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Posts Tagged ‘Chiwetel Ejiofor’

12 Dec. 2014

KINKY BOOTS, high stepping til Dec. 28 SF’s Orpheum Theatre


My first introduction to KINKY BOOTS–the acclaimed musical production–was via the 2005 film starring Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), who delivered a most memorable portrayal as Lola. KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical, winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, an inspirational story that follows a struggling shoe factory owner […]

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03 Mar. 2014

Oscars 2014 and the winner is…


    Face it, when you make it to Oscar level, everybody wins, with or without a golden statuette.  This year’s event recognized a host of truly outstanding films of 2013 and we salute all of those responsible for delivering a very satisfying year in film.  Special congratulations to the women executives and decision-makers at […]

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06 Dec. 2013

OWN pays tribute to Nelson Mandela


Oprah talks to the stars behind some of the year’s most powerful performances including Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) on an all-new episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” airing this Sunday, December 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Additionally, in honor of the […]

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26 Oct. 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s transformation


You may never be the same after seeing the new movie, 12 Years A Slave, based on a true story about a free black man, Solomon Northup, tricked into slavery in the 1800’s. Yes, the story is overwhelming but the bravery and tenacity displayed by Northup delivered via an amazing portrayal by Chiwetel Ejiofor ushered […]

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12 Oct. 2013

Alfre Woodard’s journey


Alfre Woodard’s refining quality, patina for 12 YEARS A SLAVE The new movie “12 Years A Slave” is based on a true story; not for the weak-kneed or those in denial about particularly unkind annals of American life.  Yet this story is one of unflinching resolve, preservation of human dignity and the fight for justice, […]

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20 Aug. 2013

Congrats to Chiwetel Ejiofor, batting 100!


Acclaimed thespian, three-time Golden Globe nominee, and London native Chiwetel Ejiofor is having a banner year! The 36-year-old delighted packed houses in his stage performance as Patrice Lumumba, prime minister of the Congo, at London’s Young Vic. Cable TV audiences will be treated to his performance as Louis, a jazz player, in “Dancing on the […]

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