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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

British actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1977.

Countries: United States (39%), United Kingdom (34%), Australia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Keira Knightley, Neil Gaiman, Stanley Tucci

Linked to: Dulwich College, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Boston Online Film Critics Association, Utah Film Critics Association

 

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Chiwetel Ejiofor was born in 1977 add something


1988

In 1988, when Ejiofor was 11, tragedy occurred during a family trip to Nigeria for a wedding add something


1995

He played the title role in "Othello" at the Bloomsbury Theatre in September 1995, and again at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in 1996 when he starred opposite Rachael Stirling, who played Desdemona add something


1996

Ejiofor made his film debut in the television film "Deadly Voyage" in 1996 add something


 

Ejiofor was awarded the Jack Tinker award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 Critics' Circle Theatre awards add something


 

Ejiofor had his first leading film role in 2002's "Dirty Pretty Things", for which he won a British Independent Film award for best actor add something


2003

Dirty Pretty Things (film) - For his performance as Okwe, Chiwetel Ejiofor won the 2003 British Independent Film Award for best actor

 

Lynden David Hall - Hall appeared in the film "Love Actually" in 2003, where he sang at the wedding of the characters played by Keira Knightley and Chiwetel Ejiofor


2004

He starred alongside Hilary Swank in 2004's "Red Dust", portraying the fictional politician Alex Mpondo of post-apartheid South Africa add something


2006

Ejiofor played a revolutionary in the highly acclaimed 2006 film "Children of Men" add something

 

He has received numerous acting awards and nominations, including the 2006 BAFTA awards Rising Star, three Golden Globe awards' nominations, and the 2008 Laurence Olivier award for Best Actor for his performance in "Othello" add something

 

He was nominated for the 2006 BAFTA Rising Star award, which recognises emerging British film talent add something

 

Danny Glover - In 2006, Britain's leading African theatre company Tiata Fahodzi appointed Glover as one of its three Patrons, joining Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jocelyn Jee Esien opening the organization's tenth-anniversary celebrations at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

 

Danny Glover - In May 2006, the film had included cast members Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Roger_Guenveur_Smith, Mos Def, Isaach De Bankolé, and Richard Bohringer


2007

In 2007, he reprised his role as Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, alongside Kelly Reilly as Desdemona, and Ewan McGregor as Iago add something

 

He performed on stage in "The Seagull" at the Royal Court Theatre from 18 January to 17 March 2007 add something

 

Ewan McGregor - From December 2007 to February 2008, McGregor starred as Iago in "Othello" at the Donmar Warehouse alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello and Kelly Reilly as Desdemona

 

Othello - "Othello" opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London on 4 December 2007, directed by Michael Grandage, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello, Ewan McGregor as Iago, Tom Hiddleston as Cassio, and Kelly Reilly as Desdemona


2008

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours add something

 

Alice Braga - She appeared in the 2008 David Mamet film "Redbelt" alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor


2009

Ejiofor appeared alongside John Cusack in the 2009 film "2012" add something


2010

Fela Kuti - It was announced in 2010 that Chiwetel Ejiofor would play the lead role


2011

12 Years a Slave (film) - After a lengthy development process, during which Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment backed the project, which eventually helped get some financing from various film studios, the film was officially announced in August 2011 with McQueen to direct and Chiwetel Ejiofor to star as Solomon Northup, a free negro who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South


2013

In 2013, Ejiofor appeared in the leading role in the critically acclaimed BBC Two drama series "Dancing on the Edge", playing the part of band creator Louis Lester add something

 

Angel Coulby - She took the star role of the jazz singer Jessie in the BBC Two Stephen Poliakoff five-part 2013 drama serial "Dancing on the Edge" along with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony_Head, John Goodman, and Jane Asher


2014

In 2014, Ejiofor will star in the British-Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun alongside Thandie Newton add something

 

On January 16th 2014, Ejiofor was officially nominated for Best Actor for the 86th Academy awards on March 2nd add something

 

The film recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and London International Film Festival and is set for worldwide theatrical release in 2014 add something

 

On 16 January 2014, Ejiofor was officially nominated for Best Actor for the 86th Academy awards on 2 March add something

 

It was announced in June 2014 that Ejiofor would play real life drug dealer Thomas McFadden in film based on the book 'March ing Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail', written by McFadden and Australian journalist Rusty Young add something

 

Margot Robbie - She will star in the film adaptation of "Z for Zachariah", along with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor, which as of 2014, is being shot in New Zealand

 

Triple Nine (film) - In March 2014, Woody Harrelson, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey_Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Michael Peña rounded out the cast


2015

In June 2015, it was announced that Ejiofor would portray Baron Mordo in "Doctor Strange" add something

 

Nicole Kidman - Kidman will play a lead role in the upcoming thriller, "Secret in Their Eyes", directed by Billy Ray and costarring Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor, set to be released in October 2015


2016

In 2016, Ejifor played Baron Mordo in the Marvel film "Doctor Strange" add something

 

Neil Gaiman - In 2016, Gaiman, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter_Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, appear in the video "What They Took With Them", from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR, to help raise awareness of the issue of global refugees

 

Stanley Tucci - On September 12 2016, Tucci, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis

 

Juliet Stevenson - On 12 September 2016 Stevenson, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter_Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis

 

Kit Harington - On 12 September 2016, Harington, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter_Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis

 

Peter Capaldi - On September 12, 2016, Capaldi, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jesse_Eisenberg, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis

 

Stanley Tucci - On September 12, 2016, Tucci, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis


2017

He was officially chosen on November 1, 2017 for the role of Scar for the CGI live action remake, "The Lion King" directed by Jon Favreau add something

 

Carlton Pearson - In January 2017, Joshua Marston was reported to be directing the project as a film for Netflix, with Chiwetel Ejiofor cast to play Pearson, Condola Rashad as his wife Gina, and Martin Sheen as Oral Roberts


2019

He will voice Scar in the 2019 remake of "The Lion King" and will be featured in the upcoming fantasy film, "Maleficent II" add something