He was nominated for a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance on Dancing on the Edge.
Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting, including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello in 2008.
In 2000, he starred in Blue/Orange at the Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe stage), and later at the Duchess Theatre.
That same year, his performance as Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award.
Sari was always such a big part of his life so it was definitely a big surprise to hear they had separated.” But despite Mercer’s role in his life, Ejiofor isn’t out here sulking over the split.
Also in 2003, he starred in the lead role of Augustus in the radio production of Rita Dove's poetic drama "The Darker Face of the Earth", which premiered on the BBC World Service on 23 August of that year, marking the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
According to the UK’s the couple split in September.
A source said, “It’s sad but the relationship came to a natural end.
Vincent Kapoor in The Martian (2015), Karl Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016), and most recently Scar in the upcoming The Lion King (2019).
For 12 Years a Slave, he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
The two held hands on the street and smiled as they took in the New York City sights and sounds.