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Chiwetel Ejiofor is an acclaimed actor of film, television and stage with a wide range of roles in projects like Othello, Serenity, Kinky Boots and 12 Years a Slave.
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He reunited with Mamet to be featured in the HBO biopic Spector and, in the summer, appeared in the Joe Wright play Season of the Congo,
in which Ejiofor portrayed Patrice Lumumba. The actor also starred in the film Half of a Yellow Sun—a drama about the Biafran War based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—which was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
October saw the U.S. limited release of 12 Years a Slave, a biopic by British director Steve McQueen in which Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a free African-American musician who was kidnapped and forced into bondage during the 1840s. Ejiofor has garnered much critical acclaim and Oscar buzz for the role.
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