Chiwetel Ejiofor Graces Cover of British GQ's May Issue
Ejiofor grew up in south London. His mother and father, who had moved to the UK in the 1960s to flee the Biafran war, sent him to the private Dulwich College, which is where he came across acting. The school’s theatre soon became a sacred space. It was during a school production of Measure for Measure when Ejiofor realized that acting could be a space for telling the truth.
“Grief is something you live with forever in different ways. When you lose a parent young, it has a profound effect on the way you view life. At an early age you realize the value of some things and the preciousness of life itself, which is something most people acquire later on. Certain fears or neuroses you definitely carry. Some are justified but you do lose a lot of ideas about knowledge. I don’t know if it was due to my father passing away, but I have gaps in my knowledge that I have to acquire for myself as I go through the journey of life.”
— Chiwetel Ejiofor
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