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David Oyelowo

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (pronounced "oh-yeh-lo-wo"), a classically trained stage actor, has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He was born in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents; his father, Stephen, worked for an airline company and his mother for the railway. Oyelowo graduated from the London Academy of Music and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Queen of Katwe (post-production)
Robert Katende
 2015/I Nina (completed)
Clifton Henderson
  A United Kingdom (filming)
Seretse Khama
 2014-2015 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series)
Agent Kallus
- Stealth Strike (2015) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- Wings of the Master (2015) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- Always Two There Are (2015) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
- The Lost Commanders (2015) ... Agent Kallus (voice)
 2015/II Captive
Brian Nichols
 2015 Five Nights in Maine
 2015 Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions (Video Game)
Agent Kallus (voice)
 2014/I Default
 2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
- Walking Dead Lobster (2014) ... Sebastian (voice)
 2013 206 (Short)
 2013 Complicit (TV Movie)
Edward Ekubo
 2011 Rahab (Short)
 2011 96 Minutes
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Teacher / Clarence
- Glenn and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (2011) ... Teacher (voice)
- Life Swap (2010) ... Clarence (voice)
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Edward Weldon
- Two Courts (2011) ... Judge Edward Weldon
 2010 Change in the Wind
Benjamin Mays (voice)
 2010 Blood and Oil (TV Movie)
Keme Tobodo
 2009 Small Island (TV Movie)
 2009/I Rage
 2008 The Passion (TV Mini-Series)
Joseph of Arimathea
 2007 Spooks Interactive (Video Game)
Danny Hunter
 2006 Born Equal (TV Movie)
 2006 The Last King of Scotland
Dr. Junju
 2006 Shoot the Messenger
Joseph Pascale
 2006 American Blend
 2005/I Derailed
Patrol Officer
 2005 The Best Man
 2005 A Sound of Thunder
 2002-2004 MI-5 (TV Series)
Danny Hunter
- Episode #3.10 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.9 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.8 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
- Episode #3.6 (2004) ... Danny Hunter (uncredited)
 2004 End of the Line (Short)
 2002 Tomorrow La Scala!
 2001/II Circles (Short)
 2001 Dog Eat Dog
 1998 Brothers and Sisters (TV Series)
Lester Peters
 1998 Maisie Raine (TV Series)
Sonny McDonald
- Food of Love (1998) ... Sonny McDonald
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Book 'Actors on Shakespeare, Henry VI Part 1' published July 2003. See more »

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1 Interview | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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It's fascinating to work with a company of actors of such different ages, experience and talents. I'm one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more 'naturalistic', whereas with some of the older generation it's more heightened. But I think there's room for both styles. See more »


He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, his course being paid for by the director Nicholas Hytner. See more »

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