Instead, I get the blank walls of what turns out to be a hotel room in New Orleans, where he's spending a couple of weeks finishing off a film with Steve Mc Queen about the slave Solomon Northup. He's talking race: what it meant to be black and musically talented in the 1930s, something he describes as "not black and white", no irony intended.
His latest on-screen alter ego, a jazz musician, tests society's attitude towards blacks at the very highest levels in a new Stephen Poliakoff TV drama, which starts next week.
(born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director.
He began his career as a child actor, appearing in the PBS television movie Lemon Sky (1988) and the ABC miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990).
For his performance as a grief-stricken man in the latter, he won the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actor.
Affleck reconnected with his father during visits to California as a teenager: "I got to know him, really, because he was sober for the first time ...
But Chiwetel Ejiofor and his model girlfriend Frances Aaternir enjoyed a rather public date night as they headed to the Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday.
Similarly, Chiwetel mother was a pharmacist whose name is Obiajulu.
Yes, this new project shares the same look, feel, and fancy corporate sheen as the rest of Marvel’s rapidly expanding Avengers portfolio, but it also boasts an underlying originality and freshness missing from the increasingly cookie-cutter comic-book realm of late.
From this second-tier side character, the studio has created a thrilling existential dilemma in which its flawed hero’s personal search for purpose dovetails beautifully with forays into the occult New Age realm of magic and sorcery where Doctor Strange ultimately finds his calling.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is sitting in my kitchen, staring at my wet laundry.
I'm trying to act cool, but with the noise of a bawling child upstairs, and my husband clattering pots on the hob, I'm struggling.