Dev Patel (born 23 April 1990) is a British actor, known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which he won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Patel is also known for his role as Anwar Kharral in Skins; as Sonny Kapoor in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; and as Neal Sampat in Aaron Sorkin's HBO show The Newsroom.
He began dating his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto in 2009. On December 10, 2014, the couple announced that they had split after nearly six years of dating.
, 2h3 Directed byAnthony Maras OriginAustralie GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Historical ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsDev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs Roles Arjun Rating75% Novembre 2008, à Bombay. La ville de Mumbai est frappée par un vague d'attaques terroristes dans des lieux de grande fréquentation. Des hommes armés prennent notamment d'assaut l'hôtel de luxe Taj Mahal Palace & Tower en prenant en otage les clients et les employés. Au milieu de ce chaos, plusieurs personnes tentent de survivre et d'échapper au massacre. Alors que le chef du restaurant et un serveur indiens vont risquer leur vie pour protéger leurs clients, un couple de touristes britanniques, accompagnés de leur nourrice et d'un autre voyageur russe, veulent à tout prix de protéger leur nouveau-né. Pendant ce temps, le monde entier découvre en direct ces évènements tragiques, ce qui se déroule à l’intérieur dépassant l’inimaginable. Délaissé par les secouristes, les clients et les touristes ne peuvent que compter sur eux-mêmes pour survivre.
, 1h58 Directed byGarth Davis OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography ThemesTransport films, Rail transport films ActorsDev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval Roles Saroo Brierley Rating80% Saroo, un enfant indien de cinq ans très pauvre qui habite avec sa mère, son grand frère et sa petite sœur dans le quartier de Ganesh Talai à Khandwa dans l'État du Madhya Pradesh, va aider son grand frère Guddu à la gare de Khandwa. De là, ils prennent un train pour une autre ville. Saroo, fatigué du trajet, s'endort. À l'arrivée, Guddu dit à son petit frère qu'il va travailler et lui demande de venir l'aider, mais Saroo, encore endormi, le supplie de lui permettre de dormir encore ; son frère le laisse tout seul sur un banc dans la gare en lui disant d'attendre son retour.
, 2h17 Directed byDaniel Espinosa OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ThemesFilms about children, Serial killer films, Films about child abuse ActorsTom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Philip Seymour Hoffman Rating63% During Stalin's rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent and war hero Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders. MGB leadership refuses to acknowledge the deaths as murders, however, because Soviet doctrine states that only capitalism creates serial killers. The son of Leo's partner is murdered by the serial killer, and during Leo's investigation, his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), is accused of being disloyal to the state. Leo suspects that his amoral and ambitious enemy in the MGB, Vasili Nikitin, is behind the charges. Leo refuses to support the accusation, and he is forced to take a demeaning militia position in the town of Volsk. Raisa accompanies him and must work as a janitor.
, 2h Directed byNeill Blomkamp OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Comic science fiction ThemesFilms set in Africa, Comedy science fiction films, Robot films ActorsSharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret Roles Deon Wilson Rating67% In response to a record high crime rate in Johannesburg, the South African government purchases a squadron of state-of-the-art, armour-plated attack robots from weapons manufacturer Tetravaal, developed by Deon Wilson. A competing project is the remotely controlled MOOSE, developed by soldier-turned-engineer Vincent Moore. Deon is praised for Tetravaal's success but Vincent grows jealous when the police are unwilling to give his heavy weapons platform equal attention. At home, Deon creates a prototype artificial intelligence that mimics a human mind to the point of feeling emotions and having opinions, but Tetravaal CEO Michelle Bradley refuses to let him test the A.I. on a police robot. Undeterred, Deon steals a recently damaged robot before it is destroyed and puts it in his van, along with the "guard key" needed to update the robot's software. On his way home, he is kidnapped by a group of gangsters, Ninja, Yolandi, and Amerika, who threaten to kill him unless he reprograms a police robot to fight for them. Deon installs the new software into the damaged robot, which responds with childlike terror upon powering up. Deon and Yolandi calm the robot, teaching it words and naming it "Chappie". Despite Deon wanting to stay with the robot, Ninja forces him out of their hideout.
