Following his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, DAVID OYELOWO was offered the 1999 season at the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company, playing roles in Volpone and Oroonoko. The following season, he became the first Black actor to play an English monarch for the RSC, taking the title role in Henry VI. This performance won him the Ian Charleson Award in 2001 for Best Newcomer in a Classical Play.
David Oyelowo (born on 1 April 1976) is a British actor. He was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; his family is of Nigerian descent.
Oyelowo is now best known for playing agent Danny Hunter in the British TV drama series Spooks (known in North America as MI5).