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Chiwetel Ejiofor is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 10 july 1977

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Birth name Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 july 1977 (42 years)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actor

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor, CBE (/ˈtʃuːwɨtɛl ˈɛdʒi.oʊfɔr/ CHEW-i-tel EJ-i-oh-for; born 10 July 1977) is a British actor, director and writer of Nigerian origin. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and gaining a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting part in the film Amistad as James Covey.

Ejiofor is known for his portrayal of Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Luke in Children of Men (2006), and Dr. Adrian Helmsley in 2012 (2009). He played Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance in Dancing on the Edge.

Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, five Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008. In 2008, he was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He was elevated to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours.

Biography

Ejiofor was in a relationship with a Canadian actress and model Sari Mercer. His sister is CNN reporter Zain Asher.

Best films

The Lion King (2019)
(Actor)
2012 (2009)
(Actor)
Doctor Strange (2016)
(Actor)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
(Actor)
Salt (2010)
(Actor)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
(3 films)
David Mamet
David Mamet
(2 films)
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2 films)
Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chiwetel Ejiofor (39 films)

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Actor

The Lion King, 1h58
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about lions, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, John Oliver
Roles Scar (voice)
Rating69% 3.4528153.4528153.4528153.4528153.452815
Le jour se lève sur la savane africaine. Les animaux de toutes sorte engagent un périple vers un piton rocheux. C'est le jour de la présentation aux animaux de Simba, fils du roi lion Mufasa et de la reine lionne Sarabi. Mufasa rend ensuite visite à son frère Scar, qui n'est pas venu à la cérémonie. Ce dernier est jaloux de son frère et convoite son trône. Avec les hyènes, il va échafauder un plan pour le débarrasser de son frère et de Simba, pour s'en emparer.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 1h58
Directed by Joachim Rønning
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley
Roles Conall
Rating67% 3.3615753.3615753.3615753.3615753.361575
Cinq années après la conjuration de la malédiction qui pesait sur elle depuis son plus jeune âge, la princesse Aurore, qui règne désormais sur le royaume de la Lande, voit sa main demandée par le prince Philippe. Ce dernier s’apprête à hériter du royaume réunifié suite à la mort du père d’Aurore.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, 1h53
Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga
Roles Trywell Kamkwamba
Rating76% 3.8049753.8049753.8049753.8049753.804975
Le vélo de son père, des matériaux récupérés dans une décharge, l'aide de quelques villageois devraient lui permettre de construire une éolienne. Au Malawi en pleine période de sécheresse, celle-ci lui permettrait peut-être de faire fonctionner une pompe servant à irriguer les terres brûlées par le soleil. Arrivera-t-il à sauver sa famille et son village de la famine. Du génie à l'état pur ou brut surtout de la part d'un gamin de 13/14 ans. Une histoire vraie et un beau film qui relativise nos petites difficultés.
Mary Magdalene, 2h
Directed by Garth Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about religion, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Ariane Labed, Denis Ménochet
Roles Peter
Rating58% 2.9077952.9077952.9077952.9077952.907795
Malgré les traditions de sa famille, Marie Madeleine décide d'accompagner un mouvement social qui se construit autour de Jésus de Nazareth.
Sherlock Gnomes, 1h26
Directed by John Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine
Roles Watson (Voice)
Rating51% 2.560032.560032.560032.560032.56003
Sherlock Gnomes et son assistant, Gnome Watson, font irruption dans un musée, où leur ennemi juré, une mascotte de tarte nommée Moriarty, tient en otage des nains de jardins, projetant de les écraser. Après une brève bataille, Moriarty est vaincu et apparemment écrasé par un squelette de dinosaure.
Doctor Strange, 1h55
Directed by Benedict Wong, Scott Derrickson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Stan Lee
Roles Baron Karl Mordo
Rating74% 3.7487153.7487153.7487153.7487153.748715
Au Népal, un dénommé Kaecilius, maître des arts mystiques, s'introduit avec ses comparses dans la bibliothèque du sanctuaire de Kamar-Taj afin de s’emparer de deux pages du livre de Cagliostro, après avoir tué le bibliothécaire. L’Ancien tente d’arrêter son ex-élève mais échoue, son disciple parvenant à fuir.
Triple 9
Triple 9 (2016)
, 1h55
Directed by John Hillcoat
