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Posted on Feb 07 2013

Watch David Oyelowo track down a terrorist in ‘Complicit’ preview trailer

The preview trailer for UK’s Channel 4 upcoming telepic Complicit has hit the web and one thing is clear—this is a serious drama about terrorism. The drama, directed by Niall McCormickm, will see David Oyelowo as an MI5 agent facing a moral dilemma when he tracks down a suspected terrorist. The official synopsis reads: In fighting the War on... Read More »
Posted on Jan 15 2013

Adrian Lester Wins Best Actor at UK’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards

Adrian Lester  has won the best actor award at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for his role as pioneering African-American actor Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet. Lester is the first black actor to recieve the honor. The winners were announced earlier today at an informal ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Each member of the Drama Section independently casts his or her vote based on... Read More »
Posted on Jan 09 2013

Thandie Newton in DirecTV’s ‘Rouge’ Trailer (VIDEO)

A trailer for DIRECTV’s original suspense-drama series “Rogue,” starring Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) and Marton Csokas (The Debt, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), has made it’s way online and it looks pretty kick ass. “Rogue” revolves around Grace (Newton), a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her... Read More »
Posted on Dec 27 2012

Watch the trailer for ‘The Bodyguard’ musical

Following the official opening of the new West End musical The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre earlier this month in London, comes a dazzling video preview trailer for the critically acclaimed stage drama. Watch it below! Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film, The Bodyguard, centers on Heather Headley as Rachel Marron, a platinum selling recording artist. The... Read More »
Posted on Dec 10 2012

Watch Jordan Pitt and Ty Bankinson’s Short Film ‘Lost Words’ (Video)

British actors Jordan Pitt and Ty Bankinson take the lead in a beautiful new short film, Lost Words, which they also wrote and co-produced. Filmed in Cannes last year, the film is described as “a powerful drama that explores the theme of forgiveness, and how bitterness in the heart can tear families apart.” The short premiered at the Cannes... Read More »
Posted on Dec 05 2012

‘Homeland’ star David Harewood in talks to play Paul Robeson in Indie Biopic

David Harewood, who curretly stars on Showtime’s Homeland, is in talks to play Paul Robeson in the indie biopic “Robeson.” The news was exciting at first until we researched the producers and writers behind the project. Robeson will be produced by Richard Akel and Greg Carter (Thug Life) with a script by Akel and Terry Bisson.  The producers and writers have no real... Read More »
Posted on Nov 26 2012

Black James Bond? David Oyelowo Joins the Secret Service in ‘Complicit’ (Photos)

Move over, Idris! We may have found the black James Bond. While he’s not quite meeting with Bond executives, British actor David Oyelowo is rising to the occasion with a more public audition—filming a new telepic as a secret service agent in Guy Hibbert’s Complicit. Many Rivers Films announced last week that principal photography on the action thriller Complicit... Read More »
Posted on Nov 16 2012

David Oyelowo Featured in Vogue

David Oyelowo, who currently stars in Lincoln, is featured in Vogue‘s December issue. The article touches on many topics, but it mainly addresses the plight of being black in Hollywood and Oyelowo’s meteoric rise to fame. “As a black actor,” says British-born Oyelowo, “I have an allergic reaction to playing the obligatory est friend or the peripheral detective who... Read More »
Posted on Nov 08 2012

First Look at ‘Blackcta,’ Nathaniel Martello-White’s play about black actors, now playing at London’s Young Vic

British actor Nathaniel Martello-White‘s new play Blackta, which runs through Nov. 24 at the Young Vic in London, sheds light on the experiences black actors face in the United Kingdom. Most of the experiences and themes examined in Blackta include an overwhelming lack of opportunities for black actors and intense competition. “I think Blackta is looking at the collective... Read More »
Posted on Oct 29 2012

British actor Noel Clarke says the world isn’t ready for a black James Bond

British actor Noel Clarke (Storage 24, Kidulthood) doesn’t believe the world is ready for a black James Bond, The Sun reports. Last week, media outlets reported that Skyfall actress Naomie Harris confimred that Idris Elba had met with movie execs to allegedly discuss taking over the James Bond 007 role in a future production. Clarke doesn’t buy it, explaining:... Read More »
Posted on Oct 22 2012

David Oyelowo Will Play Sugar Ray Robinson

In another fascinating example of black actors creating their own opportunities, David Oyelowo will reportedly executive produce and star in Sweet Thunder, a new biopic about legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. The film, which Wil Haygood has adapted from his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life And Times Of Sugar Ray Robinson, will focus on Robinson’s early career and possibly... Read More »
Posted on Sep 20 2012

New ‘Skyfall’ footage shows Naomie Harris in action (VIDEO)

Viewers finally get a proper look at Naomie Harris in a new videoblog with previously unseen footage from the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall. In the new film, Bond’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Dame Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no... Read More »
Posted on Aug 23 2012

Watch Idris Elba on Webcam Tonight (Live Video)

British actor Idris Elba is inviting fans to join him tonight for a live video web chat. 8:00pm EST Update:Web session ended. 7:56pm EST Update:Idris just premiered the new video for his new song ‘Robot.’ He appears at the very end. 7:48pm EST Update:Idris just took some questions: “Is Luther Season 3 done?” He hasn’t filmed it yet. Another... Read More »
Posted on Aug 22 2012

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Cast as Villain in ‘Thor’ Sequel ‘The Dark World’

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, best known as the menacing Adebisi on HBO’s “Oz,” has landed a double role in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. The Brit actor has been added to the cast as one of the lead villains, playing the dual roles of Algrim the Strong and Kurse. The character Algrim the Strong is described in the comicbooks as the... Read More »
Posted on Aug 20 2012

Naomie Harris’ ‘Skyfall’ Character Poster Revealed

Sony Pictures has released a new set of Skyfall posters featuring Naomie Harris‘s Eve character. Dressed down for her close-up, Harris portrays a hardcore M16 agent who carries out a lot of physically demanding tasks. If the trailers are anything to go by, it seems as though Harris may end up becoming one of James Bond’s lovers. Have a look below and check... Read More »
Posted on Aug 03 2012

West End’s ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical Completes Casting, Begins Rehearsals

The complete casting has been announced for the West End production of The Bodyguard, which begins performances at London’s Adelphi Theatre on November 6, prior to an official opening December 5. Joining previously announced Heather Headley are black actors Debbie Kurup and Ray Shell. Alternating the role of Rachel Marron’s young son Fletcher will be Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe,... Read More »
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