, 2h4 Directed byJohn Madden OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Comedy ThemesFilms about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film ActorsJudi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup Roles Sonny Kapoor Rating71% Recently widowed housewife Evelyn (Judi Dench) must sell her home to cover huge debts left by her late husband. Graham (Tom Wilkinson), a high-court judge who had spent his first eighteen years in India, abruptly decides to retire and return there. Jean (Penelope Wilton) and Douglas (Bill Nighy) seek a retirement they can afford, having lost most of their savings through investing in their daughter's internet business. Muriel (Maggie Smith), a retired housekeeper prejudiced against Indians, needs a hip replacement operation which can be done far more quickly and inexpensively in India. Madge (Celia Imrie) is hunting for another husband, and Norman (Ronald Pickup), an aging lothario, is trying to re-capture his youth. They each decide on a retirement hotel in India, based on pictures on its website.
, 1h42 Directed byStephen Elliott OriginUSA GenresDrama ThemesFilms about sexuality, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films ActorsAshley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr Roles Andrew Rating47% Angelina (Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend (Weston) suggests that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant, but eventually does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew (Patel). At a strip club party in the city, Angelina meets a wealthy lawyer by the name of Francis (Franco), who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret (Graham), a former porn star turned adult film director. Margaret offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry. Angelina makes several soft pornography films before deciding to do a hardcore film. After Angelina shoots the film, an angry Francis chastises her before getting them in a car accident. Angelina returns home to find Andrew watching one of her films. After an argument, she decides to leave and meets Margaret at a bar. They make out before returning to Margaret's apartment to have sex. The final scene is of Angelina some time afterwards, having moved in with Margaret and taken on a new job as a porn director.
, 2h Directed byDanny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Romance ThemesFilms about children, L'enfance marginalisée ActorsDev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Tanay Hemant Chheda Roles Older Jamal Rating79% In 2006, eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a former street child (child Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, adolescent Tanay Chheda) from the Juhu slum, is a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (see Kaun Banega Crorepati), and is one question away from the grand prize. However, before the ₹20 million (US$300 000) question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers. Jamal recounts, through flashbacks, the incidents in his life which provided him with each answer. These flashbacks tell the story of Jamal, his brother Salim (adult Madhur Mittal, adolescent Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, child Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail), and Latika (adult Freida Pinto, adolescent Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, child Rubina Ali). In each flashback Jamal has a point to remember one person, or song, or different things that lead to the right answer of one of the questions. The row of questions does not correspond chronologically to Jamal's life, so the story switches between different periods (childhood, adolescence) of Jamal. Some questions do not refer to points of his life (cricket champion), but by witness he comes to the right answer.
, 2h3 Directed byAnthony Maras OriginAustralie GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Historical ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsDev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs Roles Executive Producer Rating75% Novembre 2008, à Bombay. La ville de Mumbai est frappée par un vague d'attaques terroristes dans des lieux de grande fréquentation. Des hommes armés prennent notamment d'assaut l'hôtel de luxe Taj Mahal Palace & Tower en prenant en otage les clients et les employés. Au milieu de ce chaos, plusieurs personnes tentent de survivre et d'échapper au massacre. Alors que le chef du restaurant et un serveur indiens vont risquer leur vie pour protéger leurs clients, un couple de touristes britanniques, accompagnés de leur nourrice et d'un autre voyageur russe, veulent à tout prix de protéger leur nouveau-né. Pendant ce temps, le monde entier découvre en direct ces évènements tragiques, ce qui se déroule à l’intérieur dépassant l’inimaginable. Délaissé par les secouristes, les clients et les touristes ne peuvent que compter sur eux-mêmes pour survivre.