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Posted on Mar 05 2012

Freema Agyeman Cast in CW’s ‘Sex and The City’ Prequel Pilot

British thespian Freema Agyeman has joined the pilot for the CW’s Sex and the City prequel, entitled The Carrie Diaries. If the series does get picked up (and we’re sure it will), this could very well be Agyeman’s breakout roe in an American television project. The former Doctor Who star will play Larissa, a hip, cutting-edge editor who works... Read More »
Posted on Feb 17 2012

Heather Headley to Reprise Whitney Houston’s Role in ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical

According to reports on dailymail.co.uk, producers Michael Harrison and David Ian will open The Bodyguard, a musical based on Whitney Houston‘s film of the same name, at London’s Adelphi Theatre in November. “Thea Sharrock will direct Heather Headley in the role of the rock star Rachel Marron (the part Whitney played). All the songs featured in the movie, including... Read More »
Posted on Feb 13 2012

BAFTA 2012 Awards: Red Carpet Photos

The 2012 BAFTAs were held on Sunday,12 February, at London’s Royal Opera House.  The event is billed as the British Oscars, honoring this year’s best in film from the UK and US. Some of our favorite shining stars graced the red carpet. The Help’s Octavia Spencer arrived on the red carpet with co-star Viola Davis. Spencer took home the award for Best... Read More »
Posted on Jan 31 2012

David Harewood to Young Black British Actors: “Go to America!”

David Harewood has criticised the lack of opportunities for young black actors in the UK and has advised them to consider heading to America. The star – who was recently awarded an MBE – said there was a lack of “authoritative, strong black characters” for British actors. Birmingham-born Harewood blamed the British TV industry for its lack of risk-taking... Read More »
Posted on Jan 05 2012

Watch the “Sister Act” UK Tour trailer (Video)

Stage Entertainment released a brand new trailer for their UK production of Sister Act today. The new trailer provides a more in-depth look at the European spectacle featuring British actors/singers Cynthia Erivo as Deloris Van Cartier, Cavin Cornwall as Curtis Jackson, Tyrone Huntley as TJ, and Edward Baruwa as Eddie Souther. Based on the smash hit movie of the same name, the... Read More »
Posted on Jan 05 2012

Noel Clarke Joins “Star Trek 2”

Brit actor-director Noel Clarke, who has a recurring role on the BBC’s hit series “Doctor Who,” has been cast in J.J. Abrams’ Paramount tentpole “Star Trek 2.” He joins franchise newcomers Alice Eve and Peter Weller in the sci-fi sequel, which is skedded for release on May 17, 2013. Paramount had no comment on the casting. While the details... Read More »
Posted on Jan 05 2012

First Behind The Scenes Look at Chiwetel Ejiofor in BBC’s “Dancing On The Edge” (Photo)

Here’s a first look image from the set of BBC’s latest race film “Dancing On The Edge,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt, The Shadow Line) and Wunmi Mosaku (I Am Slave) as black musicians in 1930s London. The official show synopsis reads: Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff (The Lost Prince, Shooting The Past), the five-part series follows the... Read More »
Posted on Nov 30 2011

Noel Clarke Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of East London (Video)

Multiple award-winning actor, director and screenwriter Noel Clarke, was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Arts at the University of East London’s graduation ceremony in London’s O2. Born in west London in 1975, Noel grew up with a burning ambition to write and act, which led him to leave the University of North London before he had graduated, but... Read More »
Posted on Nov 28 2011

Behind The Scenes: Christine Adams on set of ‘Terra Nova’ (Photo)

(Photo: David Strick) Christine Adams has fun with her daughter in the make-up trailer on set of Fox’s “Terra Nova” in Queensland, Australia. The British actress appears in front of a wall full of headshots of the diverse cast. RELATED ARTICLES: Meet ‘Terra Nova’ Star Christine Adams Black Stars of Television (Fall 2011-12 Season) Read More »
Posted on Nov 22 2011

Chiwetel Ejiofor joins BBC drama ‘Dancing On The Edge’

Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast in the forthcoming Stephen Poliakoff drama series “Dancing on the Edge,” which is scheduled to air next year on BBC Two. The series, set in the 1930s, will follow a black jazz band in London. According to BBC, filming has already begun in London and Birmingham. The actor was seen recently on BBC series “The... Read More »
Posted on Nov 14 2011

Sophie Okonedo To Star in West End Production of ‘Haunted Child,’ (Running 2 Dec – 14 Jan)

Oscar nominated actress Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) has been cast in Joe Penhall’s play Haunted Child. Okonedo will play Julie, a mother driven crazy by her child waking up at night after he claims to hear phantom noises, and see ghostly figures prowling around the house. The official synopsis reads: “A mother is driven half-mad when her young son... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2011

Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters Writing A British Version of ‘Bad Boys’

British actors Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are working on a script they say will be like a British version of the ‘Bad Boys’ film franchise, centering on the life of two drug cops in the Metropolitan Police Service. “We’re playing cops, we’re trying to make police glamorous over here, trying to give an advert to the Met. We... Read More »
Posted on Nov 06 2011

Watch ‘Meet The Adebanjo’s’ Episode 1

The incredibly funny British-Nigerian comedy Meet The Adebanjo’s is making noise in the UK. Newly released on DVD, we get a fresh look into Afro-British life that is often ignored on television. This family from Peckham, South London is charming and infectious. From the first episode of the two DVD box set, we meet recognisable characters: the Traditional father... Read More »
Posted on Nov 04 2011

Naomie Harris Announces Role in James Bond Film ‘Skyfall’ (Video)

Naomie Harris appeared on the panel of the first official press conference for the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise titled ‘Skyfall.’ Harris will play a field agent named “Eve.” The actress revealed that she has been physically training for her role for two months now. Taking classes in yoga, stunt driving, and machine gun firing. The actress... Read More »
Posted on Oct 31 2011

Candese Reid Wins Best British Newcomer Award for ‘Junkhearts’ + Upcoming Screening

Candese Reid won the Best British Newcomer Award last week at the London Film Festival for her role in the new indie film ‘Junkhearts.’ The Guardian reports the actress was so overwhelemed and shaking, she dropped her award during the ceremony. Reid plays a troubled homeless girl who manipulates an older war vet to take her in so that... Read More »
Posted on Oct 30 2011

Watch An Explosive Clip from ‘Sket’ Starring Ashley Walters and Riann Steele

Ashley Walters is shaping up to be the next big thing out of the UK. The British actor stars in SKET (currently playing in cinemas), a gritty new film about a girl gang out for revenge. In SKET, Walters plays a villain responsible for killing an innocent bystander who comes to the aid of his abused girlfriend (played by Riann... Read More »
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