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Posted on Oct 29 2011

New Images from ‘Wuthering Heights’ Starring James Howson and Solomon Glave

Several new still images from director Andrea Arnold‘s (Fish Tank) new movie, Wuthering Heights, have been released online. The period drama stars James Howson as Heathcliff, a homeless boy who forges a relationship with the daughter of the farmer who takes him in. Solomon Glave also stars as a young Heathcliff. (Photos: Artificial Eye) RELATED ARTICLES: ‘Wuthering Heights’ Poster... Read More »
Posted on Oct 29 2011

New on Blu-ray: ‘Bonekickers’ Starring Adrian Lester, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Eamonn Walker

HISTORY, MYSTERY AND fantasy combine for intriguing plots on “Bonekickers.” The British drama set in the ancient city of Bath keeps viewers intrigued with Indiana Jones meets CSI story lines. Each episode is packed with forensics and adventure – and flashbacks to collaborate key moments in history – as archaeologists uncover the unexpected. Adrian Lester and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star.... Read More »
Posted on Oct 27 2011

Thandie Newton Makes Stage Debut in West End Production of ‘Death and the Maiden’

Movie star Thandie Newton is currently starring in Ariel Dorfman‘s psychological stage play “Death and the Maiden” at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End (London’s Broadway, for American readers). Newton plays Paulina Salas, a former political prisoner trying to come to terms with her traumatizing past. When a stranger arrives at the isolated beach house she shares... Read More »
Posted on Oct 20 2011

Why Are Black British Actors So Popular? (Video)

A lot of meaty roles are going to black actors of European nationality. Some of the latest castings include David Oyelowo as Tuskegee airman Joe ‘Lightning’ Little in the upcoming blockbuster Red Tails. The British actor has also snagged a lead role in Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming film Middle of Nowhere. Brit Idris Elba has landed high-profile gigs such as... Read More »
Posted on Oct 05 2011

‘Wuthering Heights’ Poster Revealed + Trailer

The new poster for director Andrea Arnold‘s Wuthering Heights film adaptation debuted online today. The image was released exclusively through DigitalSpy.com early this morning. Heights is based off the classic novel by Emily Brontë. The film tells the story of Heathcliff and Catherine, two lovers from different backgrounds forced to live their lives without each other due to prejudice... Read More »
Posted on Sep 27 2011

Meet ‘Terra Nova’ Star Christine Adams

British actress Christine Adams plays the main villain on Fox’s hot new series Terra Nova. The Steven Spielberg executive-produced sci-fi drama is predicted to be a ratings gold mind for the network. Nova centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they... Read More »
Posted on Sep 14 2011

British Actor Richard Ayoade Lands ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Role, Not Chris Tucker

The Brits are coming! Actor/Director Richard Ayoade has been cast in the role of Jamarcus for the upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch. Ayoade joins a star-studded cast including Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill. If this project seems familiar to you, we recently posted a story about Chris Tucker being close to landing a role in the film. However,... Read More »
Posted on Sep 07 2011

Idris Elba Lands Smartwater Endorsement Deal

Idris Elba is the new face of Glaceau’s Smartwater. A gig that was previously held by Jennifer Aniston. The water brand, which is owned by Coca-Cola, is featuring Elba in a print ad campaign that will run in upcoming issues of Essence, GQ and Men’s Journal magazines. Elba is up for two Emmy Awards next week. One for Best... Read More »
Posted on Sep 01 2011

Michael Obiora Joins UK’s ‘Casualty’ Series

British actor Michael Obiora, known for his portrayal of Ben on Hotel Babylon, has joined BBC’s Casualty in a recurring role. Obiora joins the 25-year-old television medical drama as Lloyd Asike, a cocky male nurse recruit working in the hospital’s emergency department. “He thinks with his heart! He’s a very keen newly qualified Nurse, and he ultimately wants to... Read More »
Posted on Aug 30 2011

Lucian Msamati Joins HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

The hit series is finally adding a little color to it’s cast. The second black actor to be cast in the show has just been announced. British Actor Lucian Msamati has joined the Emmy-nominated drama series Game of Thrones in a recurring role. Msamati, who is best known for his work on HBO’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, will... Read More »
Posted on Aug 29 2011

Nonso Anozie Lands Big Roles in the U.S.

British actor Nonso Anozie is quickly making his way into Hollywood. Already landing two high-profile gigs this year, he may soon become a household name. The actor can be seen in the new film Conan the Barbarian (now in theaters). He has also been cast in the wildly popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.” “I play the role of... Read More »
Posted on Jun 28 2011

Noel Clarke, Thandie Newton Hits ‘Huge’ Red Carpet Premiere (Photos & Trailer)

British actors Noel Clarke and Thandie Newton hit the red carpet at the premiere of their new film Huge. The event took place at the Empire theater in London, England. Read More »
Posted on May 07 2011

Thandie Newton Stars in ‘Retreat’ Trailer

Phenomenal actress Thandie Newton's new film Retreat has a scary new trailer. Read More »
Posted on May 03 2011

Across The Pond: Chiwetel Ejiofor takes lead in The Shadow Line

Chiwetel Ejiofor, the African-British actor, takes the lead as Detective Jonah Gabriel in a new BBC crime drama The Shadow Line. Read More »
Posted on May 18 2010

Black Actors Hot on the London Stage

From the South Bank to Upper Street, the heart of the West End to Sloane Square, a whiff of hope is drifting through theatreland. Talented black actors, so often sidelined or overlooked for star roles, are suddenly in demand on the London stage.   Acting royalty: David Harewood was acclaimed for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop   Following on from the... Read More »
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