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David Oyelowo

1976-04-01 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

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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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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Nigel Basil-Jones 2021-03-25
Chaos Walking Aaron 2021-02-24
Come Away Jack 2020-11-12
The Midnight Sky Adewole 2020-12-10
The Water Man Amos Boone 2020-09-13
The Tiger Who Came to Tea The Tiger (voice) 2019-12-24
Don't Let Go Detective Jack Radcliff 2019-08-30
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Scar (voice) 2018-01-09
A Wrinkle in Time The It (voice) 2018-03-08
Gringo Harold Soyinka 2018-03-08
The Cloverfield Paradox Kiel 2018-02-04
August 28: A Day in the Life of a People 2017-08-26
Five Nights in Maine Sherwin 2016-08-05
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Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow Agent Kallus (voice) 2016-07-16
Queen of Katwe Robert Katende 2016-09-23
A United Kingdom Seretse Khama 2016-11-25
Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Agent Kallus (voice) 2015-04-18
Captive Brian Nichols 2015-09-17
Nightingale Peter Snowden 2014-06-17
A Most Violent Year D.A. Lawrence 2014-12-31
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Agent Kallus (voice) 2014-10-03
9 Kisses Arm Wrestling Man #1 2014-12-11
Interstellar Principal 2014-11-05
Default Atlas 2014-10-17
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Middle of Nowhere Brian 2012-10-12
Jack Reacher Emerson 2012-12-20
96 Minutes Duane 2011-10-14
The Help Preacher Green 2011-08-09
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Steven Jacobs 2011-08-03
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Sweet Nothing in My Ear Leonard Grisham 2008-04-20
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A Raisin in the Sun Joseph Asagai 2008-02-25
The Last King of Scotland Dr. Thomas Junju 2006-01-12
Born Equal Yemi 2006-12-04
As You Like It Orlando De Boys 2006-09-01
Shoot the Messenger 2006-04-26
A Sound of Thunder Payne 2005-05-15
Derailed Patrol Officer 2005-11-11
The Best Man Graham 2005-07-09
Tomorrow La Scala! 2002-12-10
Dog Eat Dog CJ 2001-12-07
Sweet Thunder Sugar Ray Robinson
See How They Run Mervyn Cocker-Norris
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