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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Place of birth:
Forest Gate, London, UK:
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).


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
as Baron Karl Mordo
Infinite (2021)
Tonight at Noon (2021)
as Lee
The Old Guard (2020)
as Copley
The Elephant Queen (2019)
as Narrator
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
as Conall
The Lion King (2019)
as Scar (voice)
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts (2019)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
as Trywell Kamkwamba
Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
as Watson (Voice)
Mary Magdalene (2018)
as Peter
Come Sunday (2018)
as Carlton Pearson
Red Nose Day Actually (2017)
as Peter
Doctor Strange: Strange Company (2017)
as Himself
Doctor Strange (2016)
as Baron Karl Mordo
The Long Way Home: Making 'The Martian' (2016)
as Himself
Triple 9 (2016)
as Michael Atwood
Ares III: Refocused (2016)
as Vincent Kapoor
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
as Ray
The Martian (2015)
as Vincent Kapoor
Z for Zachariah (2015)
as John Loomis
National Theatre Live: Everyman (2015)
as Everyman
12 Years a Slave: The Team (2014)
as Himself
The Making of 'Making a Scene' (2013)
Making a Scene (2013)
as Man
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as Solomon Northup
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
as Odenigbo
Savannah (2013)
as Christmas Moultrie
Phil Spector (2013)
as Mock Prosecutor
Salt (2010)
as Darryl Peabody
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective (2010)
as Self
2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic (2010)
as Himself
2012 (2009)
as Adrian Helmsley
Endgame (2009)
as President Thabo Mbeki
Redbelt (2008)
as Mike Terry
This Is My Africa (2008)
as Himself
American Gangster (2007)
as Huey Lucas
Talk to Me (2007)
as Dewey Hughes
Children of Men (2006)
as Luke
Inside Man (2006)
as Detective Bill Mitchell
Slow Burn (2005)
as Ty Trippin
Serenity (2005)
as The Operative
Kinky Boots (2005)
as Lola
Four Brothers (2005)
as Victor Sweet
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
as Ellis Moonsong
She Hate Me (2004)
as Frank Wills
Red Dust (2004)
as Alex Mpondo
Three Blind Mice (2003)
as Mark Hayward
Love Actually (2003)
as Peter
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2003)
as Orsino
Antwone Fisher (2002)
as Derek Elliz
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
as Okwe
It Was an Accident (2000)
as Nicky Burkett
G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999)
as Rix
Amistad (1997)
as Ens. James Covey
Deadly Voyage (1996)
as Ebow
as Fela Kuti
as Paxton

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