Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor5 posts
10 Jul, 2014
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Emmy nomination

Nomination

Ejiofor is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Louis Lester on Dancing on the Edge.

I am delighted to be recognized by the Emmys for a role in a project that I am incredibly proud of. Working with Stephen Poliakoff and this amazing ensemble cast and getting to play such an extraordinary character was a tremendous experience.

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

13 Feb, 2014
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Tavis Smiley interview

Interview

Ejiofor discusses his career and role in the film, 12 Years a Slave, in this interview for PBS.

It’s been an incredible journey with this film. I really – I think it’s just a film we’re all so deeply proud of, and we were just deeply passionate about making. It’s been incredible, the way it’s been received. So I’m kind of thrilled about it.

4 Feb, 2014
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Essence Cover

Magazine Cover

winfreyWinfrey, Whitaker, Jordan, and Ejiofor appear on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss their upcoming movies, The Help and 12 Years A Slave. Winfrey on being sexy:

I don’t think of myself as being sexy and I’m not even sure how one is sexy.

Ejiofor on his role:

Even though there were emotional moments to shoot, overall I think every member of the cast and crew was there for one reason: They felt it was a tale that deserved to be told.

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