David Oyelowo will host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
David Oyelowo will host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
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David Oyelowo (Selma) will host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo on December 11 at the Telenor Arena. The event honors this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Oyelowo gained international acclaim starring as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay's Selma. He will next be seen in Nash Edgerton's Gringo, as well as the third film in J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield series. Onstage his credits include the New York Theatre Workshop production of Othello.

The actor joins previously announced headliner John Legend, Danish band Lukas Graham, Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson, Norwegian D.J.-producer Matoma, Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid, and youth performance company Le Petit Cirque.