David Oyelowo

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By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

File image of Ava DuVernay. Photograph: Getty Images

Diversity swings and roundabouts. Earlier this month, the Academy Awards ceremony was careful to rally around the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. By th(...)

Charlize Theron in Gringo. She plays a self-preserving schemer whose idea of small talk is to gasp at a Mexican colleague’s family photographs: “Do they not sell condoms down here?”

 The deluge of unlovely imitations that followed Quentin Tarantino’s earliest and best-loved films were a particular blight on 1990s cinema. That(...)

Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson in a new Sky Arts show, Urban Myths

Picture the scene. A casting meeting in an office somewhere in Greater London for Urban Myths, a Sky Arts satirical comedy series about things that m(...)

A judge told former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli he had suffered a ‘spectacular fall from grace’. Photograph: Reuters

On an unseasonably sunny autumn day in the City of London, a group of about a dozen traders at a commodities brokerage firm were perched around a conf(...)

Oscars  host Neil Patrick Harris stands unclothed onstage during this year’s ceremony. Harris’s performance as host drew poor reviews. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Love him or hate him, Neil Patrick Harris proved to be one of the hardest-working hosts in Oscar history on Sunday night, singing, dancing and even sp(...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

Notable minority exclusions at this year’s Oscars include British actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay of Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma, which earned a best picture nomination.  Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity among Academy Awards voters after no(...)

David Oyelowo:   “When I first read the script, in 2007, my reaction was spiritual. I felt a call of God that I was going to do this.” Photograph:  Bon Duke/New York Times

Having watched Selma, it’s impossible not to do a double take when David Oyelowo walks into the room. He is a svelte, youthful-looking 38-year-old,(...)

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it inspires her to speed up the push for more diversity. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The head of the Oscars, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has responded to controversy over the all-white acting list in this year’s Oscar nominations, saying it i(...)

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