David Harewood Biography | David Harewood Actor | Who Is David Harewood | David Harewood Imdb
David Harewood (David Harewood MBE) is an English actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is famously known for playing CIA Counterterrorism Director David Estes in Homeland (2011–12). He is also known for playing the role of Cyborg Superman in Supergirl (2015–present. He gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art when he was 18 years old. His acting career begun in 1990 and he has gone further to appear in many television shows and films.
Among them; The Vice and Fat Friends, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, The Merchant of Venice, The Fall of Railton FC, The Hawk among others. He played Major Simon Brooks in The Palace in 2008 and in the BBC single drama Mrs Mandela, playing Nelson Mandela in 2009. He starred as David Estes, in 2011 as the director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, in the Showtime series Homeland. After appearing in 24 episodes, his character was killed off in a bomb explosion at the end of season 2.
That same year, he voiced Captain Quinton Cole in the video game Battlefield 3. In the 2012 New Year Honours, He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to drama in the 2012 New Year Honours. He presented a Party Election Broadcast for the British Labour Party in May the same year. He voiced an interactive video campaign for the British Lung Foundation aiming to ban smoking in cars with children on board in the United Kingdom in the year 2013.
David Harewood Age
Harewood was born in Birmingham, England on 8th December, 1965. He is 53 years old as of 2019.
David Harewood Height
David Harewood has a height of 1.83 meters.
David Harewood Net Worth
David Harewood has a net worth of approximately $5 million.
David Harewood Family
David Harewood is the son of Mayleen Cornelius and Romeo Cornelius. His parents did not have good jobs as his father, Romeo was a lorry driver while his mother was a caterer. The original place of origin of his parents is Barbados. They moved to England in the early 1960s. He is brother to Sandra, Rodger and Paul.
David Harewood Wife | David Harewood Married
David Harewood got married to his wife Kirsty Handy on 26th February,2013. Harewood and his wife Handy have two daughters. Their marriage is doing perfectly well as there has not been any news about an affair or anything that could cause the marriage to fail. We wish them the very best as their pursue their future together.
David Harewood Movies And Tv Shows | David Harewood Doctor Who | David Harewood Call Of Duty | David Harewood Agent | David Harewood Night Manager | David Harewood Homeland
|2018||David Harewood: My Psychosis and Me||Himself/Presenter|
|2017||The Flash||J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter|
|2017||Have I Got News For You||Himself|
|2016||Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands||Scorann|
|2016||The Night Manager||Joel Steadman|
|2016||Will Britain ever have a Black Prime Minister?||Himself/Presenter|
|2015–present||Supergirl||J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter / Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman|
|2013||The Wrong Mans||Surgeon|
|2013||By Any Means||Napier|
|2012||Treasure Island||Billy Bones|
|2012||Horizon – Global Weirding||Narrator|
|2011||Frankenstein’s Wedding||The Creature|
|2011||The Body Farm||Wilkes|
|2010||Mrs Mandela||Nelson Mandela|
|2010||Strike Back||Colonel Tshuma|
|2009–10||Doctor Who||Joshua Naismith|
|2009||The Fixer||Richard Millar|
|2008||The Palace||Major Simon Brooks|
|2008||The Last Enemy||Patrick Nye|
|2008||Criminal Justice||Freddie Graham|
|2007||New Tricks||Martin Viner|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Nicholas Bedwell|
|2006||New Street Law||DI Branston|
|2006||The Ruby in the Smoke||Matthew Bedwell, Reverend Nicholas Bedwell|
|2004–05||Fat Friends||Max Robertson|
|2004||Silent Witness||Angus Stuart|
|2001–02||Babyfather||Augustus ‘Gus’ Pottinger|
|2001||An Unsuitable Job for a Woman||DI Peterson|
|1999–2003||The Vice||Sgt./D.I. Joe Robinson|
|1999–2001||Always and Everyone||Dr. Mike Gregson|
|1997||Macbeth on the Estate||Macduff|
|1997||Kavanagh QC||David Adams|
|1997||Comedy Premieres: Cold Feet||Police Sergeant|
|1995||Hearts and Minds||Trevor|
|1995||Game On||Paul Johnson|
|1994||Great Moments in Aviation||Steward|
|1994||Bermuda Grace||Trevor Watkins|
|1993||Anna Lee: Headcase||Stevie Johnson|
|1991||For the Greater Good||David West|
|1991||Murder Most Horrid||Jonathan|
|1990–97||The Bill||Williams, Malcolm Jackson, Ed Parrish, Robbie Coker|
|2015||Free in Deed||Abe Wilkins|
|2015||Spooks: The Greater Good||Warrender|
|2012||The Man Inside||Eugene Murdoch|
|2012||The Last Bite||Rook|
|2011||The Hot Potato||Harrison|
|2010||Second Chance||Rob Jenkins|
|2006||Blood Diamond||Captain Poison|
|2005||Separate Lies||Inspector Marshall|
|2004||The Merchant of Venice||Prince of Morocco|
|1998||I Wonder Who’s Kissing You Now||Moses|
|1995||Mad Dogs and Englishmen||Jessop|
|1993||The Hawk||Sergeant Streete|
David Harewood Interview
Q: When were you told that Hank Henshaw was actually Martian Manhunter?
David Harewood: I was told about two weeks into the job. I knew something was changing [during the pilot], but I wasn’t absolutely sure what it was. Part of it was quite uncomfortable because a lot of what Hank said was exposition and was, “D.E.O., I’m this, I’m here.”
I was really pleased—Martian Manhunter is such a huge character. It took me in a new, different direction, and it was brilliant for me because as much as I could, I couldn’t really find an angle to play Hank Henshaw [prior to then]. It was interesting.
