Actors: Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Jméno:Chiwetel Ejiofor
Datum narození:1977-07-10
Místo narození:Forest Gate, London, UK
Výška:1.78 m
IMDb ID:nm0252230

Chiwetelu Umeadi "Chiwetel" Ejiofor (narozen 10. července 1977) je anglický herec. Navštěvoval Londýnskou akademii hudby a dramatických umění, ale po roce musel odejít poté, co dostal roli Ense, v historickém dramatu Stevena Spielberga "Amistad". Za svou první hlavní filmovou roli ve snímku Dirty Pretty Things získal cenu British Independent Film Award pro nejlepšího herce. Othella ztvárnil v mnoha divadelních inscenacích, mimo jiné v Bloomsbury Theatre, Theatre Royal v Glasgow a Donmar Warehouse. Jako režisér debutoval krátkým filmem Slapper, k němuž napsal i scénář. Brzy se stal známým poté, co přešel k větším rolím ve filmech "Inside Man" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "Children of Men" a "12 Years a Slave" (2012) Steva McQueena.

  • His name is pronounced Chew-eh-tell Edge-ee-oh-for.
  • His father was killed in an automobile accident when Chiwetel was eleven. He survived the accident and received scars that are visible on his forehead.
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List and the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama. He is an actor in London, England.
  • Attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in London, England.
  • Sung back-up vocals for a band called Blind in the early 1990s, the height of their success was playing The Rock Garden in London's Covent Garden.
  • On September 12, 2016, Ejiofor, as well as Cate Blanchett, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.
  • Former member of the National Youth Theatre.
  • He was nominated for the 2001 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Blue/Orange" at the Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe stage.
  • Has starred with British actor Clive Owen in back to back action thriller films: Spojenec (2006) and Potomci lidí (2006).
  • Is one of 115 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2007.
  • Attended and graduated from Dulwich College in London, England.
  • He was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the 2000 London Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama) for his performance in "Blue/Orange" at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton and at the Duchess Theatre.
  • He was awarded the 2008 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (2007 season) for Best Actor for his performance as the title role in William Shakespeare's "Othello" at the Donmar Warehouse.
  • He was awarded the 2000 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his performance in "Blue/Orange".
  • He has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant": 12 let v řetězech (2013).
  • Friends with Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba and Andrew Lincoln.
  • Has named his five favorite films (in no order) as Zuřící býk (1980), Kmotr (1972), Fargo (1996), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Jednej správně (1989).
  • He was honoured with the Global Promise Award by The GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit welfare organization in West Africa for his charity work in Nigeria (2015).
  • Younger sister, Zain Asher, is a financial news reporter at CNN based in New York.
  • Has played slaves in two films: Amistad (1997) and 12 let v řetězech (2013).
  • Currently divides his time between London, England and Los Angeles, California.
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