BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Ejiofor is blown away by a fabulous new star

Daily Mail - 02-15

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Time was on Chiwetel Ejiofor’s side when he embarked on what would become his directorial film debut. It is eight years since he read William Kamkwamba’s inspirational memoir about building a makeshift wind turbine using scrap to pump water to irrigate crops in his village in Malawi. In that time the actor was able to work on the screenplay for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and cast a young actor to play schoolboy William.