David Oyelowo's breakout performance as Martin Luther King

January 2, 2015 1:07 AM

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It's taken a long time for David Oyelowo's certainty to become reality. Seven years ago, he read a script for a film called Selma, and felt a strong spiritual conviction, he says, that he would play the role of Martin Luther King jnr.

The movie is set in 1965, at a crucial time in the civil rights movement, a time of political wheeling and dealing and internal differences, when King's place in the movement is under pressure. It's a dense, layered work, and Oyelowo gives a remarkable performance, embodying both the political figur...

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