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Oyelowo, David

Overview
Works: 113 works in 258 publications in 3 languages and 19,451 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Television programs  Suspense fiction  Spy stories 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Oyelowo
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
Rise of the planet of the apes ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom
Red tails ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history
The butler ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Jack Reacher by Christopher McQuarrie( Visual )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: Get Jack Reacher! The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep
The mission song by John Le Carré( Recording )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador's life is guided by a British Intelligence officer. He becomes an interpreter and stumbles upon a nasty plot and ends up courting danger from London to Congo to an island off Denmark
As you like it by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous fac╠žade of Ganymede
A raisin in the sun ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago comes into a sudden financial windfall, the potential uses of which divides them bitterly
The paperboy by Lee Daniels( Visual )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Paperboy takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff"--Container
Small island by Andrea Levy( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the lives of two couples, one Jamaican and the other English, whose worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain, at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. It is a story of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers
MI-5 by David Wolstencroft( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enter the thrilling world of MI-5--the UK's clandestine security service, and meet the people who make up the elite team. They tackle organized crime, terrorist activities, embassy sieges, weapons proliferation and anarchists, not to mention the conflicts and power struggles back in the office
MI-5 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The threat to national security increases and the need to thwart the activities of terrorists operating within the UK becomes more urgent
The butler : [a witness to history] by Wil Haygood( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread, so embedded in the culture, as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served no fewer than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan
Five days by Otto Bathurst( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leanne vanishes into thin air. Her children, abandoned in her car, also end up missing. As police search for clues over the next three months, Leanne's husband and family soon learn that nobody is what they seem. Everyone is a suspect. In the end, five days prove critical in solving the case
A sound of thunder by Peter Hyams( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2055, a team of time travelers accidentally changes the course of evolution, threatening the continued survival of the human race
Sweet nothing in my ear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dan Miller and his wife Laura only want what's best for their happy and healthy eight-year-old son Adam who's been deaf since age four. Laura, who is deaf, opposes the surgery, an implant. Dan, who is hearing, misses talking and listening to his son. This is a devoted family facing a moment of truth. Together or apart, Dan and Laura must make a life-altering decision on behalf of their son"--Container
96 minutes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intense story of four lives slammed together after a terrifying carjacking. The story intercuts between a carjacking and the separate stories of four young people, Carley, Dre, Lena, and Kevin. Their worlds are starkly divided along class lines, but they end up in the same car on this fateful night
Lee Daniels' the butler ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story about Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served seven Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Unhitched ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a man learns his worst enemy is about to marry the woman his best friend loves, he vows to break up the wedding any way he can
Amazing grace the inspirational stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton and Olaudah Equiano by Focus on the Family (Organization)( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three radio plays telling the stories of men that fought to abolish slavery
 
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Alternative Names
DAVID OYELOWE
Languages
English (129)
French (4)
German (2)
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