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Encyclopedia > Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Born 10 July 1974
Flag of United Kingdom London, England, UK
Years active 1995–present
BAFTA Awards
Nominated: Rising Star Award (2006)
Golden Globe Awards
Nominated: Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
2007 Kinky Boots
Nominated: Best Actor - Miniseries/TV Movie
2007 Tsunami: The Aftermath

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Biography

Early life

Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate to Nigerian parents of Igbo heritage. His father is a doctor and his mother a pharmacist.[1] He began acting in school plays at the age of thirteen at Dulwich College and joined the National Youth Theatre and played the title role in Othello at the Bloomsbury Theatre in September 1995, and again at the Arts Theatre in 1996 when he starred opposite Rachael Stirling as Desdemona. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The Igbo, sometimes (especially formerly) referred to as Ibo, are one of the largest single ethnicities in Africa. ... Dulwich New College buildings. ... The London-based National Youth Theatre or NYT is the United Kingdoms leading organisation for young people in the field of theatre. ... Othello and Desdemona by Alexandre-Marie Colin. ... Bloomsbury Theatre The UCL Bloomsbury is a theatre on Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, London, owned by the nearby University College London. ... The Arts Theatre was a small club theatre in London, England. ... Stirling as the vicars wife in the 2004 TV adaptation of Agatha Christies The Murder at the Vicarage Rachael Atalanta Stirling (born May 30, 1977 in London) is a British actress best known for her performance as Nancy Astley in the BBC drama Tipping the Velvet and also...


Career

Ejiofor made his film debut in Steven Spielberg's 1997 film Amistad. He went on to become a prominent stage actor in London. He was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards. His performance in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe stage), and later at the Duchess Theatre. Ejiofor is also a Shakespearean stage actor, often taking the leading male roles in plays such as in Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. He performed on stage in The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre from 18 January to 17 March 2007. Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... This article is about the film dramatization. ... The Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Awards in 1989 and 1990) are presented annually for the years theatrical achievements. ... In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator - a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... The Duchess Theatre The theatre opened on 25th November, 1929 and is one of the smallest proscenium arched West End theatres. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Romeo and Juliet in the famous balcony scene by Ford Madox Brown For other uses, see Romeo and Juliet (disambiguation). ... Chekhov in an 1898 portrait by Osip Braz. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ...


In film, Ejiofor had his first leading role in the 2002 film Dirty Pretty Things, for which he won a British Independent Film Award for "Best Actor". He also received high acclaim for his role of The Operative, in the movie Serenity, creating a complex villain. He also appeared in the highly acclaimed Children of Men. Ejiofor has roles in three upcoming films: Toussaint, American Gangster and Tonight at Noon. Other acclaimed leading roles include performance alongside Academy Awards Best Actress, Hillary Swank, in Red Dust (2006) where Chiwetel potrays the fictional politician, Alex Mpondo, of post apatheid [[[South Afirca]]]. Most recently, he appeared on the screen with Academy Award Nominee, Don Cheadle, in Talk to Me (2007)[1] a film based on the true story about Ralph "Petey" Greene (played by Cheadle), Americas most controversial radio personality in the 60's and 70's. Dirty Pretty Things (2002) is a movie by Stephen Frears, a drama about two illegal immigrants in London. ... 6th British Independent Film Awards November 4, 2003 The 6th British Independent Film Awards, given on 4 November 2003 at the Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London, honored the best British independent films of 2003. ... This article is about minor characters in the television series Firefly. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ... Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film loosely adapted from P.D. James 1992 novel The Children of Men. ... François-Dominique Toussaint LOuverture François-Dominique Toussaint LOuverture, also Toussaint Bréda, Toussaint-Louverture (c. ... American Gangster is a 2007 crime film written by Steve Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Tonight at Noon is a movie directed by Michael Almereyda starring Lauren Ambrose. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Hilary Swank (born July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is an American actress. ... Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Ralph Waldo Petey Greene (January 23, 1928 – January 10, 1984) was an African-American television and radio talk show host. ...


For his performance in Blue/Orange, he received the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer and a 2001 nomination for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor. His role as Romeo was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award in 2000. His performance in Kinky Boots received Golden Globe and British Independent Film Award nominations. He was also nominated for the 2006 BAFTA Orange Rising Star award, which recognises emerging British film talent. Ejiofor's performance in Tsunami: The Aftermath received a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for Best actor (mini-series or film made for TV). He also starred in Jonathan Meyerson's screen adaptation of Chaucer's Knights Tale. Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station The Evening Standard is a British tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas of southeast England. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Ian Charleson (August 11, 1949 – January 6, 1990) was a Scottish actor. ... Kinky Boots is a British film about a traditional Northampton shoemaker, based in Earls Barton, who turns to producing fetish footwear in order to save the ailing family business and the jobs of his workers. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Ejiofor is considered one of the leading candidates to play T'Challa in the proposed Black Panther (comics) movie based on the Marvel comic books character. The Black Panther is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Black Panther (TChalla) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black superhero. ...


Filmography

Slow Burn is an American motion picture starring Jolene Blalock, Ray Liotta and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. ... American Gangster is a 2007 crime film written by Steve Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. ... Talk To Me is a 2007 film about Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph Petey Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s. ... Red Dust (1932), Directed by Victor Fleming, is the second of six movies Clark Gable and Jean Harlow made together. ... Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film loosely adapted from P.D. James 1992 novel The Children of Men. ... Inside Man is a 2006 crime-drama film starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster, and directed by Spike Lee. ... Slow Burn is an American motion picture starring Jolene Blalock, Ray Liotta and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. ... Kinky Boots is a British film about a traditional Northampton shoemaker, based in Earls Barton, who turns to producing fetish footwear in order to save the ailing family business and the jobs of his workers. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ... Four Brothers is a 2005 film starring Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Mark Wahlberg, and Garrett Hedlund. ... Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 film written and directed by Woody Allen. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Malvolio and Olivia, in an engraving by R. Staines after a painting by Daniel Maclise. ... Dirty Pretty Things (2002) is a movie by Stephen Frears, a drama about two illegal immigrants in London. ... This article is about the film dramatization. ...

References

  1. ^ Raphael, Amy. "Almost famous", The Guardian, 3 November 2002. Accessed 9 July 2007.

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