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Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor[2] CBE (/ˈtʃuːɪtɛl ˈɛdʒioʊfɔːr/ CHOO-i-tel EJ-ee-oh-for; born 10 July 1977)[2][3] is an English actor.[4] After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre
National Youth Theatre
in 1995, and attending the London
London
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.[5][6] Ejiofor portrayed the characters Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), The Operative in Serenity (2005), Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup
in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Dr. Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016), Watson in Sherlock Gnomes (2018), and most recently Scar in the upcoming The Lion King
The Lion King
(2019). For 12 Years a Slave, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance on Dancing on the Edge.[7] Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello
Othello
in 2008. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
for services to the arts.[8] He was elevated to Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Birthday Honours.[9]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Theatre

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate, to middle-class Nigerian parents.[10][11] His father, Arinze, was a doctor, and his mother, Obiajulu, was a pharmacist. His younger sister is CNN correspondent Zain Asher.[12] In 1988, when Ejiofor was 11, during a family trip to Nigeria
Nigeria
for a wedding, he and his father were driving to Lagos
Lagos
after the celebrations when their car was involved in a head-on crash with a lorry. His father was killed, and Ejiofor was badly injured, and received scars that are still visible on his forehead.[13][14] Ejiofor began acting in school plays at the age of fourteen at Dulwich College and joined the National Youth Theatre. He got into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art but left after his first year, after being cast in Steven Spielberg's film Amistad. He played the title role in Othello
Othello
at the Bloomsbury Theatre
Bloomsbury Theatre
in September 1995, and again at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
in 1996, when he starred opposite Rachael Stirling as Desdemona. Career[edit] Ejiofor made his film debut in the television film Deadly Voyage (1996).[15] He went on to become a stage actor in London. In Steven Spielberg's Amistad,[15] he gave support to Djimon Hounsou's Cinque as interpreter Ensign James Covey. In 1999, he appeared in the British film G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time. In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre
Royal National Theatre
(Cottesloe stage), and later at the Duchess Theatre. That same year, his performance as Romeo
Romeo
in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award. Ejiofor was awarded the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in 2000. For his performance in Blue/Orange, Ejiofor received the London
London
Evening Standard Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2000 and a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001.[16] Ejiofor had his first leading film role playing Nicky Burkett in Jeremy Cameron's It Was an Accident (2000). In 2002, he starred in Dirty Pretty Things,[15] for which he won a British Independent Film Award for best actor. In the following year, he was part of the ensemble cast of Love Actually,[15] starred in a BBC
BBC
adaptation of Chaucer's The Knight's Tale
The Knight's Tale
and also starred on the BBC
BBC
series Trust. Also in 2003, he starred in the lead role of Augustus in the radio production of Rita Dove's poetic drama "The Darker Face of the Earth", which premiered on the BBC
BBC
World Service on 23 August of that year, marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. He starred alongside Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
in Red Dust (2004), portraying the fictional politician Alex Mpondo of post-apartheid South Africa. He played the central role of Prince Alamayou in Peter Spafford's radio play I Was a Stranger, broadcast on BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
on 17 May 2004, and he played the god Dionysus, alongside Paul Scofield's Cadmus
Cadmus
and Diana Rigg's Agave, in Andrew Rissik's play, Dionysus, based upon Euripides' Bacchae, also broadcast by the BBC. He played Mike Terry, in the cult film Redbelt
Redbelt
that received favourable reviews. He also received acclaim for his performance as a complex antagonist The Operative in the film Serenity (2005).[15] Ejiofor played a revolutionary in the film Children of Men
Children of Men
(2006).[15] His singing and acting performance in Kinky Boots received a Golden Globe Award[15] and British Independent Film Award nomination. He was also nominated for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, which recognises emerging British film talent. Ejiofor's performance in Tsunami: The Aftermath received a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film in 2007.[15]

Ejiofor at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
premiere of Redbelt

