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Posted on Jul 05 2012

Black British Dramas Finding Success Online

Why are black British dramas headed online instead of making their way onto British television screens? Entertainment writer Bim Adewunmi poses that question in a new article for The Guardian. The writer cites “small-screen traditions of whitewashing big cities” in both the United Kingdom and the United States as one of the reasons behind networks ostracizing black shows on... Read More »
Posted on Jun 12 2012

Don Warrington to Lead Cast of U.K. Tour for recast version of Broadway’s ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Casting has been announced for the UK tour of the re-cast version of Broadway’s Driving Miss Daisy. Dom Warrington will reprise the role of Hoke Coleburn, the black chauffeur originally played by Morgan Freeman in Alfred Uhry‘s 1987 play and film adaptation. The role was then reprised by Clarke Peters in the original West End debut and James Earl... Read More »
Posted on May 31 2012

Ashley Walters Stars in Brit Crime Series ‘Inside Men’

Rising actor Ashley Walters stars in the new British crime miniseries Inside Men. The four part series tells the story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound (dollar) cash heist. In an interview with BBC, the actor discussed his role and the challenges he faced while shooting the action packed drama. “The... Read More »
Posted on May 25 2012

Noel Clarke, Lenora Crichlow star in new British sports flick ‘Fast Girls’

Noel Clarke co-wrote and stars in Fast Girls, a new drama about a British female 4 x 100 metres relay team. The film, produced by The Iron Lady‘s Damian Jones, centers around the rivalry between the rugged Shania (played by Being Human‘s Lenora Crichlow) and her prissy new teammate Lisa. The film co-stars Crichlow, Lashana Lynch, Lorraine Burroughs, Dominique... Read More »
Posted on May 19 2012

UK Fantasy Series ‘Sinbad’ Trailer Debuts

The trailer for the new SKY1/BBC period adventure series Sinbad has arrived on the web. The trailer offers up everything we would expect from an epic fantasy tale– mythical creatures, black magic, and goddesses. Leading the cast of this updated take on the classic 8th century tale as Persian hero Sinbad is newcomer Elliot Knight who is joined by a... Read More »
Posted on May 10 2012

Idris Elba featured in British GQ June 2012 Issue

Idris Elba is featured in a fashion spread for the June 2012 issue of British GQ. The men’s fashion magazine uses the Prometheus star’s initials to chronicle his journey to internatational superstardom; “Idris has tailor made his own success. Decorated with a Golden Globe for his lead Role in the Police drama Luther, he has since been Inundated with... Read More »
Posted on Apr 24 2012

David Oyelowo to shoot Channel 4’s ‘Complicit’

David Oyelowo is set to star in a new Channel 4 single drama called Complicit. The drama will explore the moral road bumps that come with intelligence war. “It’s about the politics of torture within MI5,” Oyelowo tells Screen Daily. “About that thin line that MI5 officers have to straddle in the wake of Guantanamo.” In Complicit the main... Read More »
Posted on Apr 20 2012

‘Victim’: Trailer Starring David Harewood, Ashley Madekwe and Ashley Chin Debuts

The new trailer for British crime drama Victim has been released. The film follows a black youth who is thrown into a life of crime and violence in order to support his financially deprived family. The film stars Ashley Chin, David Harewood, Ashley Madekwe, Letitia Wright, Shanika Warren-Markland, Jason Maza, and Michael Maris. The complete official film synopsis reads:... Read More »
Posted on Apr 19 2012

Noel Clarke’s ‘Storage 24’ Poster Debuts

Noel Clarke revealed the theatrical poster for his scary new film Storage 24 today via Whosay. Written by Clarke, the film follows four people trapped inside a storage unit with a deadly creature. The full synopsis reads: London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London... Read More »
Posted on Apr 11 2012

First ‘Skyfall’ Movie Still Featuring Naomie Harris as Agent Eve (Photo)

A first look still image from the forthcoming James Bond 007 flick Skyfall has been released. Naomie Harris appears as the gun-toting field agent Eve in the Sam Mendes-directed feature. While her character is initially only known as Eve, the Daily mail reported “the plot will see her character become Bond’s foil, Moneypenny.” RELATED ARTICLES: Naomie Harris appears in... Read More »
Posted on Apr 10 2012

‘Storage 24’ Trailer: Noel Clarke Stars in Monster Flick

A new theatrical trailer for British writer and actor Noel Clarke‘s Storage 24 just debuted online today and it’s scary as hell. The movie, written by Clarke, follows four people–Clarke, Colin O’Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and Laura Haddock–who wind up trapped inside a storage unit with a deadly creature. The film’s official synopsis reads: An aircraft smashes into the warehouse... Read More »
Posted on Apr 05 2012

Shanika Warren-Markland Stars in ‘The Skinny’

British actress Shanika Warren-Markland stars in director Patrik-Ian Polk‘s new film The Skinny, opening April 6 in select cities across the U.S. The actress stars alongside Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Anthony Burrell in this sexually charged indie drama from the creator of Logo’s Noah’s Arc and Punks. The film follows former college classmates reuniting one year... Read More »
Posted on Mar 29 2012

Naomie Harris appears in ‘Skyfall’ behind the scenes footage, may join ‘A Long Walk to Freedom’

Naomie Harris appears in new video training with weapons and discussing her character in the film. Harris plays Eve, a bad ass field agent. The video was recorded late last year and just recently released. “Eve is a filed agent. She’s very capable,” says Harris. “She kind of sees herself as Bond’s equal. She’s not, but thats how’s she... Read More »
Posted on Mar 28 2012

John Boyega Joins ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun,’ In Talks for ‘Creeping Zero’

“Attack the Block“ star John Boyega is set to join Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Biyi Bandele‘s “Half of a Yellow Sun,” with Dominic Cooper also in talks for a lead role. Boyega is also in negotiations to topline the indie sci-fi pic “Creeping Zero,” from “Isolation” helmer Billy O’Brien. Half of a Yellow Sun recreates a seminal moment in modern African history — Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish... Read More »
Posted on Mar 26 2012

Freema Agyeman on set of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ (Photos)

Filming is already underway for the CW’s Sex and The City prequel series The Carrie Diaries. As previously reported, Freema Agyeman will play Larissa, a hip, cutting-edge editor who works at Interview magazine during the 1980s. Agyeman will also serve as a mentor to the young Carrie Bradshaw (played by AnnaSophia Robb). Check out the pics: Photos: FAME/Flynet RELATED... Read More »
Posted on Mar 18 2012

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the first trailer for BBC’s ‘Dancing on the Edge’

British thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor appears in the first leaked trailer for the highly anticipated BBC drama series ‘Dancing on the Edge.’ Writer and director Stephen Poliakoff embarks in an explosive new drama, where for a moment music transcends the divisions of class and race, until fear and hate once again tear them apart. Set in an extraordinary period of immense... Read More »
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