David Oyelowo

The Idea and Reality of Change: Lessons From the Film Selma

Bukky Olaleye | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Bukky Olaleye

We may not agree with the rhetoric of President Obama, or disagree with the stylisation or representation of the film. What is difficult to contest is the ability of a well told story to impart huge life lessons, to teach, lead, and position us to walk in our own potential and to 'shape the course of things.'

British Urban Film Festival Celebrate a Decade of Championing Diverse Talent

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

That due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors and other creative talent are finding success - and meatier roles in the states is not new news. Whilst we have numerous organisations trying to redress the balance like MOBO, Screen Nation Awards and the Asian Awards, things are slow to change.

10th Screen Nation Film and TV Awards 2015. ''We're Not 'Diversity', We're Mainstream!''

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Acknowledged by the industry as 'the' media event for diverse talent and which has come to be known as the 'black Bafta's', Screen Nation Awards celebrates, rewards and promotes products and professionals of African heritage working in the UK and global film, TV and digital media industries.

'Selma' the Movie: See It. Love It. Pass It on.

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Ratcliffe

Teacher alert: If you are worried about racist language in your classroom, or any attitudes towards "people of colour", take your students to see Selma. If not, find a reason to go anyway.

Selma the Movie, UK Premiere. A Timely Arrival.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Remarkably, this is the first biography about MLK made for the big screen. The film is about a very specific moment in the city of Selma, Alabama, when black civil rights activist Martin Luther King (MLK) life, had given his "I have a dream" speech and received the Nobel peace prize, but was still frustrated by the lack of genuine progress on civil rights.

David Brands Benedict's Critics 'Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Selma’ star David Oyelowo has shared his thoughts on Benedict Cumberbatch, who faced criticism this week after using the word “coloured” duri...

'Selma' The Latest In A Long Line Of Civil Rights Struggles On Screen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Oscar-nominated 'Selma' - starring British actor David Oyelowo in a formidable portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr - tells the story of one signifi...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: David Oyelowo Is Mesmerising As MLK In 'Selma'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

If anybody ever doubted that a Brit could play American civil rights icon Martin Luther King, this clip should allay their fears. READ ALSO: Dav...

Caroline Frost

'Brad Pitt Uses His Power To Serve His Conscience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Interstellar' star David Oyelowo believes that Brad Pitt "uses his power to get things done that otherwise wouldn't". Pitt, previously a producer...

Caroline Frost

'Our Treatment Of Black Culture Is Worse Than In South Africa'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK is in a worse place than South Africa post-apartheid when it comes to the representation of black faces on screen, according to British actor t...

'Broadchurch Too White,' Complains Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lenny Henry has added his voice to those black stars lamenting the scarcity of good roles available in the UK, with the comedian turned actor naming a...

Caroline Frost

How David Oyelowo's Scary, Spooky Exit Paid Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

David Oyelowo has had his share of pinch-me moments in the last few years - co-starring with Tom Cruise, looking up at his idol Daniel Day-Lewis on th...

Review: The Paperboy (2012)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Watching The Paperboy feels a lot like swimming in the swamps of Florida. It's hot, sweaty, filthy and oddly enjoyable.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: 'Complicit' Was A Quieter, Deeper, Bigger 'Spooks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fans of David Oyelowo who warmed to him as ill-fated spy Danny Hunter in 'Spooks' would have been happy to find him on familiar territory here… as E...

Film Review - Jack Reacher

Jeffrey Winston Aidoo | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeffrey Winston Aidoo

Cruise plays this role in a no-nonsense, matter of fact way which really allows him to shine as Reacher. He swaggers through the film with the confidence and authority of a 6'5" WWE wrestler and delivers a believable, genuinely entertaining performance, full of character, wit and good old-fashioned justice.