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David Oyelowo: 'Queen Of Katwe Shows New Side Of Africa'

The British-Nigerian star plays chess coach Robert Katende in the Disney movie, based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, an impoverished Ugandan teenager who became a chess champion. And he says the film's...

Selma Crew Member Sues Over On-set Electrocution

Electrician Ron Sands claims the incident occurred in June, 2014 while he was instaling a "18,000 HMI globe", which is a special light for filming. In the federal lawsuit obtained by...

Zoe Saldana's Husband Becomes U.s. Citizen

The Avatar beauty wed Marco in a secret ceremony in England in the summer of 2013, and now, three years later, he has been sworn in as an American. Zoe, who shares...

Zoe Saldana's Husband Becomes Us Citizen

Zoe Saldana's husband has become a US citizen. The 'Nina' actress shared a picture of Italian-born artist Marco Perego driving to receive his US citizenship and encouraged others to persevere if they are having trouble...

David Oyelowo And Rosamund Pike Film To Open 60th Bfi London Film Festival

Based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams, the movie tells the true story of the marriage of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), to Ruth Williams, an office worker, played by British...

Lupita Nyong'o: 'Directing Is On The Cards'

The multi-talented actress, who graduated with a master's degree in drama from Yale School of Drama, reveals she has some experience in directing and would like to explore filmic storytelling further."I would like to direct...

Oscars President Promises Changes To Promote Diversity

Awards host Chris Rock, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer took to social media shortly after the nominations were announced last week (ends17Jan16) to denounce the exclusion of...

Peter Morgan Feared Cbe Letter Was A Speeding Fine

The man behind the script for 2006's Helen Mirren film The Queen, admits he is "surprised, delighted and proud" to be among those on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours List and a...

Hollywood Stars Aim To End Modern Slavery

Actors Robin Wright, David Oyelowo and Wagner Moura opened the 50 for Freedom project by starring in videos in which they read out testimonials from adults and children around the world who have...

Daniel Craig To Join David Oyelowo For Off-broadway Production Of 'Othello'

Daniel Craig is set to join David Oyelowo in an off-Broadway production of Shakespeare tragedy Othello in New York next fall. The play will be staged at the prestigious New York Theatre Workshop and will...

David Oyelowo And Daniel Craig To Face Off In Othello

The two Brits will portray Othello and Iago in the off-Broadway New York Theatre Workshop next year (16), according to the New York Times. Tony Award winner Sam Gold will direct...

David Oyelowo: 'Britain Is Failing Minority Actors'

The British actor made an appearance at an event held at the BFI Southbank in London on Monday (28Sep15) to launch a study by the Creative Industry Foundation and Mobo, which suggests ethnic...

David Oyelowo's Wife Loved His Buff Captive Physique

The Brit spent weeks getting in top shape for his role as real-life thug Brian Nichols in the Jerry Jameson film and his wife of 17 years was more than pleased with the...

Chiwetel Ejiofor And David Oyelowo To Be Honoured For Charity Work

The two stars, who both have Nigerian roots, are to be handed a Global Promise Award by bosses of The GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit organisation which helps provide healthcare and education to women...

Pierce Brosnan Reckons The Time Is Right For A Black Or Gay James Bond

There’s been much talk about Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond, potentially becoming the first black man to portray 007 on the big screen. However, Pierce Brosnan has said that he could...

David Oyelowo Voices James Bond In New Audiobook

The Selma star is the first black actor to portray the secret agent, seeing off competition from fellow Brit Idris Elba, who is considered the favourite to become the next movie Bond when...

David Oyelowo To Play James Bond... In Audiobook

English actor David Oyelowo has been selected to play James Bond – in an audiobook version of a brand new 007 novel penned by Anthony Horowitz. The book, titled ‘Trigger Mortis’, has been commissioned by...

David Oyelowo Voices James Bond Audiobook

David Oyelowo will voice James Bond in forthcoming thriller 'Trigger Mortis'. The Shakespearian actor will be the first black actor to play 007 and while it is for the audiobook rather than on-screen, it's a...

David Oyelowo Is A Real Life African Prince

The Selma star was born in Britain, but his grandfather was king of an area in the African country and the actor spent much of his childhood there. However, Oyelowo insists life...

Steven Spielberg Wants David Oyelowo To Play Dr. King Again

Oyelowo played the civil rights icon in the the Oscar-winning movie, but failed to land an Academy Award nomination for his performance, and he has now revealed his turn as King won him...

David Oyelowo To Portray Exiled Botswana President In New Film

A United Kingdom will chronicle the real-life story of Khama's romance with Englishwoman Ruth Williams in 1948, which led to the couple's exile in 1951. Oyelowo will serve as a producer,...

Common Refutes Oprah Winfrey Oscars Snub

The Be hitmaker, real name Lonnie Lynn, was feted with the Best Original Song award for Glory, his collaboration with John Legend for civil rights movie Selma, which Winfrey co-produced and starred in....

Oprah Winfrey And David Oyelowo Not Bitter About Oscar Snubs

Selma stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo have shrugged off their disappointment after the film lost out on the prestigious Best Picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb15), insisting the movie will live on...

Ava Duvernay 'Hurt' By David Oyelowo's Oscar Snub

Ava DuVernay is ''hurt'' David Oyelowo has not been nominated for an Oscar.The 38-year-old Brit stars as civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the DuVernay-directed hit 'Selma', but his performance - which has been...

David Oyelowo Frustrated By British Cinema

David Oyelowo doesn't think British cinema tells stories ''with black protagonists in a heroic context''.The 38-year-old actor - who recently starred as civil rights leader Martin Luther King in the Ava DuVernay-directed movie 'Selma' -...

'Selma' Honoured At Naacp Image Awards After Oscars Snub

Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in...

David Oyelowo Backs School Black History Petition

Actor David Oyelowo is throwing his support behind a campaign to introduce black history into British primary education.The Selma star is helping to raise awareness of the petition as organisers needs to obtain 100,000 signatures...

'Selma': David Oyelowo's Oscars Snub Gets More Bizarre By The Day

Though civil-rights drama Selma is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars later this month, there's a palpable sense of injustice concerning Paramount's movie - which, for a short while, was considered a serious contender...

David Oyelowo Says Barack Obama Is A Fan Of Selma

David Oyelowo has revealed US President Barack Obama is a fan of 'Selma'.The British actor stars as Martin Luther King in the movie about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and has confirmed that...

David Oyelowo Left Britain For Acting Career

David Oyelowo insists he had to move to America to further his career because of a lack of roles for black actors in Britain. The 38-year-old actor - who was born in Oxford, southern England...

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