Friday, April 27, 2012
The Butler (An Upcoming Movie starring David Oyelowo)
David Oyelowo to star alongside Oprah WInfrey and Forest Whitaker in an upcoming epic movie titled "The Butler"
British born Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo has emerged as a stunning chameleon in each project he has appeared in and has continued to receive positive reviews since his first major movie break in 2000… when he became the first black actor to portray an English monarch for the Royal Shakespeare Company when he played the title role in a production of Henry VI Parts I, II and III
The 36 year old actor is steadily becoming a staple part of Hollywood since his US debut in two HBO productions, the Kenneth Branagh directed "As You Like It" in August 2006 and as the lead in the mini-series "Five Days," for which he won the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance
His panache and sterling performances in some of UK’s best TV series and movies helped in land starring roles in Hollywood block-busters like The Last King of Scotland, The Help, Red Tails and Derailed
The talented thespian is currently set to play a unique role in Lee Daniel’s upcoming controversial epic, ‘The Butler’ which will also star Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey
We start [shooting] The Butler in June and that’s incredibly exciting for me because I get to work with the amazing Forest Whitaker again. It’s a phenomenal script and a great, great role — I play his son. Oprah Winfrey is his wife and my mother. My character is a radical, civil rights activist.” David told BET in a recent interview.
(Credit: Fakile Wale )