David Harewood

David Harewood

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1965-12-08 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Small Heath, Birmingham, England, UK

29 Movies · 39 TV shows

Biography

David Harewood, MBE (born 8 December 1965) is a British actor and presenter. He is best known for his roles as CIA Counterterrorism Director David Estes in Homeland (2011–2012), and as J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter and Hank Henshaw / Cyborg Superman in Supergirl (2015–present).

Personal Life

Harewood married his long-term girlfriend Kirsty Handy in February 2013 in Saint James, Barbados. They have two daughters and the family reside in Streatham, London. Harewood is an avid supporter of Birmingham City.In 2007, Harewood visited Harewood House in Yorkshire and spoke with Viscount Lascelles who is a cousin of the Queen. His surname comes from the time when his ancestors were sold in Africa, transported to the Caribbean as slaves, and forced to work for 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.In 2007, Harewood donated his bone marrow and as a result saved the life of a patient.Harewood is a mental health ambassador and has been open about his own struggles, confessing that he used to self-medicate with alcohol in order to deal with his manic depressive and bipolar-like symptoms, discarding the medication given to him by doctors. He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, spent time on the Whittington Hospital psychiatric ward, and was prescribed the antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine. He subsequently expanded on his experiences, hosting a 2019 BBC documentary titled David Harewood: My Psychosis and Me.Harewood appeared in Soccer Aid 2018 as England's celebrity goalkeeper. He saved two penalties during the penalty shootout, helping England to win the charity match. The event raised more than £5 million for UNICEF, a charity that Harewood supports.In the 2019 European Parliament election, Harewood pledged his support for Change UK.

Early Life

Harewood was born in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on 8 December 1965, the son of a couple from Barbados who had moved to England in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His father was a lorry driver, while his mother was a caterer. He has a sister, Sandra, and two brothers, Rodger and Paul. He attended St Benedict's Junior School and Washwood Heath Academy. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre. In his youth, he worked at a wine bar in Birmingham city centre. At the age of 18, he gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Why Is Covid Killing People Of Colour?

Why Is Covid Killing People Of Colour?

2021
David Harewood investigates what the high covid death rates in Black and minority ethnic patients reveal about health inequality in modern Britain.
Parallel

Parallel

9
2021
A group of friends stumbled upon a mirror that serves as a portal to a "multiverse", but soon discover that it brings with it dangerous consequences if they import knowledge from the other side.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Earth's Tropical Islands

Earth's Tropical Islands

2020
Exploring some of the world's most isolated and iconic tropical islands.

2019.

2 Movies
David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

2019
David Harewood had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned in his 20s. David traces his steps, meeting young people living with psychosis and the NHS professionals who treat them.
Lost Pharaohs of the Nile

Lost Pharaohs of the Nile

2019
Experts challenge the view that Egypt is Africa's only 'great' civilisation, providing evidence that the Black Pharaohs' Kingdom of Kush was a major ancient African superpower.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us'

2018
There is a unique portrait of how art and activism for black people in film are invisible from race and cinema.

2017.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Army: Behind the New Frontlines

Army: Behind the New Frontlines

2017
Filmed over 18 months, this documentary series goes into the heart of the British Army. Through the eyes of the rank and file and the leaders, it shows the challenges of fighting wars when we are not ...
Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever

8.2
2017
An artist is painting. They want to build a future together by investing in the tulip market.
Free In Deed

Free In Deed

2017
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 ...
TV
Madiba

Madiba

6
2017
There is a dramatization of the struggle to overturnapartheid in South Africa.

2016.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Night Manager

The Night Manager

6.35
2016
The intelligence community has an alliance with the secret arms trade. Pine needs to become a criminal in order to get into the inner circle of Richard Onslow Roper.
TV
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

6.17
2016
When heroes are not enough. People who are legends are what the world needs. Having seen the future, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and vill...
Grimsby

Grimsby

7.33
2016
Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.

