Supergirl, The Night Manager, Homeland
David looks forward to meeting all his fans in Sydney and Perth in June 2017.
David will conduct a general admission Q&A each weekend, and participate in signing and photo on Sunday only in Sydney (11am to 5pm), and throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in Perth.
With an expansive list of credits in film, theatre and television, David Harewood is perhaps best known for his starring role on Showtime’s hit series, Homeland as David Estes, the Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center alongside Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
Born in small Heath Birmingham, England, David first began his acting career as a member of the national Youth Theatre before training at the revered performing arts theater for student productions of modern and classic plays in London, RADA. At the young age of 18, David gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 2012, Queen Elizebeth II bestowed David with an Order of the British Empire (MBE).
David can be seen co-starring alongside Melissa Benoist in the second season of The CW’s DC Comics series Supergirl. The series, which aired on CBS for its first season, earned the best fall premiere for young adults on Monday, October 26, 2015. David plays Hank Henshaw, a former CIA agent who is the head of the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), who goes on high alert when Supergirl reveals herself, worried that her otherworldly abilities pose a threat to humankind.
Up next, David will be seen in The Weinstein Company’s drama Tulip Fever directed by Justin Chadwick. David will co-star alongside Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison, Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis. Set in the early 17th- century Holland, during the period of the Tulip mania, an artist (DeHaan) falls for a married young woman (Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband (Waltz). The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
In 2015, David stared opposite Edwina Findley in writer/director Jake Mahaffy’s drama Free in Deed for producer Mike S. Ryan’s Greyshack, for which he received an 2016 Independent Spirit Award nomination for “Best Male Lead.” The film was also awarded “Best Film” by the Venice Horizons Jury at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. Tambay Obenson of IndieWire said “Harewood’s excellent performance reads volumes of history, barely hinted at in his confessions to the congregation of having hurt people in the past, into Abraham’s unending search for solemn religious ecstasy.” Set in the distinctive world of storefront churches, and based on actual events, Free in Deed depicts one man’s attempts to perform a miracle (David). When a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, this lonely pentecostal minister is forced to confront the seemingly incurable illness of the child… and his own demons as well. The more he prays, the more things seem to spiral out of his control.
David recently co-starred in the Emmy nominated AMC mini-series The Night Manager opposite Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Elizabeth Debicki. as well as the Nelson Mandela, BET Network mini-series Madiba alongside Laurence Fishburne.
In 2014, David appeared on ABC’s romantic comedy series Selfie alongside Karen Gillan and John Cho. The series followed Eliza Dooley (Gillan), a woman who obsesses with the idea of achieving fame through the use of social media platforms.
In 2006, David co-starred in Warner Bros. political war thriller film Blood Diamond alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world. David played villain Captain Poison, a ruthless warlord.
David has an impressive resume of theater credits including originating the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Olivier award-winning play The Mountaintop with a performance Variety called “commanding”, and a critically acclaimed performance as Oberon in Julie Taymor’s New York production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
David resides in London, England with his wife and two children.
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