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Posted on Nov 23 2016

First Look at John Boyega in ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel (Photos)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega appears prominently in new images from the set of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Read More »
Posted on Sep 09 2015

‘How Did We Get Here?’ Web Series Trailer (VIDEO)

The British minds behind the popular Youtube web series Brothers With No Game are giving us a look into black love with a new drama web series titled How Did We Get Here?. The British based series, which stars Stephan Boyce and Kamara Bacchus, is described as a “complicated love affair between childhood sweethearts.” The series also stars Monique... Read More »
Posted on Aug 16 2015

‘Danny and the Human Zoo’ Trailer Starring Kascion Franklin (Video)

A new trailer has hit the web for BBC One’s period drama, “Danny and the Human Zoo.” Newcomer Kascion Franklin stars as Danny Fearon, a talented teenager from a Jamaican family growing up in 1970s Dudley. The series is inspired by comedian and actor Lenny Henry‘s rise to fame. Henry, who wrote the programme, also stars in the show... Read More »
Posted on Dec 31 2013

Top 10 Best Performances of 2013

As we near the end of 2013, Blackactors.net is taking a look at some of the most outstanding performances of this past year. It’s been a remarkable and groundbreaking year for black actors in the entertainment industry, and it was pretty difficult narrowing down our picks to just 10 from three different categories: television, film, and stage. Our editors,... Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2013

Gugu Mbatha-Raw breaks barriers in ‘Belle’ Trailer

The first trailer for black director Amma Asante‘s critically acclaimed period drama, Belle, was released online today and it’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Based on a true story, the film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle, the bi-racial child of a white British admiral and a black Caribbean slave. When the admiral returns to sea, his family... Read More »
Posted on Sep 25 2013

National Theatre’s ‘Othello,’ Starring Adrian Lester, Brings Live Broadcast to US audiences (VIDEO)

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of “Othello,” directed by Nicholas Hytner with Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (“Henry V,” BBC’s Hustle) in the title role and Rory Kinnear (“Hamlet,” James Bond: Skyfall) as the duplicitous Iago, will broadcast live to select venues across the country on Thursday, September 26 with repeat screenings on varying dates nationally.... Read More »
Posted on Aug 12 2013

‘Top Boy’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Debuts

Get ready for Ronan Bennett‘s Bafta-nominated drama “Top Boy”, the gritty four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London amid inner-city drug and gang culture. The mini series, which stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, will make it’s second season debut later this month in the United Kingdom. In the new season, Dushane (Walters) has... Read More »
Posted on Jul 24 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor makes debut in Young Vic’s ‘A Season in the Congo’

Chiwetel Ejifor returns to the stage in a new production of Aimé Césaire’s ‘A Season in the Congo,’ which runs through August 26 at the Young Vic in London. Ejifor, who was last seen on the London stage in the title role of ‘Othello’ at the Donmar Warehouse for which he won an Olivier Award, plays a Congolese man... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2013

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Character Posters: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris in Neslon Mandela Biopic

Pathe UK has released two character posters for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which opens in the UK January 3. The film follows Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. With Idris Elba as the former South African President and Naomie Harris... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2013

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ UK Teaser Trailer Released

Pathe UK has released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and it’s pretty amazing. In the trailer, Idris Elba appears as the iconic South African revolutionary leader and activist as he literally walks through a vast African plain. While the trailer doesn’t show a close up of Elba as Mandela,... Read More »
Posted on May 01 2013

Gary Carr Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast

Downton Abbey has found it’s first black character to stir things up on the upcoming season. British actor Gary Carr has joined the Season 4 cast of the award-winning period drama. Carr will play Jack Ross, a charismatic Jazz singer. The casting marks the first time a black actor will have a major recurring role on the show and... Read More »
Posted on Apr 10 2013

Watch Eric Kolelas’ French Drama Short ’50 Pence’ (Video)

French filmmaker and actor Eric Kolelas stars in a gripping new short film drama, 50 Pence, which he also wrote and directed. In the short film, Kolelas plays a hustler who navigates through the beautiful streets of Paris with a mysterious woman (Anoushka Ravanshad) after he is ordered to bring her to his dangerous boss where an uncertain future... Read More »
Posted on Mar 28 2013

Idris Elba Says His Mandela Biopic Is ‘Hands Down The Best’

Idris Elba sat down with UK’s Guardian for a very insightful interview about his career at the launch of the Tanqueray Gin Palace in London. The Thor actor discussed, among other things, his role as the legendary political activist-turned-South African president Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. On comparing his portrayal of Mandela with that of Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and Terrence Howard (Winnie):... Read More »
Posted on Mar 18 2013

All-Black ‘Julius Caesar’ at BAM

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will present an all-black production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, to run April 10 through Apr 28, 2013 at the BAM Harvey Theater. Gregory Doran will direct a cast that includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus (pictured), Jeffrey Kissoon as Julius Caesar, and Ray Fearon as Marc Anthony. Brooklyn, NY—The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare’s Julius... Read More »
Posted on Mar 12 2013

Lucien Laviscount Joins CW’s ‘The Selection’

CW’s The Selection has recast the role of Aspen for it’s second pilot. British actor Lucien Laviscount has landed  a leading role in the network’s retooled drama pilot The Selection – a Hunger Games-esque drama based on a book series by Kiera Cass. Set 300 years in the future, an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2013

‘Downton Abbey’ to introduce it’s first black character

Dowton Abbey is on the verge of diversifying it’s cast by adding a black character into the mix. The upcoming season of the Emmy Award-winning period drama will feature it’s first black cast member, Blackactors.net has learned. According to British tabloid  The Sun, a casting notice was sent out to top agents searching for  a black actor in their late 20s to portray a Jazz singer named Jack Ross. The notice describes the character... Read More »
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