2015.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

6.1
2015
If the Allied Powers had lost World War II, Japan and Germany would rule the United States. Philip K was based on that. Dick's novel won an award.
SuperBob

SuperBob

2015
A meteorite struck a postman from South London six years ago, giving him super powers. Bob is a civil servant for the British government. He spends most of his time filling out forms. There was no tim...
TV
Supergirl

Supergirl

6.33
2015
After hiding her powers, Kara Zor-El must learn to embrace them. She was told to be careful with her powers.
Spooks: The Greater Good

Spooks: The Greater Good

2015
A terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears, his friend is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually uncovering a deadly conspiracy.

2014.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Flash

The Flash

6.38
2014
Barry Allen fell into a coma after being struck by lightning. After he awakened with the power of super speed, he was given the ability to move through Central City like a guardian angel. Though initi...
TV
Selfie

Selfie

5.33
2014
After being the subject of an embarrassing viral video, a self-involved 20-something enlisted the help of a marketing expert to improve her image in the real world.
The Gospel of John

The Gospel of John

2014
The life and toils of Jesus Christ, depicted as written in the gospel of John. Narrated in English, following the New International Version of the scripture, while the actors speak in Aramaic.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2014
There is a recording of the New York stage production of William Shakespeare's comedy.

2013.

1 Movie
Third Person

Third Person

4
2013
An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Arrow

Arrow

6.1
2012
Oliver Queen is presumed dead after his yacht is lost at sea. A changed man returns five years later, determined to clean up the city as a hooded avenger armed with a bow.
TV
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

2012
In this two-part miniseries adaptation of the classic adventure novel, young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can direct a schooner to an island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a myst...
The Man Inside

The Man Inside

2012
A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.

2011.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Homeland

Homeland

6.36
2011
Even though she is prone to bouts of manic depression, CIA officer Carrie Mathison is top in her field. Carrie risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, thanks to the help o...
Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds

Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds

2011
Music and drama event, live from Leeds in front of an audience of 12,000, which explores Mary Shelley's story through contemporary performance and cutting-edge musical content.
Victim

Victim

2011
A young man is trying to break the cycle of violence. When country girl Tia comes to stay with her cousin in the city, she doesn't realize that her naivete will disturb the balance of her cousin and h...
The Hot Potato

The Hot Potato

2011
The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in Londo...

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Mrs Mandela

Mrs Mandela

2010
How Winnie Mandela went from innocent country girl to a fighter against apartheid.
TV
Welcome to Lagos

Welcome to Lagos

2010
Welcome to Lagos is a British three-part mini-series which originally aired on BBC Two in April 2010. Narrated by David Harewood, the observational documentary series looked at life in the urban envir...

2009.

1 Movie
Gunrush

Gunrush

2009
In Gunrush, a father is driven to take the law into his own hands after his daughter is killed by a gun.

2008.

4 TV shows
TV
The Fixer

The Fixer

3.67
2008
The Fixer is a British drama television series, produced by Kudos for ITV. Set in modern Britain, it follows the life of John Mercer, an ex-British Special Forces soldier, arrested by police for killi...
TV
The Palace

The Palace

2008
The Palace was a British drama television series that aired on ITV in 2008. Produced by Company Pictures for the ITV network, it was created by Tom Grieves and follows a fictional British Royal Family...
TV
Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

6.22
2008
Thriller by Peter Moffat about the challenges and politics of the criminal justice system seen through the eyes of the accused.
TV
The Last Enemy

The Last Enemy

6
2008
Stephen Ezard's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into an international conspiracy and a passionate love affair.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Have I Got a Bit More News for You

Have I Got a Bit More News for You

2007
This extended version of the satirical news quiz features more of the stuff that wouldn't fit into the regular programme based on the week's news and fronted by guest hosts.
The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

2007
Sally met the richest and most powerful man in Europe. Bellman is determined to prove him guilty of corruption and fraud.
The Philosopher's Stone: The True Story

The Philosopher's Stone: The True Story

2007
Documentary examining the medieval myth of the Philosopher's Stone, a Holy Grail-type relic which supposedly held the key to alchemy and immortality. Many noted alchemists and adventurers searched obs...

