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David Oyelowo Accidentally Kissed Barber During Fumbled Handshake

The British Nigerian actor has risen to prominence in Hollywood in recent years, having gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Louis Gaines in 2013's The Butler and Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014...

David Oyelowo Traversed His UK And African Heritage

Even though it was a global news story in the 1940s when Seretse Khama, the crown prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), married white Englishwoman Ruth Williams, causing a political crisis both in London where he...

David Oyelowo Visited By Botswana President During Film Shoot

In the movie, the Selma star portrays Prince Seretse Khama, who courted controversy in the late 1940s after marrying white British woman Ruth Williams, played by Rosamund Pike. The romance led to...

David Oyelowo's Kids Don't Approve Of Kissing Scenes

David Oyelowo's children don't like watching their father kiss other women.The 'Selma' star - who has four children with his wife Jessica Oyelowo - lets his kids tune into some of his films and watch...

David Oyelowo: There Should Be More Women Directors

David Oyelowo wants more female directors in the film industry.The 'A United Kingdom' star is keen to see more women take the helm of movies and admits one of the ''biggest challenges'' of modern day...

David Oyelowo: 'My Kids Don't Like To See Me Kiss Other Actresses'

The Selma star's kids have seen some of the movies and plays in which he has featured, but David reveals he has to sit his children in a far away section while he...

David Oyelowo's Wife Was Not Happy About His Romance In A United Kingdom

In the biographical movie, the Selma star portrays Seretse Khama, a real-life prince from Botswana, who courts controversy after marrying a white British woman, played by Rosamund, in the late 1940s. A...

Under The Shadow Leads National Film Awards Nominations

Iranian horror 'Under the Shadow' leads the nominations at the National Film Awards UK with eight nods.The 1980s-set Persian-language tale has earned firsttime filmmaker Babak Anvari nods for Best Director and Best Screenplay, while...

David Oyelowo: Daniel Craig Is An 'Obsessive Workaholic Nutter'

Daniel Craig is an ''obsessive workaholic nutter'', according to David Oyelowo.The 'Selma' actor has likened himself to his 'Othello' co-star as they both seek out perfection in their work.He told Entertainment Tonight: ''I don't mean...

Rosamund Pike Happy Being 'No 2'

Rosamund Pike is happy playing ''No. 2''. The 37-year-old actress - who shot to fame as psychopath Amy Dunne opposite Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl' - admitted she has no qualms playing second...

David Oyelowo Says He Is Reluctant To Talk About Diversity

David Oyelowo is a reluctant ''spokesperson for diversity''.The 40-year-old actor has been openly critical about the lack of diversity in the British movie business, but David has admitted he wishes he did not have to...

Rosamund Pike Is As Brave As Her Character

Rosamund Pike thinks she is as ''brave'' as her 'A United Kingdom' character.The 37-year-old actress - who has sons Solo, four, and Atom, 23 months, with partner Robie Uniacke - had a home birth because...

David Oyelowo Wants Boxing Movie Role

David Oyelowo has ''very real ambitions'' to star in a boxing movie.The 40-year-old actor currently has a movie about fighter Sugar Ray Robinson in development, and though it is a role he'd love, he's still...

Lupita Nyong'o: Superhero Film Was On My Bucket List

Lupita Nyong'o was beyond thrilled to be cast in 'Black Panther' as a superhero film was on her ''bucket list''.The 33-year-old actress recently nabbed the part of Wakandan special forces warrior Nakia, a member of...

David Oyelowo Criticises Game Of Thrones Over Lack Of Diversity In Storylines

The Selma star is dismayed actors of colour only have secondary roles in the show, and he thinks the show's writers and directors can and should do better. "The fact that they...

Rod Stewart Receives Knighthood From Prince William

The 71-year-old musician was invited to Buckingham Palace in London where he was honoured for his services to the music industry and charity work. The Maggie May singer arrived for the investiture...

David Oyelowo Urges Greater Diversity In The British Film Industry

British actor David Oyelowo, star of prestigious movies like Selma and the newly-released A United Kingdom, has called on the British film industry to expand its efforts for increased diversity, claiming that he moved to...

David Oyelowo Calls For More Diversity In UK Film Industry

David Oyelowo believes there is a lack of opportunities for black actors in the UK.The 40-year-old actor has called for greater diversity in the movie business, after a report by the British Film Institute revealed...

David Oyelowo Gushes About 'Charismatic' Co-star Rosamund Pike

The Selma actor stars in the romantic drama about Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who causes an international stir in the late 1940s when he marries Ruth, a white woman from London.Speaking about the casting...

Rosamund Pike And David Oyelowo Make History At Bfi Film Festival With 'A United Kingdom'

The BFI London Film Festival made history on Wednesday by opening with Amma Asante’s biopic A United Kingdom, starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo.The film is the first directed by a black woman to open...

David Oyelowo Was Inspired To Become A Citizen After Filming Selma

The star played late civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King in the 2014 film, which centred on the efforts made while securing equal voting rights for African Americans in the 1960s, and...

David Oyelowo Has Become A U.s. Citizen

The 40-year-old Selma star was born in Oxford, England and is of Nigerian descent, but has been acting in America for several years and recently became a naturalised citizen. Oyelowo let...

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...

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