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Chiwetel Ejiofor

1977-07-10 Forest Gate, London, UK

Image of Chiwetel Ejiofor


Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977 in Forest Gate, London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but had to leave after a year after receiving the roll of Ens, in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad". For his first leading film role in Dirty Pretty Things, he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. He has portrayed Othello in numerous stage productions including Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Donmar Warehouse. He made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote. He soon became well known after moving on to bigger roles in "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2012).


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Baron Karl Mordo 2022-05-04
Regard Noir Himself 2021-03-21
Infinite Bathurst 2020 2021-09-09
Locked Down Paxton 2021-02-25
Day Zero Narrator 2020-10-14
The Old Guard Copley 2020-07-10
The Lion King Scar (voice) 2019-07-12
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Trywell Kamkwamba 2019-03-01
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Conall 2019-10-16
The Elephant Queen Narrator 2019-10-18
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts 2019-06-02
Come Sunday Carlton Pearson 2018-01-21
Sherlock Gnomes Watson (Voice) 2018-03-15
Mary Magdalene Peter 2018-03-15
Doctor Strange: Strange Company Himself 2017-02-28
Red Nose Day Actually Peter 2017-03-24
The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian' Self 2016-06-07
Ares III: Refocused Vincent Kapoor 2016-01-12
Doctor Strange Baron Karl Mordo 2016-10-25
Triple 9 Michael Atwood 2016-02-19
Secret in Their Eyes Ray 2015-10-14
The Martian Vincent Kapoor 2015-09-30
National Theatre Live: Everyman Everyman 2015-07-16
Z for Zachariah John Loomis 2015-08-13
Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Half of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo 2013-09-08
Savannah Christmas Moultrie 2013-04-25
Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor 2013-03-24
The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013-11-25
12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup 2013-10-18
2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic Himself 2010-03-02
Salt Darryl Peabody 2010-07-21
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective Self 2010-03-02
Endgame President Thabo Mbeki 2009-01-18
2012 Adrian Helmsley 2009-10-10
This Is My Africa Himself 2008-04-01
Redbelt Mike Terry 2008-04-07
Talk to Me Dewey Hughes 2007-07-13
American Gangster Huey Lucas 2007-11-02
Partition: The Day India Burned narrator 2007-01-01
Inside Man Detective Bill Mitchell 2006-03-17
Children of Men Luke 2006-09-19
Slow Burn Ty Trippin 2005-09-12
Four Brothers Victor Sweet 2005-08-11
Kinky Boots Lola 2005-08-30
Serenity The Operative 2005-09-03
Red Dust Alex Mpondo 2004-01-01
Melinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong 2004-10-29
She Hate Me Frank Wills 2004-07-30
Love Actually Peter 2003-09-07
Three Blind Mice Mark Hayward 2003-10-08
Twelfth Night, or What You Will Orsino 2003-05-05
Dirty Pretty Things Okwe 2002-09-05
It Was an Accident Nicky Burkett 2000-10-27
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Rix 1999-10-01
Amistad Ens. James Covey 1997-12-10
Deadly Voyage Ebow 1996-06-14
Tonight at Noon Lee
The Old Guard 2 Copley
The Pod Generation Alvy
Fela Fela Kuti