David Oyelowo

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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Interstellar (2014)

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The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

The adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Michael Caine

Lincoln (2012)

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The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Sally Field  •  David Strathairn  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Heike Makatsch  •  Armin Rohde  •  David Oyelowo  •  Wilfried Hochholdinger

When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Heike Makatsch  •  Armin Rohde  •  David Oyelowo  •  Wilfried Hochholdinger

Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

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Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  James McAvoy  •  Simon McBurney  •  Gillian Anderson

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  James McAvoy  •  Simon McBurney  •  Gillian Anderson

Red Tails (2012)

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hemingway
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  David Oyelowo  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Daniela Ruah

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hemingway
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  David Oyelowo  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Daniela Ruah

Selma (2014)

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"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Carmen Ejogo  •  André Holland

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

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Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wyatt
CAST:  Andy Serkis  •  Karin Konoval  •  Freida Pinto  •  James Franco

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wyatt
CAST:  Andy Serkis  •  Karin Konoval  •  Freida Pinto  •  James Franco

As You Like It (2006)

Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden - set in 19th-century Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Kevin Kline  •  Romola Garai  •  Adrian Lester

Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden - set in 19th-century Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Kevin Kline  •  Romola Garai  •  Adrian Lester

A Most Violent Year (2014)

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A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.C. Chandor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Albert Brooks  •  David Oyelowo

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.C. Chandor
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Albert Brooks  •  David Oyelowo

The Paperboy (2012)

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  John Cusack

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Nicole Kidman  •  John Cusack

The Butler (2013)

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A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  David Banner  •  Michael Rainey Jr.  •  LaJessie Smith

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  David Banner  •  Michael Rainey Jr.  •  LaJessie Smith

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Maya Gilbert  •  Sharon Lawrence  •  Emayatzy Corinealdi

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ava DuVernay
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Maya Gilbert  •  Sharon Lawrence  •  Emayatzy Corinealdi

Default (2014)

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simón Brand
CAST:  Senyo Amoaku  •  Jeanne Baron  •  David Oyelowo  •  Greg Callahan

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simón Brand
CAST:  Senyo Amoaku  •  Jeanne Baron  •  David Oyelowo  •  Greg Callahan

Big Guy (2009)

Rodney hates salads, the gym and daylight, until that is, Kate comes along and changes everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oyelowo
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Ida Darvish  •  Josh Gad  •  Clint Howard

Rodney hates salads, the gym and daylight, until that is, Kate comes along and changes everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Oyelowo
CAST:  Charlie Cox  •  Ida Darvish  •  Josh Gad  •  Clint Howard

Jack Reacher (2012)

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When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

The Help (2011)

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Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Emma Stone  •  Viola Davis  •  Octavia Spencer  •  Bryce Dallas Howard

96 Minutes (2011)

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aimee Lagos
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Christian Serratos  •  David Oyelowo  •  Evan Ross

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aimee Lagos
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Christian Serratos  •  David Oyelowo  •  Evan Ross

The Best Man (2005)

When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior to the nuptials, Olly is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Seth Green  •  Amy Smart  •  Simon Callow

When writer's block derails the literary dreams of Olly Pickering, he has to move in with his friend Murray after losing all his money. Things start to look up when Olly's college pal James asks him to be the best man at his wedding. Prior to the nuptials, Olly is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Schwartz
CAST:  Stuart Townsend  •  Seth Green  •  Amy Smart  •  Simon Callow

Shoot the Messenger (2006)

Shoot the Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ngozi Onwurah
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Nikki Amuka-Bird  •  Feyi Babalola  •  Ariyon Bakare

Shoot the Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ngozi Onwurah
CAST:  David Oyelowo  •  Nikki Amuka-Bird  •  Feyi Babalola  •  Ariyon Bakare
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