|David Harewood MBE|
8 December 1965 |
Small Heath, Birmingham, England
|Education||St. Benedict's Junior School
Washwood Heath Comprehensive School
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Notable work(s)||David Estes in Homeland|
|Spouse(s)||Kirtsy Hands (February 2013-present)|
David Harewood, MBE (born 8 December 1965), is an English actor. Having trained at RADA, he is best known to international audiences for playing David Estes, the Deputy Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, in the Showtime series Homeland.
Early life 
Harewood was born and grew up in the Small Heath area of Birmingham, England, where he attended St. Benedict's Junior School and Washwood Heath Comprehensive School. As a schoolboy, he excelled at all sports, from sprinting through basketball to rugby and especially football. If it were not for acting, it is likely that he would have followed a career as a professional goal-keeper. In his youth, he worked in a wine bar, Albert's in Dale End, in Birmingham City Centre.
At 18, Harewood gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He began a career in 1990 and appeared in The Hawk, Great Moments in Aviation, Harnessing Peacocks, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Macbeth on the Estate, Strings and Ballykissangel. He is very well known for his television appearances on The Vice and Fat Friends and for his movie roles in Blood Diamond and The Merchant of Venice. He played Don Coleman in Hustle series 7 The Fall of Railton FC (2011).
In 2008, Harewood played Major Simon Brooks in The Palace; he also appeared (that December) on Celebrity Mastermind, with specialist subject Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials — and he appeared in the BBC film adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North, both of which are titles from the Sally Lockhart Mysteries.
In 2009, Harewood appeared in the BBC single drama Mrs Mandela, playing Nelson Mandela. He also portrayed Brother Tuck in the third series of Robin Hood. He appeared in the Doctor Who story The End of Time. He played Martin Luther King in the premiere of the play The Mountaintop, by the American playwright Katori Hall, directed by James Dacre, which opened at Theatre503 in London on 9 June 2009.
Harewood next appeared in two episodes of Chris Ryan's Strike Back as Colonel Tshuma. From June to September 2010, he played Theseus in the premiere of Moira Buffini's play Welcome to Thebes at the National Theatre in London. He played the character Martin Viner in an episode of New Tricks. He narrates Welcome to Lagos, a BBC documentary about Lagos. And in October 2010, Harewood commenced filming for a new British independent film, The Hot Potato. The film will also star Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney and Jack Huston. He played Frankenstein's monster in the TV live event Frankenstein's Wedding.
From 2011, Harewood starred as David Estes, the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, in the Showtime series Homeland. After appearing in 15 episodes, his character was killed off in a bomb explosion at the end of Season 2. Also in 2011, he voiced Captain Quinton Cole in the video game Battlefield 3.
In May 2012, he presented a Party Election Broadcast for the British Labour Party.
Personal life 
Harewood married long term partner Kirsty Handy in Saint James, Barbados in February 2013. The couple have two children. The family live in Streatham, London. Harewood is a staunch Birmingham City F.C. fan.
In 2007, David visited Harewood House in Yorkshire and spoke with Viscount Lascelles (a cousin of the Queen). David's surname "Harewood" comes from the time when his ancestors were captured in Africa, transported to the Caribbean as slaves, and owned by the Lascelles family (the Earls of Harewood). Lord Lascelles explained that his wish was for the Harewood name to stand for positive things in the future, as nothing could be done about what happened 250 years ago.