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Christoph Waltz, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus
Roles Michael Atwood
Rating62% 3.1446753.1446753.1446753.1446753.144675
The film follows a group of criminals and corrupt cops who find themselves in serious trouble. The Russian mafia is blackmailing them, and the only way to deal with them is to perform what is believed to be an extremely challenging heist. Impossible as it may seem, however, they eventually hatch a plan: on one side of town, half of the crew will plan the murder of a rookie cop named Chris Allen (Casey Affleck), and while the rest of the force is distracted by a 999 call ("officer down"), the other half of the corrupt cops will pull off the job. This all seems like it's going to work until Allen winds up surviving the attack and fights back.
Z for Zachariah, 1h35
Directed by Craig Zobel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Disaster films
Actors Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Roles John Loomis
Rating59% 2.996182.996182.996182.996182.99618
Nuclear apocalyptic survivor Ann Burden ekes out an agrarian life on her family's valley farmstead, sheltered from radioactive contaminants by rocky hillsides, favorable weather patterns, and an abundant ground-fed water supply. One day Ann encounters fellow survivor John Loomis, a highly-skilled engineer, who, aided by medicines and a radiation suit, has traveled from a distant military bunker to the safe confines of Burden's valley. Loomis bathes in contaminated water, and immediately sickens, but is nursed back to health by Ann, who welcomes him into her farmhouse.
The Martian, 2h21
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Mars in film, Films based on Robinson Crusoe, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Space opera, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan
Roles Vincent Kapoor
Rating79% 3.9972053.9972053.9972053.9972053.997205
In the 2030s, the crew of Ares III, a manned mission to Mars, has established a temporary artificial habitat, called the Hab, on Mars, where they are to stay for two months and depart back to Earth in their orbital probe. Eighteen days into the Mars mission, however, a massive Martian storm hits the base and the crew is forced to abandon the planet and launch themselves because of the danger that their escape vehicle will collapse and leave them stranded. While evacuating, astronaut Mark Watney is lost and presumed dead as his biomonitor is damaged. With the lives of her crew at stake, mission commander Melissa Lewis is forced to leave the planet, leaving Watney behind.
Secret in Their Eyes, 1h51
Directed by Billy Ray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kelly, Alfred Molina
Roles Ray
Rating63% 3.1509753.1509753.1509753.1509753.150975
A team of FBI investigators, Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess (Roberts), and their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Kidman), are torn apart when they discover that Jess's teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Thirteen years later, Ray returns to Los Angeles after uncovering a new lead that he feels can permanently resolve the case.
Phil Spector, 1h32
Directed by David Mamet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeffrey Tambor, Rebecca Pidgeon, James Tolkan
Roles Mock Prosecutor
Rating61% 3.098843.098843.098843.098843.09884
Le célèbre producteur de musique Phil Spector est arrêté pour le meurtre de Lana Clarkson. Il est défendu par l'avocate Linda Kenney Baden, qui souffre d'une pneumonie…
Savannah
Savannah (2013)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Jim Caviezel, Jaimie Alexander, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jack McBrayer, Bradley Whitford, Sam Shepard
Roles Christmas Moultrie
Rating59% 2.9530452.9530452.9530452.9530452.953045
Ce drame historique, tiré d'une histoire vraie, revient sur le destin de Ward Allen qui, au début des années 1900, rejette le confort de son héritage pour vivre au près de la nature. Il se lie d'amitié avec un esclave affranchi, malgré les préjugés qui sévissaient dans la haute société du sud des Etats-Unis.
12 Years a Slave, 2h13
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Children's films
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti
Roles Solomon Northup
Rating80% 4.0487254.0487254.0487254.0487254.048725
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children, Margaret and Alonzo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once there, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen owned by James Burch.
Half of a Yellow Sun, 1h51
Directed by Biyi Bandele
Origin Nigeria
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega, Onyeka Onwenu, Joseph Mawle
Roles Odenigbo
Rating60% 3.0482053.0482053.0482053.0482053.048205
During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return to Nigeria after their education in England, they make decisions that shock their family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor’ Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer.