Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor was born on 10 July 1977 in Forest Gate, London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but had to leave after a year after receiving the roll of Ens, in Steven Spielberg's historical drama, "Amistad". For his first leading film role in Dirty Pretty Things, he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. He has portrayed Othello in numerous stage productions including Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal in Glasgow and Donmar Warehouse. He made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote. He soon became well known after moving on to bigger roles in "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" (2012).

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Dirty Pretty Things

Character : Okwe

Tonight at Noon

Character : Lee / Evans


Character : Mike Terry


Red Dust

Character : Alex Mpondo

12 Years a Slave

Character : Solomon Northup

Half of a Yellow Sun

Character : Odenigbo

Secret in Their Eyes

Character : Ray

It Was an Accident

Character : Nicky Burkett

Triple 9

Character : Michael Atwood

Come Sunday

Character : Carlton Pearson

The Lion King

Character : Scar (voice)

Talk to Me

Character : Dewey Hughes


Character : Adrian Helmsley


Character : President Thabo Mbeki

Kinky Boots

Character : Lola

Z for Zachariah

Character : John Loomis


Character : Christmas Moultrie

National Theatre Live: Everyman

Character : Everyman


Character : Fela Kuti

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Character : Trywell Kamkwamba

The Elephant Queen

Character : Narrator


Character : Bathurst 2020

Locked Down

Character : Paxton

Day Zero

Character : Narrator

Regard Noir

Character : Himself

Partition: The Day India Burned

Character : narrator

The John Akii Bua Story: An African Tragedy

Character : Narrator

American Gangster

Character : Huey Lucas


Character : Darryl Peabody

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Character : Orsino

Making a Scene

Character : Man

This Is My Africa

Character : Himself

Mary Magdalene

Character : Peter

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Character : Baron Karl Mordo

The Pod Generation

Character : Alvy

G:MT Greenwich Mean Time

Character : Rix

Three Blind Mice

Character : Mark Hayward

Phil Spector

Character : Mock Prosecutor

The Making of 'Making a Scene'

Character : No character defined

Melinda and Melinda

Character : Ellis Moonsong

Children of Men

Character : Luke

Slow Burn

Character : Ty Trippin

Deadly Voyage

Character : Ebow

The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian'

Character : Self

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts

Character : No character defined

Inside Man

Character : Detective Bill Mitchell

Sherlock Gnomes

Character : Watson (Voice)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Character : Conall

The Old Guard

Character : Copley

The Old Guard 2

Character : Copley

Four Brothers

Character : Victor Sweet

The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective

Character : Self


Character : The Operative

The Martian

Character : Vincent Kapoor

Red Nose Day Actually

Character : Peter

Love Actually

Character : Peter


Character : Ensign Covey

2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic

Character : Himself

She Hate Me

Character : Frank Wills

Doctor Strange

Character : Karl Mordo

Chiwetel Ejiofor Tv Credits

Tsunami: The Aftermath

Character : Ian Carter

The Shadow Line

Character : Jonah Gabriel


Character : Ashley Carter

Canterbury Tales

Character : Paul

Dancing on the Edge

Character : Louis Lester

Murder in Mind

Character : DS McCorkindale

ARES: live

Character : Vincent Kapoor

Rachael Ray

Character : No character defined

Earth from Space

Character : Narrator

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Character : Faraday

The Graham Norton Show

Character : Self

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Character : Self