan Murder Mystery 2022
Series Maisie Raine Unknown 2022
Movie Sweet Thunder Sugar Ray Robinson 2022
Movie Chaos Walking Aaron 2021-02-24
Movie The Water Man Amos 2021-05-07
Movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Nigel Basil-Jones 2021-03-25
Movie Come Away Jack 2020-11-12
Movie The Midnight Sky Adewole 2020-12-10
Series Earth's Great Rivers Narrator (voice) 2019-01-01
Movie The Tiger Who Came To Tea The Tiger (voice) 2019-12-08
Movie The Lion Guard: Battle for the Pride Lands Scar (voice) 2019-08-03
Series Tamron Hall Self - Guest 2019-09-09
Movie Don't Let Go Detective Jack Radcliff 2019-08-30
Movie The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Scar (voice) 2018-01-09
Movie The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel 2018-02-04
Series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Himself 2018-02-18
Series Les Misérables Javert 2018-12-30
Movie A Wrinkle in Time The It (voice) 2018-03-08
Movie Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018-03-08
Series Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' Himself 2018-10-13
Movie August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017-08-26
Movie Nina Clifton Henderson 2016-04-22
Series The Lion Guard Scar 2016-01-15
Movie Five Nights in Maine Sherwin 2016-08-05
Movie Queen of Katwe Robert Katende 2016-09-23
Movie A United Kingdom Seretse Khama 2016-11-25
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice) 2016-07-16
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice) 2015-04-18
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Captive Brian Nichols 2015-09-17
Movie Nightingale Peter Snowden 2014-06-17
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Himself 2014-02-06
Movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-03
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014-02-17
Series Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-13
Movie A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence 2014-12-30
Movie 9 Kisses Arm Wrestling Man #1 2014-12-11
Movie Interstellar Principal 2014-11-05
Movie Default Atlas 2014-10-17
Movie Selma Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014-12-25
Movie The Butler Louis Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Complicit Edward Ekubo 2013-02-16
Movie Rahab Cen 2012-05-04
Movie Red Tails Joe 'Lightning' Little 2012-01-19
Movie The Paperboy Yardley Acheman 2012-09-14
Movie Lincoln Corporal Ira Clark 2012-11-09
Movie Jack Reacher Emerson 2012-12-20
Movie Middle of Nowhere Brian 2012-10-12
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs 2011-08-03
Movie 96 Minutes Duane 2011-10-14
Movie The Help Preacher Green 2011-08-09
Series Blood And Oil Keme Tobodo 2010-03-29
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown 2009-03-15
Movie Rage Homer 2009-09-24
Series Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown 2009-08-17
Series Small Island Gilbert 2009-12-06
Movie A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai 2008-02-25
Movie Who Do You Love Muddy Waters 2008-09-11
Movie Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham 2008-04-20
Series The Passion Joseph of Arimathea 2008-03-16
Series Five Days 2007-01-23
Movie The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju 2006-01-12
Movie As You Like It Orlando De Boys 2006-01-01
Movie Shoot the Messenger 2006-04-26
Series Mayo Unknown 2006-03-12
Movie Born Equal Yemi 2006-12-04
Movie The Best Man Graham 2005-07-09
Movie Derailed Patrol Officer 2005-11-11
Movie A Sound of Thunder Payne 2005-05-15
Series Spooks Danny Hunter 2002-05-13
Movie Tomorrow La Scala! 2002-12-10
Movie Dog Eat Dog CJ 2001-12-07
Series The View Himself 1997-08-11
Series As Time Goes By Patrick 1992-01-12