Chiwetel Ejiofor


Biography

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).


2020Doctor Strange 2 as Baron Karl Mordo
2019The Lion King as Scar (voice)
2018Mary Magdalene as Peter
2018Sherlock Gnomes as Watson (Voice)
2017Red Nose Day Actually as Peter
2017Doctor Strange: Strange Company as Himself
2016Doctor Strange as Baron Mordo
2016Triple 9 as Michael Atwood
2016Ares III: Refocused as Vincent Kapoor
2015Secret in Their Eyes as Ray
2015The Martian as Venkat Kapoor
2015Z for Zachariah as John Loomis
2015National Theatre Live: Everyman as Everyman
2013Making a Scene as Man
201312 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup
2013Half of a Yellow Sun as Odenigbo
2013Savannah as Christmas Moultrie
2013Phil Spector as Mock Prosecutor
2013Dancing on the Edge as Louis Lester
2013Dancing on the Edge as Louis Lester
2011The Shadow Line as Jonah Gabriel
2010Salt as Darryl Peabody
20092012 as Adrian Helmsley
2009Endgame as President Thabo Mbeki
2008Redbelt as Mike Terry
2008This Is My Africa as Himself
2007American Gangster as Huey Lucas
2007Talk to Me as Dewey Hughes
2006Tsunami: The Aftermath as Ian Carter
2006Children of Men as Luke
2006Inside Man as Detective Bill Mitchell
2006Tsunami: The Aftermath as Ian Carter
2005Slow Burn as Ty Trippin
2005Kinky Boots as Lola
2005Serenity as The Operative
2005Four Brothers as Victor Sweet
2004Melinda and Melinda as Ellis Moonsong
2004She Hate Me as Frank Wills
2004Red Dust as Alex Mpondo
20033 Blind Mice as Mark Hayward
2003Canterbury Tales as Paul
2003Love Actually as Peter
2003Twelfth Night, or What You Will as Orsino
2003Trust as Ashley Carter
2002Dirty Pretty Things as Okwe
2000It Was an Accident as Nicky Burkett
1999G:MT Greenwich Mean Time as Rix
1997Amistad as Ens. James Covey
1996Deadly Voyage as Ebow
1953The Academy Awards as Chiwetel Ejiofor
-Fela as Fela Kuti
-Tonight at Noon as Lee
-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind as Trywell Kamkwamba
-Come Sunday as Carlton Pearson
2020Doctor Strange 2 as Baron Karl Mordo
2019The Lion King as Scar (voice)
2018Mary Magdalene as Peter
2018Sherlock Gnomes as Watson (Voice)
2017Red Nose Day Actually as Peter
2017Doctor Strange: Strange Company as Himself
2016Doctor Strange as Baron Mordo
2016Triple 9 as Michael Atwood
2016Ares III: Refocused as Vincent Kapoor
2015Secret in Their Eyes as Ray
2015The Martian as Venkat Kapoor
2015Z for Zachariah as John Loomis
2015National Theatre Live: Everyman as Everyman
2013Columbite Tantalite as Writer
2013Columbite Tantalite as Director
2013Making a Scene as Man
201312 Years a Slave as Solomon Northup
2013Half of a Yellow Sun as Odenigbo
2013Savannah as Christmas Moultrie
2013Phil Spector as Mock Prosecutor
2013Dancing on the Edge as Louis Lester
2013Dancing on the Edge as Louis Lester
2011The Shadow Line as Jonah Gabriel
2010Salt as Darryl Peabody
20092012 as Adrian Helmsley
2009Endgame as President Thabo Mbeki
2008Slapper as Writer
2008Slapper as Director
2008Redbelt as Mike Terry
2008This Is My Africa as Himself
2007American Gangster as Huey Lucas
2007Talk to Me as Dewey Hughes
2006Tsunami: The Aftermath as Ian Carter
2006Children of Men as Luke
2006Inside Man as Detective Bill Mitchell
2006Tsunami: The Aftermath as Ian Carter
2005Slow Burn as Ty Trippin
2005Kinky Boots as Lola
2005Serenity as The Operative
2005Four Brothers as Victor Sweet
2004Melinda and Melinda as Ellis Moonsong
2004She Hate Me as Frank Wills
2004Red Dust as Alex Mpondo
20033 Blind Mice as Mark Hayward
2003Canterbury Tales as Paul
2003Love Actually as Peter
2003Twelfth Night, or What You Will as Orsino
2003Trust as Ashley Carter
2002Dirty Pretty Things as Okwe
2000It Was an Accident as Nicky Burkett
1999G:MT Greenwich Mean Time as Rix
1997Amistad as Ens. James Covey
1996Deadly Voyage as Ebow
1953The Academy Awards as Chiwetel Ejiofor
-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind as Trywell Kamkwamba
-Come Sunday as Carlton Pearson
-Tonight at Noon as Lee
-Fela as Fela Kuti
-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind as Director
-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind as Writer