2006.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
New Street Law

New Street Law

2006
Two rival barristers' chambers have very different attitudes to justice.
The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

2006
Sally was sent a message from her father just before he drowned, and she struck a man dead with just three words. Sally doesn't know what The Seven Blessings means. She is drawn into a mystery filled ...
Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

7.11
2006
An ex-mercenary became a smuggler. A man is fishing. These men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescue the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child s...
TV
Robin Hood

Robin Hood

5.25
2006
The life of Robin Hood and his Merry Men is the subject of an updated series. They stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but avoided their enemies, Sir Guy of Gisborne and the Sheriff ofNottingham...

2005.

1 Movie
Separate Lies

Separate Lies

2005
A cyclist is killed. The victim is the husband of the Mannings' cleaner. James, a lawyer in the city, is suspicious of William, a millionaire playboy who has moved back to the village. William admitte...

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Strings

Strings

2004
Hal Tara is the son of a king. When he discovers the truth of his own people, he finds true love.
TV
Hustle

Hustle

5.35
2004
There is a group of con artists in London.
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

2004
The city of Venice. Bassanio begged Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he could woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress, but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, s...

2003.

2 TV shows
TV
New Tricks

New Tricks

2003
New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pul...
TV
Celebrity Mastermind

Celebrity Mastermind

2003
British television has a quiz show called Celebrity Mastermind. The show is a spin-off of the long-running quiz show Mastermind, with the exception that all of the contestants are celebrities. The mai...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Fat Friends

Fat Friends

2000
Following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain, and addressing the absurdities of diet in our modern age, Fat Friends was a ITV drama. The drama looks at people and how they relate to...

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
The Vice

The Vice

1999
The Vice is an ITV police drama about the Metropolitan Police Vice Unit. It ran for five short series between 1999 and 2003. It tells the story of the London Metropolitan police force's vice squad, wh...
TV
Always and Everyone

Always and Everyone

1999
Always and Everyone was a British television drama that ran from 1999 to 2002. It dramatised the hectic everyday lives of the doctors and nurses running the Accident and Emergency department of the la...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Macbeth on the Estate

Macbeth on the Estate

1997
A modern version of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

1996.

2 TV shows
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts.
TV
Ballykissangel

Ballykissangel

1996
The television drama Ballykissangel is produced in Northern Ireland. The original story centered on a young English Roman Catholic priest who became part of a rural community. It ran for six series on...

1995.

3 TV shows
TV
Game On

Game On

1995
A 1990s flat-share sitcom which, in its tales of the sexual adventures and misadventures of three twenty-somethings living under the same roof, featured more than a dash of crudity. Matthew, a wealthy...
TV
Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

1995
A young teacher has to deal with racism, homophobia, and his students' poor background when he starts work at a tough comprehensive.
TV
Agony Again

Agony Again

1995
A British sitcom that aired in 1995 is called Agony Again. It is the sequel to Agony, an ITV sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1981 The authors of Agony Again are Carl Gorham, Michael Hatt and Amanda Swi...

1993.

3 Movies
Anna Lee: Headcase

Anna Lee: Headcase

1993
A bright, pretty and determined young girl named Anna Lee quits the police department in search of adventure, and joins a small and somewhat stuffy detective agency, whose members don't look particula...
Harnessing Peacocks

Harnessing Peacocks

1993
This warm, funny and romantic story of a woman forced to make a new life for herself in a Cornish seaside town stars Sir John Mills, Peter Davison and Serena Scott Thomas. Harnessing Peacocks is an ad...
The Hawk

The Hawk

1993
Annie Marsh thinks her husband might be a serial killer. She was once in a mental hospital. When she discovers she doesn't have a happy marriage, she begins to piece together the times and dates of he...

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Murder Most Horrid

Murder Most Horrid

1991
A comedy that started in 1991 as a pilot, Murder Most Horrid stars Dawn French as various characters, as she embarks on a different mystery every episode. In one way or another she is involved with mu...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Dispatches

Dispatches

1987
Dispatches is a British show. Issues about British society, politics, health, religion, international current affairs and the environment are covered in the programme.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Bill

The Bill

1984
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...

1983.

1 TV show
TV
Natural World

Natural World

6
1983
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Horizon

Horizon

6.8
1964
There are a lot of science stories on the show.
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