In 2007, Ejiofor starred opposite Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
in Talk
Talk
to Me,[17] a film based on the true story of Ralph "Petey" Greene
Ralph "Petey" Greene
(played by Cheadle), an African-American radio personality in the 1960s and 1970s. He performed on stage in The Seagull
The Seagull
at the Royal Court Theatre from 18 January to 17 March 2007, then later that year reprised his role as Othello
Othello
at the Donmar Warehouse, alongside Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly
as Desdemona
Desdemona
and Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
as Iago. The production received favourable reviews, with particularly strong praise for Ejiofor. " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
produces one of the most memorable performances of Othello
Othello
in recent years".[18] He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance.[15] He also narrated for the BBC
BBC
television film, Partition: The Day India Burned (2007), which was based on the Partition of India. Ejiofor was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.[19] In the same year, he made his directorial debut in the short film Slapper, which he also wrote, based on an idea by editor/director Yusuf Pirhasan.[20] Ejiofor appeared alongside John Cusack
John Cusack
in the film 2012 (2009). The film went on to gross over $700 million, and is among the list of highest-grossing films of all time and placing 5th of top films of 2009. He played CIA officer Darryl Peabody in Salt (2010), and the Golden Globe Award-nominated leading role of band creator Louis Lester on the BBC
BBC
Two drama series Dancing on the Edge (2013), which played on Starz in the United States.[15] In 2013, Ejiofor took on the role of Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup
in 12 Years a Slave. The film was based on Northup's memoir, edited in 1968 by historians Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, of Northup's experience as a free black man in New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in Louisiana. On casting, director Steve McQueen said:

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
was always going to be Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup
for me. I was looking for someone that had that genteelness, that kind of humanity. Knowing that humanity was going to be tested under certain duress and circumstances, I needed a person who could actually keep hold of that, even through periods of extraordinary trying and extraordinary situations where it would be tested to its absolute limit. He was the only person.[21]

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Ejiofor said he briefly hesitated about playing Northup. "You wait all your life for a great script to come through the door. You're hassling your agent and all that, and then it comes and you read it and your first reaction surprises you. Your first reaction being, 'Can I do this?'"[22] He accepted the role about 24 hours later.[23] As part of his preparation, Ejiofor learned to play the violin, collected slave stories, maintained a slave's edge up hairstyle, and engaged in some of the physical labour that Northup did like picking cotton.[24] Since he had not worked with McQueen before, Ejiofor also observed the working dynamic between the director and co-star Michael Fassbender, who worked with McQueen on Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011).[25] On playing Northup, Ejiofor did feel a responsibility, not being American, to get the story of Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup
as current he could, adding "I've been very grateful to show the film to his descendants and see them be so proud of it."[26]

Ejiofor in 2015

12 Years a Slave opened to wide acclaim, with many critics citing Ejiofor's performance and declaring him an almost-certain Academy Award nominee for Best Actor.[22][24][26][27] From Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly: "It is Chiwetel Ejiofor's extraordinary performance that holds the movie together, and that allows us to watch it without blinking. He plays Solomon with a powerful inner strength, yet he never soft-pedals the silent nightmare that is Solomon's daily existence."[28] From Christopher Orr at The Atlantic: "Ejiofor has given notable performances in the past (Dirty Pretty Things, Serenity, Talk
Talk
to Me), but this is by far his most essential role to date. Stoic, watchful, compromising himself just enough to stay alive, he is the point of stillness and decency around which spin the madnesses of the film."[29] In his The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
review, Todd McCarthy wrote, "Ejiofor is terrific in a demanding character who's put through the wringer physically, mentally and emotionally."[30] On 16 January 2014, Ejiofor was officially nominated for Best Actor for the 86th Academy Awards
Academy Awards
on 2 March. As of September 2013, Ejiofor was slated to portray Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Lumumba
in a film adaptation of Aimé Césaire's A Season in the Congo, a role in which he had performed on stage at the Young Vic. Joe Wright, who directed the play, was to also direct the film.[31][32] In 2014, Ejiofor starred in the Nigerian film Half of a Yellow Sun alongside Thandie Newton.[33] It was announced in June 2014 that Ejiofor would play real-life drug dealer Thomas McFadden in film based on the book Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail, written by McFadden and Australian journalist Rusty Young.[34] In 2016, Ejifor played Baron Mordo
Baron Mordo
in the Marvel film Doctor Strange.[35] That same year, it was announced that he would play Peter in the upcoming film Mary Magdalene, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Garth Davis.[36] He was officially chosen on 1 November 2017 for the role of Scar (originally played by Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
in the 1994 animated film) for the CGI live action remake, The Lion King
The Lion King
(2019) directed by Jon Favreau.[37] Personal life[edit] Ejiofor is friends with fellow British actors Benedict Cumberbatch,[38] Idris Elba
Idris Elba
[39] and Andrew Lincoln, the last of whom he has been close to since they starred together in the play Blue/Orange
Blue/Orange
in London
London
in 2000.[40] In 2015, Ejiofor was honoured with a Global Promise Award by The GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit welfare organisation in West Africa for his charity work in Nigeria.[41] On 12 September, Ejiofor, as well as Cate Blanchett, Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington
Kit Harington
and Stanley Tucci, was featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of real refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, of which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.[42][43] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1997 Amistad Ensign James Covey Steven Spielberg

