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Posted on Mar 04 2013

Eamonn Walker to Guest Star as Frederick Douglass on BBC America’s ‘Copper’

BBC America’s Copper has cast it’s Frederick Douglas. Eamonn Walker has been tapped to play abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the upcoming second season of the network’s highest-rated drama series. Set in 1860s New York City, the series centers on Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), an intense, rugged Irish-immigrant cop working the city’s notorious Five Points neighborhood and struggling to maintain... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Omar Sy Joins ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

One of’s top performers of 2012 will make his American film debut in the ‘X-Men’ blockbuster franchise. Omar Sy (pronounced ‘see’)—best known for the French film The Intouchables—has been added to the ever-growing cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, has learned. Director Bryan Singer announced the casting news on twitter over the past weekend. However, no... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Jesse L. Martin to replace Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games) will not be  playing Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic, Deadline reports. The singer-turned-actor will be replaced by  Jesse L. Martin (Rent) in the Julien Temple-helmed Sexual Healing, which is set to begin filming later this moth in the UK. The pic will center on “the final years of Gaye’s life in London from 1981, when... Read More »
Posted on Feb 28 2013

Michael Ealy Will Play a Robot in Fox’s Untitled Drama Pilot

J.J Abrams has found his android cop for a new futuristic series he’s producing for Fox. Michael Ealy has been tapped to play a key role in the network’s untitled action–drama pilot. The pilot is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” Ealy will play the android police officer who’s much more... Read More »
Posted on Feb 28 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win tickets to an Acting Seminar with Clifton Powell

As Black History Month comes to a close, we’re still celebrating by giving away three tickets to an acting seminar on the east coast. Hollywood actor Clifton Powell will host BEHIND THE LENZ: An Acting Marketing Seminar on March 16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Behind the Lenz is an informative seminar advising aspiring and working artists on the fundamentals,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 26 2013

Watch the first trailer for ‘Peeples’ Starring Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson

It’s been a long time coming, but the first official trailer for Tina Gordon Chism‘s Peeples (previously titled We The Peeples) has finally emerged online. Peeples, written and directed by Chism, follows Wade Walker (Craig Robinson), an average guy that wants to marry his beautiful, successful girlfriend, Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington). Having never met her upper-crust family, Wade crashes... 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, 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 »
Posted on Feb 25 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win an Acting Lesson with a celebrity acting coach is offering two of our twitter followers a chance to win acting lessons at Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory in Los Angeles and New York City. The Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory is the brain-child of Marishka S. Phillips, celebrity/spiritual acting coach. The school is a nurturing environment that caters to all creative artists seeking to heighten their awareness, allowing... Read More »
Posted on Feb 24 2013

Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Arrivals

The best and brightest of Black Hollywood hit up the red carpet at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Tonight, the Oscars, hosted by “Family Guy” writer Seth MacFarlane, was broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Chris Tucker, Zoe Saldana and Naomie Harris were some of the talented black actors who... Read More »
Posted on Feb 22 2013

Lamorne Morris spoofs Sam Jackson in ‘Django Unchained’ (VIDEO)

“Django 2Chainz” – YouTube’s first sketch film – is a brand new parody of Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar nominated film Django Unchained. The 13-minute comedic parody features a lively young cast, including Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Bresha Webb (Weeds), Lyman Johnson (Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl), Aleksander Ristic and YouTube phenomenon Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor. Written, directed and executive-produced by... Read More »
Posted on Feb 21 2013

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones join Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ pilot

Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones have been cast in “Sleepy Hollow,” Fox’s supernatural thriller series pilot from Star Trek Into Darkness writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. Beharie, whose breakout role was playing Michael Fassbender’s lover in the 2011 erotic feature Shame, will play female lead Abbie Archer, the local town sheriff who teams up with an 18th century... Read More »
Posted on Feb 21 2013

Black History Month 2013 Giveaway: Win a $50 Movie Theater Gift Card

Our third giveaway offers readers a chance to win a $50 AMC gift card. The card can be redeemed at any AMC movie theater in the United States (including AMC Showplace, Loew’s, Magic Johnson, Cineplex Odeon & Star) for the purchase of movie tickets, food and beverages, or  just about anything else.  To enter, follow Blackactors on Twitter ( and re-tweet our black history giveaway tweets.  Void where prohibited by law. Enter... Read More »
Posted on Feb 20 2013

Audra McDonald Guest Stars on ‘The Good Wife’

Audra McDonald will guest-star on CBS’ “The Good Wife” next month, and we have the first images from her appearance. McDonald will appear on the March 10 episode as Alicia’s frienemy from law school. In the episode, titled “Runnin’ with the Devil,” jailed drug dealer Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) requests that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) work with lawyer Charles Lester,... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

Black History Month Giveaway 2013: Win ‘Roots’ 30th Anniversary DVD Box Set

Our second giveaway is for Alex Haley’s “Roots,” which celebrates it’s 30th year anniversary with the re-release of  the groundbreaking mini-series in a 7-disc special edition DVD box set. This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Haley, Roots chronicles the... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

‘Olympus Has Fallen’: Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett featured in character posters

Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett appear in newly unveiled characters posters from Antoine Fuqua‘s upcoming White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. “Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.”... Read More »
Posted on Feb 18 2013

Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones and Crystal A. Dickinson Star in Horizon’s ‘The Call’

The  Playwrights Horizon production of Tanya Barfield‘s ‘The Call’ begins previews March 22. Opening night is April 14. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the African adoption drama features Eisa Davis, Russell G. Jones, Crystal A. Dickinson, Kelly AuCoin and Kerry Butler. Part of the 2012/2013 season slate, producers describe “The Call” as such: “When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child... Read More »
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