Posted on 08 November 2012   UK

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 29 October 2012   Film, UK

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 22 October 2012   Film, UK

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 20 September 2012   Film, UK

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 23 August 2012   UK, Video

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 22 August 2012   Film, UK

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 »
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