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MVP of the Week: Chiwetel Ejiofor

posted by Nell Minow

I have been a huge fan of Chiwetel Ejiofor since I first saw him in the 2004 film Dirty Pretty Things. “12 Years a Slave” may be his breakthrough performance, and I hope it encourages audiences to seek out some of his previous work in films as widely varied as Denzel Washington’s sidekick in Spike Lee’s Inside Man, a sci-fi villain in Serenity, a romantic pianist in Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, and a drag queen in Kinky Boots.

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He also plays a musician in “Dancing on the Edge,” a miniseries premiering this week on Starz.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Mary Keeley

    Terrific actor! Loved him in ‘Kinky Boots’! So glad you reminded me of his other work. ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ was an amazing, if not excruciating film to watch,but he and Audrey Tatou were gave riveting performances. We’re enjoying watching him now in ‘Dancing on the Edge.’ Let’s hope he finally gets the recognition and awards he deserves.
    Ciao!

    • Nell Minow

      I’m not surprised you share my admiration for Chiwetel Ejiofor! I hope these roles open up a lot of new opportunities for him.

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