Q: So, how did you change your approach to the character once you found out?
David Harewood: The whole idea of suppressing who you are was something I could understand, and pretending to be hiding a big secret seemed much more interesting. I was also trying to wonder why he was such a bitch to Kara. All the way through the pilot, I was thinking, “There’s something going on here. No one can hate aliens that much. There’s something that I don’t know.”
So, I was happy that it was Martian Manhunter because he is an alien, so it gave me a direction to take other than just being, “I don’t like Kara Zor-El and Superman.” That wasn’t really that interesting.
Q: What did you know about Martian Manhunter before finding out about the role?
David Harewood: Nothing. What I learned from doing this job is that much of my boyhood comic book reading has all been Marvel. I grew up reading Stan Lee, reading Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, literally week in, week out, and I really didn’t touch the Batman comics. In my day, Batman was the camp version of Batman—that was on TV when I was growing up. So, Batman was always pretty camp, but having this job—it’s made me go back to the comic books and realize that the DC Universe is much darker than Marvel. And, it’s been wonderful to journey back. It took me through the Batman story, because the Batman in the comic books is very different from the Batman in the movies. Now, people say Batman, you think Christian Bale or Chris Nolan. But actually, the comic book Batman is such a dark guy and so brutal. That’s been fascinating for me. So, when they presented me with the comic books and the model—Andrew gave me this model of this Green Martian—I was, at first, I have to say, a little bit horrified by it, because I thought, “I’m going to be playing Shrek for the next seven years.”
So, I kind of was a little bit anxious because I could just see hours of prosthetic makeup and it just wasn’t something I particularly wanted to do. But when I started reading him, I was blown away. I thought, “Wow, how did this guy ever escape my comic book knowledge?”
I have been reading Martian Manhunter comics now for the last three months, four months, and they’re just awesome. He’s such a wonderful character. You know, I’m here, I’m away from my family—my family’s in England—so I can really associate with that loneliness. He’s isolated. There’s a lot of melancholy there, and I can tap into some of that myself by just being here on my own.
Q: Is there anyone in the cast that you haven’t gotten to work with much that you’d like to work with more?
David Harewood: I haven’t worked at all with Mehcad [Brooks] and with Jeremy [Jordan]. There’s a scene in the next episode where we’ll get to do that. It’s going to be quite weird in the D.E.O. I might get territorial. But I can’t stress enough, we have such a wonderful cast. I’m so lucky to be working with such great actors. You know, this is one of those shows where you go home and watch the episode and think, “Wow, I didn’t know that she did that, and I didn’t know that was going to look like that.”
I’m really impressed with Chyler [Leigh] and Melissa [Benoist] and their physicality. It’s just brilliant.
Q: How is this new revelation going to affect Hank’s relationships with them?
David Harewood: It’s a lot of fun, actually. As you’ll see in episodes to come, there’s a lot of fun to be had. He’s a shapeshifter, so he can be whoever he wants to be. So, I think you’ll find me being other members of the cast at various points in the story.
Q: His power set actually transcends Superman and Supergirl’s, but it also has a lot of similarities. Will he be taking on that mentor role with her when it comes to using her abilities and powers? Will we see some of that?
David Harewood: There’s a little bit of that, yeah. There’s a wonderful flight sequence, where—I mean, you’ve got to remember that he hasn’t used all of these powers for many years because he’s been reforming the D.E.O. and pretending to be somebody else, so I think the revelation is as much a kind of weight off his shoulders as anything. It’s the fact that he can finally be himself, and I think, at times, that’s something very uncomfortable for him because he realizes Kara’s beautiful, attractive, blonde and gorgeous, and I’m this 7-foot green Martian. And, as much as I just want to be myself, it would terrify people to be confronted with this alien. So, he still has issues that he has to deal with, but I think seeing Kara enjoy—I was going to say “coming out of the closet”—but, enjoy revealing her true nature. I think maybe he’s perhaps a little envious because he can’t quite do that.
Q: Is the voice and the dialect that you’re doing in the episodes we’ve seen as Hank Henshaw the same voice that J’onn does in his Martian form?
David Harewood: I spoke about that with Greg [Berlanti]. I wondered whether I should change my voice, and he decided not. The wonderful thing about J’onn J’onzz is that he spends so much time in these other aliases that he just becomes them. They become part of him. So, Hank is as much a part of him as any of his pseudonyms. Hopefully, down the line we’ll see him in different guises.
Q: What kind of interaction will Hank Henshaw have with Cameron Chase? [Note: Warner Bros. TV recently announced that Emma Caulfield will be appearing as Chase in an upcoming episode.]
David Harewood: I put that to Greg and Andrew [Kreisberg]. It’s wonderful. I’ve been reading all of these comics for my research, which is fantastic, but I read one just the other day, and there’s a great relationship he has with her. I think she’s a character that perhaps could get on his case a little bit. So, maybe I’ll be speaking to Greg about that one.
Q: Finally, are we going to get to see any of J’onn’s backstory in flashbacks, or are we just going to hear about it?
David Harewood: In episode 11, there is a visitor from another planet, who’s a White Martian. There are two Martian species, there’s a Green Martian species and a White Martian species. The White Martian species in our story is responsible for the death of the whole of the Green Martians. There was a fire, and they burned them. We get to see a lot of that.
It’s very emotional. It was a very emotional episode for me, just thinking about the whole idea of genocide and people being burned alive. I think that was around the same time as the Paris attacks. But I think it’s going to be a very emotional and powerful episode, because you get to see a little bit. The fans are going to be, I think, really delighted to see this because I don’t think, technically, it’s been able to have been done before.
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