1999 G:MT – Greenwich Mean Time Rix John Strickland

2002 Dirty Pretty Things Okwe lander Stephen Frears

2003 Love Actually Peter Richard Curtis

Three Blind Mice Mark Hayward

2004 She Hate Me Frank Wills Spike Lee

Red Dust Alex Mpondo Tom Hooper

Melinda and Melinda Ellis Moonsong Woody Allen

2005 Four Brothers Victor Sweet John Singleton

Serenity The Operative Joss Whedon

Slow Burn Ty Trippin Wayne Beach

Kinky Boots Simon / Lola Julian Jarrold

2006 Inside Man Detective Bill Mitchell Spike Lee

Children of Men Luke Alfonso Cuarón

2007 Talk
Talk
to Me Dewey Hughes Kasi Lemmons

American Gangster Huey Lucas Ridley Scott

2008 Redbelt Mike Terry David Mamet

Slapper

Himself Short film; writer, director

2009 Endgame Thabo Mbeki Pete Travis

2012 Dr. Adrian Helmsley Roland Emmerich

2010 Salt Darryl Peabody Phillip Noyce

2013 Savannah Christmas Moultrie Annette Haywood-Carter

12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup Steve McQueen AACTA International Award for Best Actor American Black Film Festival Award for Best Actor Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Black Reel Award for Best Actor Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best International Actor London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Actor Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Screen Nation Award for Male Performance in Film St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Village Voice Film Poll Award for Best Actor Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Award for Best Actor Nominated — Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated — Dublin Film Festival
Dublin Film Festival
Award for Best Actor Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated — Gotham Award
Gotham Award
for Best Actor Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead Nominated — London
London
Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year Nominated — Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Nominated — Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor Nominated — Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor

Half of a Yellow Sun Odenigbo Biyi Bandele

2015 Z for Zachariah John Loomis Craig Zobel

The Martian Vincent Kapoor Ridley Scott

Secret in Their Eyes Ray Kasten Billy Ray

2016 Triple 9 Michael Atwood John Hillcoat

Doctor Strange Karl Mordo Scott Derrickson

2018 Come Sunday Carlton Pearson Joshua Marston

Mary Magdalene Peter Garth Davis

Sherlock Gnomes Gnome Watson (voice) John Stevenson Post-production

2019 The Lion King Scar (voice) Jon Favreau Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1996 Deadly Voyage Ebow Television film

2001 Murder in Mind DS McCorkindale Episode: "Teacher"

2003 Twelfth Night Orsino Television film

Trust Ashley Carter 6 episodes

The Canterbury Tales Paul Segment: The Knight's Tale

2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath Ian Carter Television film

2007 Partition: The Day India Burned Narrator

2011 The Shadow Line Jonah Gabriel 7 episodes

2013 Dancing on the Edge Louis Lester 6 episodes

Phil Spector Mock Prosecutor Television film

2017 Red Nose Day Actually Peter Television short film

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1995 Othello Othello Bloomsbury Theatre

