British – Nigerian Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Awarded Commander of the British Empire!


He was awarded an OBE in 2008, and Chiwetel Ejiofor can now add Commander of The British Empire (CBE) to his list of accolades.

The 12 Years A Slave actor was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Duke of Cambridge during an official ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London in the early hours of today.

The 38-year-old star was overcome with emotion as he spoke to Prince William in front of the large crowd assembled, beaming with pride as he was recognised for his services to drama

The actor who grew up in north London with his Nigerian Parents, has an illustrious career, receiving an Oscar nomination and winning a BAFTA in 2013 for his moving performance in 12 Years A Slave.

He got his start by joining the National Youth Theatre and training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which helped him land his first major role in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad.

Chiwetel has also boasted roles in the likes of Dirty Pretty Things and Half Of A Yellow Sun, and will next be seen in Secret In Their Eyes opposite Nicole Kidman.

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