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David Oyelowo: Being British Helped With Selma

19th December 2014

David Oyelowo thinks being British helped his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.The 38-year-old actor plays the civil rights activist in 'Selma' and thinks having more of a distance from the freedom fighter than a...

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David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To Fruition

By Holly Williams | 18th December 2014

David Oyelowo became involved with Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' seven years ago; a project which saw many pitfalls along the way - from financing to director selection - but is now here to tell...

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David Oyelowo Joining Lupita Nyong'o In Americanah Adaptation

16th December 2014

British actor David Oyelowo has landed a role opposite Lupita Nyong'o in the big screen adaptation of critically-acclaimed romance novel Americanah.The Selma star is rounding out a successful 2014 by joining the Oscar winning-actress in...

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Selma Stars Hope Film Inspires Peaceful Protests After Cop Killings

15th December 2014

Selma stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo hope their new film about the American civil rights movement will inspire U.S. protesters to keep current demonstrations peaceful in the aftermath of two controversial police killings.Oyelowo has...

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The Things They Say: 4504467

11th December 2014

"We're in Toronto, it's snowing outside, I'm with one of my best friends in the whole world, David Oyelowo. We're very, very thrilled that the film was recognised, what a morning!" Selma director Ava Duvernay...

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David Oyelowo To Receive The Breakthrough Performance Award At The Palm Springs International Film Festival

8th December 2014

British actor David Oyelowo is set to receive the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival next year (15).The Lee Daniels' The Butler star will be feted for his role as late...

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Oprah Winfrey's Tuna Sandwich Agreement

12th November 2014

Oprah Winfrey only agreed to be in 'Selma' after learning her character used to watch her talk show while eating tuna sandwiches. The 60-year-old star appears as civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in the...

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The Things They Say: 4446677

6th November 2014

"Oprah is a huge figure in my life now. She saw an audition tape of me being Martin Luther King, Jr. and she became obsessed. And from that moment on, I would get phone calls...

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Dylan Baker To Star In Selma

18th June 2014

Dylan Baker has joined the cast of 'Selma'.The 'Spider-Man 2' actor will star as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in the upcoming film about 1960s civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., according to Deadline.com.Hoover...

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'Star Wars Episode Vii' Rumours - Will "Jedi-hunters" Be The Villains?

By Elinor Cosgrave | 17th June 2014

The plot of Star Wars is already being widely discussed despite the producers' attempts to keep the story line under wraps. Rumours are flying amuck about the possible plot and some of them are originating...

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Tim Roth Cast In Mlk Biopic Selma

4th June 2014

Tim Roth will star in Martin Luther King drama 'Selma'.The 53-year-old actor is set to play the Alabama governor George Wallace, ''who favoured segregation and whose bullying tactics galvanised Martin Luther King Jr and the...

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Tom Wilkinson In Talks To Play President Johnson In Civil Rights Film

28th March 2014

British actor Tom Wilkinson is in talks to play U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson in a new civil rights drama, which will feature David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr.Selma, which will be produced by...

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Oprah Winfrey Has Signed On To Produce Selma

26th February 2014

Oprah Winfrey has signed on to produce 'Selma'. The 60-year-old star will work on the forthcoming drama based on civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his 1965 landmark voting rights campaign, which was regarded...

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Oprah Winfrey To Produce Martin Luther King Drama

20th January 2014

Oprah Winfrey is set to produce Martin Luther King drama 'Selma'.The actress-and-talk show host has confirmed she will help produce the upcoming film which will see David Oyelowo - who played her son in 'The...

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And The First Actor Cast In Star Wars Episode Vii Is...The Guy From Spooks?

By Michael West | 24th September 2013

David Oyelowo, the British actor best known for the BBC series Spooks, is reportedly the first actor to be signed up for Star Wars Episode VII.The actor has been rumored heavily as of late, though...

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David Oyelowo & Freddie Prinze, Jr. Onboard For New Star Wars Tv Series

24th September 2013

The Force will soon be strong for The Butler star David Oyelowo and Freddie Prinze, Jr. - the two stars have signed on to be part of George Lucas' new CGI-animated Star Wars Tv series.The...

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David Oyelowo Joins Interstellar

31st July 2013

Christopher Nolan has cast David Oyelowo and David Gyasi in 'Interstellar'.'The Dark Knight Rises' director's eagerly anticipated sci-fi movie has added two new actors to its already star-studded cast led by Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain...

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Forest Whitaker As 'The Butler' Could Be A Recipe For Success [Trailer]

By Michael West | 23rd May 2013

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online. It has always been assumed that Harvey Weinstein believes the film is one of his better...

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Jurassic Park 4 On Hold

9th May 2013

'Jurassic Park 4' has been delayed indefinitely.The fourth installment in the dinosaur adventure series - which is being directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Steven Spielberg - had been scheduled for release in June...

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Forest Whitaker's 'The Butler' Clearly Has Oscar Glory In Its Sights [Trailer]

By Michael West | 8th May 2013

The first trailer for 'Precious' director Lee Daniels' new movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker has rolled out online and Harvey Weinstein's ambitions of taking this film all the way to the Oscars couldn't be...

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Zoe Saldana Will Blow Away Critics As Nina Simone, Says Co-star

22nd February 2013

Actor David Oyelowo has heaped praise on Zoe Saldana's portrayal of singer Nina Simone in a new biopic, insisting his co-star will blow away critics with her vocals.Cynthia Mort, the director of the upcoming film...

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Nicole Kidman Refuses To Utter 'N-word' On Paperboy Set

By Contributor | 14th February 2013

Nicole Kidman refused to utter the 'N- word' when shooting new film The Paperboy, according to her co-star David Oyelowo.Following the recent release of Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, the use of the 'N-word' has...

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David Oyelowo Had To Leave Lincoln Set To Film With Tom Cruise

11th February 2013

British actor David Oyelowo panicked on the set of Oscar-tipped movie Lincoln when he realised a scheduling clash meant he was simultaneously due to shoot scenes with Tom Cruise hundreds of miles away.The Spooks star...

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Nicole Kidman Debuts Peroxide Blonde Hair

3rd August 2011

Nicole Kidman has undergone a dramatic appearance change for her role in the upcoming drama 'The Paperboy'. The actress has swapped her fiery red hair for a peroxide blonde style and debuted her new look...

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Daniels Hires Brit To Play Luther King, Jr.

17th March 2010

PRECIOUS director LEE DANIELS has turned to Britain while casting for his civil rights movie SELMA - he's hired U.K. actor DAVID OYELOWO to play iconic American MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is turning...

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