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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Inside Man

Character : Detective Bill Mitchell

Love Actually

Character : Peter

Dirty Pretty Things

Character : Okwe


American Gangster

Character : Huey Lucas

She Hate Me

Character : Frank Wills

Talk to Me

Character : Dewey Hughes


Character : Ens. James Covey

Four Brothers

Character : Victor Sweet

Tonight at Noon

Character : Lee


Character : Mike Terry

Melinda and Melinda

Character : Ellis Moonsong

Children of Men

Character : Luke


Character : Darryl Peabody

Red Dust

Character : Alex Mpondo


Character : Adrian Helmsley


Character : President Thabo Mbeki


Character : The Operative

Kinky Boots

Character : Lola

G:MT Greenwich Mean Time

Character : Rix

3 Blind Mice

Character : Mark Hayward

Slow Burn

Character : Ty Trippin

12 Years a Slave

Character : Solomon Northup

Doctor Strange: Strange Company

Character : Himself

Z for Zachariah

Character : John Loomis

Phil Spector

Character : Mock Prosecutor


Character : Christmas Moultrie

Half of a Yellow Sun

Character : Odenigbo

Deadly Voyage

Character : Ebow

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Character : Orsino

The Martian

Character : Venkat Kapoor

Secret in Their Eyes

Character : Ray

Making a Scene

Character : Man

It Was an Accident

Character : Nicky Burkett

Doctor Strange

Character : Karl Mordo

National Theatre Live: Everyman

Character : Everyman

This Is My Africa

Character : Himself

Triple 9

Character : Michael Atwood

Ares III: Refocused

Character : Vincent Kapoor

Mary Magdalene

Character : Peter


Character : Fela Kuti

Come Sunday

Character : Carlton Pearson

Red Nose Day Actually

Character : Peter

Doctor Strange 2

Character : Baron Karl Mordo

The Lion King

Character : Scar (voice)

Sherlock Gnomes

Character : Watson (Voice)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Character : Trywell Kamkwamba

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Character : No character defined

The Elephant Queen

Character : Narrator

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Tsunami: The Aftermath

Character : Ian Carter

The Shadow Line

Character : Jonah Gabriel


Character : Ashley Carter

Canterbury Tales

Character : Paul

The Academy Awards

Character : Chiwetel Ejiofor

Dancing on the Edge

Character : Louis Lester

Murder in Mind

Character : DS McCorkindale

ARES: live

Character : Vincent Kapoor

Rachael Ray

Character : No character defined