Wednesday, April 25, 2012

David Oyelowo Taking Hollywood By Storm

David Oyelowo

     David Oyelowo is a british born Nigerian actor now taking hollywood by storm .David was born in 1976 and  began his stage career in 1999  after attending London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.He was offered a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing roles in Ben Jonson's Volpone, as the title character in Oroonoko.
   He made history in 2000 when he became the first black actor to portray an English monarch for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he played the title role in a production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III.
   David starred in the BAFTA award winning series "SPOOKS/MI:5" playing Danny Hunter.  He won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor and was also nominated for a BAFTA .


David on the set of Red tails

   David made his US debut in two HBO productions, the Kenneth Branagh directed "As You Like It" in August 2006 and as the lead in the mini-series "Five Days," for which he won the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance. In 2008, David starred in the acclaimed adaptation of the Alexander McCall Smith novel "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agencies" directed by the late Anthony Minghella.

   As a successful actor in his homeland of England, David Oyelowo's talent made it easy for him to break into America's film industry. His radiance in some of the UK's best plays and TV series helped him land roles in movies like Red Tails, Derailed, The Help and The Last King of Scotland. The award-winning thespian has even starred in a few indie films and will appear in several upcoming Hollywood hits, including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, One Shot alongside Tom Cruise and Paperboy, opposite Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey.

Cuba Gooding,David Oyelowo,Anthony Heminway

David,Spike lee, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding

David in Red tails

David is married to Jessica Oyelowo who is also an actress 

david and wife Jessica oyelowo at the premiere of box office hit The help

David,jessica and their kids

Filmography 

A sound of thunder
Derailed
As you Like it
The last King of scotland
chess
A raisin in the sun
 Rise of the planet of the apes
The help
selma
"96 minutes" to be in theatres April 27
Red Tails
Lincoln
   David was recently honoured at the PAN African film Festival which held in Los Angeles.

3 comments:

  1. good to know a brother is reppin naija in hollywood

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  2. Bruv! More grease to your elbow. Keep representing our country and your biological fatherland- Nigeria. Kudos!!!

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  3. I hate fact that in all his interviews he has deliberately removed the fact that he schooled in Lagos till his secondary school. Tokunbo Oyelowo pls let the world know u went to Lagos State Model College Ketu Epe. It was part of our formative years and the school did us well.

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