My preference would always be that people engage with the work." He steadfastly refuses to talk about the Bond rumours too (Variety reported this week that he is in line to play the villain in the next Bond film, to be directed by Sam Mendes), though he is so very adamant about not discussing it, that it seems there must be something not to discuss.
"I don’t want to talk about that." Does he have a favourite Bond villain? After steadily, solidly, building a very respectable career in Hollywood for years, and an even more acclaimed one back home in London’s West End, this last year has seen a serious gear-shift for the 36-year-old.
I may reach an older age but I will never be the older man." It's obvious that his father would be proud.
From London's Dulwich College, Chiwetel went on to the National Theatre and prestigious drama school LAMDA, leaving when he got a call from Steven Spielberg, who picked him for Amistad.
The pair dated eight years ago and are still close with onlookers revealing they appeared in high spirits as they enjoyed a catch up at the event.