Cast as a regular on acclaimed series "Ultraviolet" (The Sci Fi Channel)
Co-starred in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla"
Co-produced and performed on the intro to Jay-Z's album <i>American Gangster</i>
Co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix in "Buffalo Soldiers"
Landed a supporting role in Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
Played a forensic scientist on the British series "Dangerfield" (BBC)
Played the lead role in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls' as a blue-collar mechanic who falls in love with a six-figure attorney
Portrayed Captain Augustin Muganza in the HBO film "Sometimes in April" about the Rwandan Genocide
Starred in the thriller "Obsessed" with Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter
Appeared in the role of Charlie Kgotso on the pilot episode of HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Cast as Achilles in the stage play "Troilus and Cressida" in NYC
Cast as William Roque in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"
Played Rev. Frank, a Southern Baptist minister, in Rob Hardy's spiritual drama "The Gospel"
Portrayed Laura Linney's lover on Showtime's "The Big C"
Cast as the commander of an American-led NATO force in the sequel "28 Weeks Later"
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"
Landed first role on the British series "Bramwell" (ITV)
Joined the cast of the British soap opera "Family Affairs" (Five)
Played the recurring role of Charles Miner, a new rival to Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on NBC's "The Office"
Breakout role as drug kingpin Russell 'Stringer' Bell on HBO drama series "The Wire"
Cast as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther on the psychological crime series "Luther"; aired in the U.S. on BBC America
Portrayed Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of "Thor"
Played the titular ship's captain in Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel "Prometheus"
Featured in Guillermo del Toro's giant monster movie "Pacific Rim"
Portrayed Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Appeared as the Commandant in "Beasts of No Nation"
Voiced Chief Bogo in animated Disney hit "Zootopia"
Lent his voice to Disney again in the Pixar sequel "Finding Dory"
Played the villain Krall in "Star Trey Beyond"
Starred as Kent on mini-series "Guerrilla"
Joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's "Molly's Game"
Co-starred with Kate Winslet in survival drama "The Mountain Between Us"
Reprised Heimdall role in "Thor: Ragnarok"
Made his directorial debut with the crime drama "Yardie"