David Oyelowo


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DAVID OYELOWO graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, having received the “Scholorship for Excellence” from Nicholas Hytner, in 1998. Oylowo has had a busy 2012 with several highly-anticipated feature films this year. First up was George Lucas produced Red Tails, which tells the story of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen. In addition, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis, as well as Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise and Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy opposite Nicole Kidman. He just wrapped The Butler, starring with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey for Lee Daniels.

He was seen on the big screen in last summer’s blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as well as the critically lauded The Help. He also starred in The Last King of Scotland, opposite Forest Whitaker and James MacAvoy, Who Do You Love playing the iconic Muddy Waters, A Sound of Thunder for Warner Bros, Derailed for Miramax and the acclaimed BBC2 film Shoot the Messenger.

Beyond theater, Oyelowo starred in the BAFTA award-winning series Spooks/MI5. Additionally, he was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Small Island. He also starred in BBC1’s Born Equal opposite Colin Firth, ABC’s A Rain In the Sun, the Kenneth Brannagh directed As You Like It, the mini-series Five Days and the acclaimed adaptation The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency directed by the late Anthony Minghella.

In addition, Oleyowo became the first black actor to play and English king for the Royal Shakespeare Company in the title role of Henry VI. The role won him the Ian Charleson Award and an Evening Standard award nomination.