David Harewood is probably best known for playing David Estes, the Deputy Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, in the Showtime series Homeland. He began his career in 1990 and appeared in Harnessing Peacocks, Crimminal Justice, Game On, Macbeth on the Estate, Strings and Ballykissangel, as well as Othello at The National Theatre. He is also known for his appearances on The Vice, as Nelson Mandela in Mrs Mandela and Hustle and for his film roles in Blood Diamond and The Merchant of Venice. He is also known for his theatre work and played Martin Luther King in the premiere of the play The Mountaintop, as well as Theseus in the premiere of Moira Buffini’s play Welcome to Thebes at the National Theatre in London.
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