|1993||The Hawk||Sergeant Streete|
|1995||Mad Dogs and Englishmen||Jessop|
|1998||I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now||Moses|
|1999||Between Dreams||Orderly||Short film|
|2004||Strings||Erito||Voice; English dub|
|2004||The Merchant of Venice||Prince of Morocco|
|2005||Separate Lies||Inspector Marshall|
|2006||Blood Diamond||Captain Poison|
|2010||Second Chance||Rob Jenkins||Short film|
|2011||The Hot Potato||Harrison|
|2012||The Man Inside||Eugene Murdoch||lead role|
|2013||The Third Person|
|1990||Casualty||Paul Grant||Episode 5.9: "A Will to Die"|
|1990, 1992, 1995, 1997||The Bill||Williams, Malcolm Jackson, Ed Parrish, Robbie Coker||Four episodes|
|1991||For the Greater Good||David West||TV film|
|1991||Minder||Vinny's minder||Episode 8.10: "Too Many Crooks"|
|1991||Murder Most Horrid||Jonathan||Episode 1.5: "Murder at Tea Time"|
|1991||Pirate Prince||Jean-Baptiste||TV film|
|1991-1993||Spatz||Derek Puley||Three episodes|
|1993||Anna Lee: Headcase||Stevie Johnson||TV film|
|1993||Press Gang||Doctor||Episode 5.2: "Friendly Fire"|
|1993||Harnessing Peacocks||Terry||TV film|
|1994||Great Moments in Aviation||Steward||TV film|
|1994||Bermuda Grace||Trevor Watkins||TV film|
|1994||Capital Lives||Episode 1.5: "Fall"|
|1995||Hearts and Minds||Trevor|
|1995||Game On||Paul Johnson||Episode 1.5: "Big Wednesday"|
|1995||Agony Again||Daniel||Seven episodes|
|1997||Macbeth on the Estate||Macduff||TV film|
|1997||Kavanagh QC||David Adams||Episode 3.1: "Mute of Malice"|
|1997||Comedy Premieres: Cold Feet||Police Sergeant|
|1998||Ballykissangel||Henry||Episode 4.9: "As Stars Look Down"|
|1999-2001||Always and Everyone||Dr. Mike Gregson||Main cast|
|1999-2003||The Vice||Sgt./D.I. Joe Robinson||Main cast|
|2001||An Unsuitable Job for a Woman||DI Peterson||Episode 1.4: "Playing God"|
|2001-2002||Babyfather||Augustus 'Gus' Pottinger||Main cast|
|2004||Silent Witness||Angus Stuart||Episodes 8.3 and 8.4: "Death by Water"|
|2004-2005||Fat Friends||Max Robertson||11 episodes|
|2006||New Street Law||DI Branston||Two episodes|
|2006||The Ruby in the Smoke||Matthew Bedwell, Reverend Nicholas Bedwell||TV film|
|2007||New Tricks||Martin Viner||Episode 4.3: "Ducking and Diving"|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Nicholas Bedwell||TV film|
|2008||The Palace||Major Simon Brooks||Main cast; eight episodes|
|2008||The Last Enemy||Patrick Nye||TV mini-series; five episodes|
|2008||Criminal Justice||Freddie Graham||TV mini-series; three episodes|
|2009||Robin Hood||Tuck||12 episodes|
|2009||The Fixer||Richard Millar||Episode 2.4|
|2009-2010||Doctor Who||Joshua Naismith||The End of Time|
|2010||Mrs Mandela||Nelson Mandela||TV film|
|2010||Strike Back||Colonel Tshuma||Episodes 1.3 and 1.4|
|2011||Hustle||Don Coleman||Episode 7.5: "The Fall of Railton FC"|
|2011||Frankenstein's Wedding||The Creature||Live-televised stage performance|
|2011||The Body Farm||Wilkes||Episode 1.3|
|2011-2012||Homeland||David Estes||15 episodes|
|2012||Treasure Island||Billy Bones||TV mini-series|
|2012||Horizon - Global Weirding||narrator||TV documentary series|
Video games 
- Battlefield 3 (2011) - Captain Quinton Cole
On Friday 4th May 2012, David Harewood hosted a special BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night celebrating the life of Ray Charles, broadcast live from Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The show featured the Guy Barker orchestra, with leader Cynthia Fleming and guest artists Madeline Bell, Gregory Porter, and James Tormé.
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- "Birmingham actor David Harewood hits out at being killed off in Homeland". Birmingham Mail. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- "Homeland star David Harewood marries long-term girlfriend". Daily Mail. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- Dowell, Ben (2009-03-11). "BBC commissions Winnie Mandela drama". guardian.co.uk (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2009-03-11.
- "The Mountaintop". Theatre503. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
- Cavendish, Dominic (2009-06-22). "The Mountaintop at Theatre503, review: Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, starring David Harewood, addresses the heavyweight subject of American civil rights and the assassination of Martin Luther King. Rating * * * * *". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2010-05-01.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2011.
- BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_12_11newyears2012.pdf
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