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Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

September 16, 2017 10:39 pm0 comments
Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. “They’re going where the work is,” said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. “When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, […]

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Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

September 13, 2017 12:19 pm0 comments
Roald Dahl wanted Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero to be black

Media playback is unsupported on your device The hero of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was meant to be black, the author’s widow has revealed. Liccy Dahl told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme her husband had written about a “little black boy”. But Dahl’s agent thought the idea […]

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Comic-Con day 3 recap: Black Panther, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

July 24, 2017 1:57 am0 comments
Comic-Con day 3 recap: Black Panther, Stranger Things, Westworld and more

A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the second day of Comic-Con 2017. Warner Bros presents Blade Runner 2049, Justice League and Ready Player One Jared Leto showed up – via hologram and in shocking pink trousers – to introduce the Blade Runner sequel session. […]

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Jumbo says black UK stars win US roles because 'we are better'

July 11, 2017 8:06 pm0 comments
Jumbo says black UK stars win US roles because 'we are better'

English actress Cush Jumbo says British black actors are being given roles in America over their US counterparts because “we are better”. The Good Fight star said: “The reason I’m doing so well is our training, our work ethic… we learn our lines. “Why are we not trying to keep […]

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Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

June 13, 2017 10:19 am0 comments
Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Three books inspired by Netflix series Black Mirror are to be published from next year. Each volume will include three novellas written by a variety of authors. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker will edit them. The novellas will all be original stories, with the first volume due to come out […]

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Call the Midwife to cast its first black nurse

April 10, 2017 6:12 pm0 comments
Call the Midwife to cast its first black nurse

BBC drama Call the Midwife is to get its first regular black character. Casting is already underway for an actress to play West Indian nurse Lucille in the next series. It’s to reflect the influence of nurses from the Commonwealth on the NHS in the 1960s. Series creator Heidi Thomas […]

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Historical dramas 'limit UK black actors'

March 19, 2017 5:11 pm0 comments
Historical dramas 'limit UK black actors'

Actress Thandie Newton has said she “can’t work” in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas had led to “slim pickings for people of colour”. Her criticism comes after British Film Institute research […]

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Black Sabbath bow out in Birmingham with final concert

February 5, 2017 1:35 am0 comments
Black Sabbath bow out in Birmingham with final concert

Black Sabbath, the band credited with inventing heavy metal music, have played their last concert. The two-hour gig at the NEC Arena in their home city of Birmingham saw the rock veterans play 15 songs ending with their first hit, Paranoid. Ticker tape and balloons fell as singer Ozzy Osbourne, […]

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Ozzy expects to 'shed a few tears' at Black Sabbath farewell show

February 3, 2017 2:27 pm0 comments
Ozzy expects to 'shed a few tears' at Black Sabbath farewell show

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne says he’s “a whirlwind of emotions” as Black Sabbath prepare to play their last ever show. The band, who gave birth to heavy metal in the 1970s, are calling it a day with two concerts in their home city of Birmingham this week. “My emotions are […]

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Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

December 24, 2016 10:49 pm0 comments
Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

A Russian military plane with 91 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea, Russia’s defence ministry says. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from the resort of Sochi at 05:20 (02:20 GMT) and fragments have now been found. The defence ministry said the Tu-154 […]

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