Find the best quotes by David Oyelowo.
‘The Help’ sheds light on a certain truth in America, but the tragedy is if we don’t get a chance to contrast it with other…
In my time since moving to the United States, I’ve found that there is a dearth of great writing for black people. There are stories…
I’ve been an actor for 14 years now and a lot of that time was spent in theatre and television. Then I moved to L.A.…
I’m one of a generation brought up on television whose acting is more ‘naturalistic’, whereas with some of the older generation it’s more heightened. But…
One of the things I have an allergic reaction to playing, especially as a black actor, is the mandatory kind of best friend/cop/detective type. You…
One of the skills you have to master in theater is the ability to make the audience believe that things that aren’t there are there…
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to…
I would make the tea on a Daniel Day-Lewis set just to observe how he crafts roles like he did in ‘My Left Foot.’ That…
I seem to be able to disassociate my insecurities. I know a lot of actors – some of the best actors in the world –…
I love that as a black person I’ve experienced not being a minority. I think that’s helped me to combat the minority mentality people can…
I know I had my equivalents in Adrian Lester and Lenny James when I was at drama school. I remember David Harewood doing ‘Othello’ at…
I am a father, I am very aware of the things that I’m putting out in the world knowing that one day my children will…
I admire many actors, though I don’t think there’s anyone whose career I would want to mirror sort of by the beats. What I’m really…
Getting to do what I think was my fifth BBC drama with Nikki Amuka-Bird – we’ve done ‘Shoot The Messenger,’ ‘Five Days,’ ‘The No. 1…
For me, I’m always looking for opportunities to work with people who are better than me, who are more experienced than me, people from whom…
I turned down a lot of easier opportunities in order to go for the things that I really and ultimately wanted to do. And what’s…
I think it’s vital to have something outside your acting to keep you rooted in the real world, and help you fill the vacuum. If…
We can’t afford to deny our past in a bid to be empowered. But what we can do is contextualize the past.
One of the things the BBC does better than anyone is period drama.
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