1996 Othello Othello Theatre Royal, Glasgow

1997 Macbeth Malcolm Bristol Old Vic

1999 Sparkleshark Russell Royal National Theatre

2000 Blue/Orange Chris Royal National Theatre

Romeo
Romeo
and Juliet Romeo
Romeo
Montague Royal National Theatre

Peer Gynt Young Peer Royal National Theatre

2002 The Vortex Nicky Lancaster Donmar Warehouse

2007 The Seagull Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin Royal Court Theatre

Othello Othello Donmar Warehouse

2013 A Season in the Congo Patrice Lumumba Young Vic

2015 Everyman Everyman Royal National Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Chiwetel Ejiofor References[edit]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor
is appointed a CBE for services to drama by the Duke of Cambridge". News release. London. Daily Mail. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ "2014 Emmy Awards: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fargo' Lead Nominations". variety. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  ^ "'Kinky Boots' actor Chiwetel receives OBE from Queen". Hello. UK. Retrieved 19 December 2008.  ^ "2015 Queen's Birthday Honours" (PDF). The London
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Gazette.  ^ Hattenstone, Simon (10 July 2004). "The rainbow's end Arts". The Guardian. London. Life, he says, was always precarious for his parents in Nigeria
Nigeria
– they belonged to the Christian Ibo tribe...  ^ Vernon, Polly (13 February 2016). "Chiwetel Ejiofor: racism and Hollywood". The Times UK. (Subscription required (help)).  ^ Danny Walker (17 January 2014). "Oscars: Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor's sister Zain Asher cry on live TV following Oscar nomination - Mirror Online". mirror.  ^ Raphael, Amy. "Almost famous", The Guardian, 3 November 2002. Retrieved 9 July 2007. ^ Husband, Stuart (11 November 2007). "Chiwetel Ejiofor: it's always the quiet ones..." The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 16 January 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2010.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
Profile". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 January 2016.  ^ Talk
Talk
to Me Archived 2 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine., FocusFeatures.com. Retrieved 29 July 2007. ^ Press reviews: Othello, BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2007 ^ "No. 58729". The London
London
Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2008. p. 10.  ^ Ejiofor, Chiwetel (18 June 2008). "Can you bring it down a notch, Bill?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 17 August 2010.  ^ McCracken, Kristin (11 September 2013). "Interview: Steve McQueen Talks '12 Years A Slave,' 'Django Unchained', Pitt & Fassbender & More". The Playlist. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ a b Kennedy, Lisa (27 October 2013). " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
takes us down a rabbit hole in '12 Years a Slave'". The Denver Post. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ Horn, John (6 September 2013). "In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ a b Wallenger, Christopber (19 October 2013). "Chiwetel Ejiofor breaks through in '12 Years a Slave'". Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ Mandell, Andrea (17 October 2013). "'12 Years' captures brutality, reality of slavery". USA Today. Retrieved 5 November 2013.  ^ a b Simon, Jeff (3 November 2013). " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
on one of the great film performances of 2013 in '12 Years a Slave'". Buffalo News. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ Mandell, Andrea (16 November 2013). "Oscar buzz follows Fassbender, Ejiofor in '12 Years'". USA Today. Retrieved 5 November 2013.  ^ Gleiberman, Owen (7 September 2013). "Toronto 2013: '12 Years a Slave' is a landmark of cruelty and transcendence". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 November 2013.  ^ Orr, Christopher (18 October 2013). "The Searing, Visceral 12 Years a Slave". The Atlantic. Retrieved 6 November 2013.  ^ McCarthy, Todd (31 August 2013). " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
on one of the great film performances of 2013 in '12 Years a Slave'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 November 2013.  ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (16 September 2013). " Joe Wright
Joe Wright
To Direct Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
in Adaptation of Play 'A Season in the Congo'". The Playlist. Retrieved 4 November 2013.  ^ Alberge, Dalya (14 September 2013). " Young Vic
Young Vic
turns film studio as it remakes stage hits for cinema". The Guardian. London, UK.  ^ Soffell, Jenny (21 October 2013). "'Half of a Yellow Sun': Thandie Newton, typhoid and a tale of civil war". cnn. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  ^ " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
set for drug dealer role", BBC
BBC
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
to play Peter the apostle in Mary Magdalene film Film". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-05-09.  ^ " Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Will Voice Scar in The Lion King". Retrieved 2017-08-07.  ^ "'Doctor Strange': Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Confirms His Appearance, Excited To Work With Benedict Cumberbatch". IB Times. Retrieved 12 January 2016. , ^ "I love Idris Elba
Idris Elba
— we've been friends for 20 years, says rival award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor". Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 January 2016.  ^ " Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Lincoln
and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Agree Mark in Love Actually
Love Actually
is a Creep". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  ^ Mannie Holmes (22 September 2015). "Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Oyelowo Talk
Talk
Nigeria's Girls, Uzo Aduba & Diversity at Fundraiser". variety.com. Retrieved 6 May 2016.  ^ "2016 Stories - #WithRefugees". Retrieved 2016-09-14.  ^ "What They Took With Them - #WithRefugees". 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 

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Awards for Chiwetel Ejiofor

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AACTA International Award for Best Actor

Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film

Ray Winstone
Ray Winstone
(1998) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1999) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2000) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
(2002) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2003) Phil Davis (2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Tony Curran
Tony Curran
(2006) Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Dave Johns (2016) Josh O'Connor
Josh O'Connor
(2017)

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(1987) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1992) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1993) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2000) Brian Cox / Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2001) Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
/ Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Paul Dano
Paul Dano
/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips
(1988) Max Perlich (1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(1991) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(1992) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1993) Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palminteri
(1994) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(1995) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(1996) Jason Lee (1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1998) Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2001) Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
(2002) Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2007) James Franco
James Franco
(2008) Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
(2009) John Hawkes (2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2015) Ben Foster
Ben Foster
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017)

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London
London
Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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