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David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (oh-YEL-ə-woh) is a British-Nigerian actor and producer, who holds dual British and American citizenship. His accolades include a Critics' Choice Award, two Golden Globe Award nominations and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. In 2016, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to drama. Oyelowo rose to prominence for portraying Martin Luther King Jr. in the biographical drama film Selma (2014) and Peter Snowdin in the HBO film Nightingale (2014), both of which garnered him critical acclaim. He also achieved praise for his roles as Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013), which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, Seretse Khama in A United Kingdom (2016) and Robert Katende in Queen of Katwe (2016). He has also played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Lincoln (2012), Red Tails (2012), and Jack Reacher (2012). On television, Oyelowo played MI5 officer Danny Hunter in the British drama series Spooks (2002–2004), Javert in the BBC miniseries Les Misérables (2018), and provided the voice for Agent Alexsandr Kallus in the Lucasfilm Animation series Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018).
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