Chiwetel Ejiofor in the Director’s Chair

Quintessential actor of film, television and stage, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Kinky Boots, The Inside Man), makes his directorial debut with the Netflix release, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.  Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Netflix and limited theatrical release is March 1.


A clip from the film–


Ejiofor’s other film credits are extensive.  His stand out performances have made him a go to actor. Among his roles in a broad swath of characters, below is a partial list of his filmography–



Four Brothers


Dirty Pretty Things

Love Actually

Red Belt

American Gangster


Secret in Their Eyes


Doctor Strange

Half of a Yellow Sun

Mary Magdalene

The Martian

Sherlock Gnomes

Talk to Me



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