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David Oyelowo

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Asher means 'happy and blessed' which embodies my eldest. Caleb means 'stubborn and tenacious dog' and I can't even tell you how much that is my little boy! It was a useful warning.

— David Oyelowo

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Because I was aspirational, I did my work, I was respectful to my teachers, I experienced a lot of bullying from the black kids. My friends were largely white or Asian.

— David Oyelowo

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Considering that I'm British and I talk the way I do, I love it when a director takes a chance on me.

— David Oyelowo

#chance #considering #director #i #i do

I am a father, I am very aware of the things that I'm putting out in the world knowing that one day my children will watch the work that I've done. I want to be able to stand by it.

— David Oyelowo

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I consider myself a human being, a Christian, a father, a husband, so many things, before being a black person.

— David Oyelowo

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I don't have a tailor, but I do love clothes.

— David Oyelowo

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I have a bee in my bonnet as to how few black historical figures one sees on film; incredible stories, stories from which we are living the legacy and which just don't get made.

— David Oyelowo

#black #few #figures #film #get

I hear God as an audible voice.

— David Oyelowo

#god #hear #i #voice

I like to think of myself as a physical actor.

— David Oyelowo

#i #like #myself #physical #think

A film centered around the Second World War with a predominantly white cast would not have the pressure on it that 'Red Tails' has.

— David Oyelowo

#cast #centered #film #predominantly #pressure

About David Oyelowo

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After A levels Oyelowo enrolled for a year on an art foundation course before being funded through training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) by Nicholas Hytner. In a major landmark for colour-blind casting Oyelowo was the first black actor to play an English king in a major production of Shakespeare and although this casting choice was initially criticised by some in the media Oyelowo's performance was critically acclaimed and later won the 2001 Ian Charleson Award for best performance by an actor under 30 in a classical play. Stage
He began his stage career in 1999 when he was offered a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing roles in Ben Jonson's Volpone as the title character in Oroonoko (which he also performed in the BBC radio adaptation) and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1999) alongside Guy Henry Frances de la Tour and Alan Bates.

David Oyelowo (born 1 April 1976) is an English actor.

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