David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey were among the stars who turned out for a special screening of their movie Selma at the White House.

The British actor, who plays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights drama, met U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during the event on Friday (16Jan15) at their official residence in Washington, D.C.

He attended with his wife, Jessica, and their kids as well as his father Stephen, and New York Post gossip column Page Six reports that Obama was full of praise for Oyelowo's young son, saying, "As handsome as David is, I am sure we'll see a lot more from his son, who is even more handsome."

Selma star/producer Winfrey was also on hand for the screening along with director Ava DuVernay and rapper Common, who collaborated with John Legend on the film's Oscar-nominated song Glory.