'Black UK actors told to go to Hollyw...

'Black UK actors told to go to Hollywood to find leading roles'

There are 173 comments on the Newkerala.com story from Feb 3, 2012, titled 'Black UK actors told to go to Hollywood to find leading roles'. In it, Newkerala.com reports that:

London, Feb 2: Black British actors should head to Hollywood as quickly as possible because they will not get leading roles in the United Kingdom, an acclaimed National Theatre performer has said.

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“You can't handle the truth.”

Since: Oct 11

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#168 Jun 5, 2012
Black Americans flourish in the movie and television industry, why can't Black Britons do the same?
Bigsmoke

Portsmouth, UK

#169 Jun 11, 2012
BLACK AMERICAN PRINCE wrote:
Black Americans flourish in the movie and television industry, why can't Black Britons do the same?
When you make up the second largest racial group and second largest racial group with purchasing power and a history in the country since its foundation making up 20% initiall to over 13% today I can't say I'm suprised.

On the other hand Black Britain which lacks an identity is made up of descendants of recent immigrants to the UK who form the third largest racial minoritity which only recently reached 2% of the population

Also the UK already has a much smaller market and there is something about you Americans which is just made for TV. Over here to make it big is to sell in the USA reason why British musicians and actors/actresses seek careers in the USA to become made.

For their small number in the world Black British actors/actresses have done quite a bit but yeah in the US industry which makes me question why is this so with an excess of 40 million black people in the USA. I mean why seek a Black British actor to play as a Black American character?

Since: Jul 14

New York, NY

#170 Jul 18, 2014
There should always be James Bond as it was from the beginning and not a Black Actor at all. I'm from the US and would not see it a black James Bond movie at all, it would take away from it. Daniel Craig is just fine in being James Bond.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#171 Jul 18, 2014
mstay92 wrote:
There should always be James Bond as it was from the beginning and not a Black Actor at all. I'm from the US and would not see it a black James Bond movie at all, it would take away from it. Daniel Craig is just fine in being James Bond.
For me Daniel Craig lacks the necessary insouciance to play James Bond. His Bond is pedestrian. Any handsome actor of any color, with a dry wit, would make a better Bond.
Or perhaps a masochistic actor, a sort of James Bondage.
Chief Smoke

Atlanta, GA

#172 Jul 18, 2014
We need to come up with our own characters
Dr Spleen

UK

#173 Jul 19, 2014
Bigsmoke wrote:
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When you make up the second largest racial group and second largest racial group with purchasing power and a history in the country since its foundation making up 20% initiall to over 13% today I can't say I'm suprised.
On the other hand Black Britain which lacks an identity is made up of descendants of recent immigrants to the UK who form the third largest racial minoritity which only recently reached 2% of the population
Also the UK already has a much smaller market and there is something about you Americans which is just made for TV. Over here to make it big is to sell in the USA reason why British musicians and actors/actresses seek careers in the USA to become made.
For their small number in the world Black British actors/actresses have done quite a bit but yeah in the US industry which makes me question why is this so with an excess of 40 million black people in the USA. I mean why seek a Black British actor to play as a Black American character?
no, not any more, Hispanics are now the second group.
Lady K

Miami, FL

#175 Aug 10, 2014
LION wrote:
I am a black man and ?I will admit that the characters of traditional roles should be cast by someone of their own race. Why would we have a white man playing martin luther king, or a white man playing michael jackson?
And yet, both the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra were women of color, but every time you see them portrayed in the movies, they are being played by white women.
Mail Order Ting Tong

London, UK

#176 Aug 11, 2014
Lady K wrote:
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And yet, both the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra were women of color, but every time you see them portrayed in the movies, they are being played by white women.
Cleopatra was NOT a black, she was macedonian. for goodness sake stop bringing up that stupid lie. Look at her portraits, she looked like a mediterranean woman. She was the direct descendent of Ptolemy, a macedonian general. So , white actresses play her. It is not even known if the Queen of Sheba actually existed.

ps, King Tut had Western European DNA.
Mail Order Ting Tong

London, UK

#177 Aug 11, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>For me Daniel Craig lacks the necessary insouciance to play James Bond. His Bond is pedestrian. Any handsome actor of any color, with a dry wit, would make a better Bond.
Or perhaps a masochistic actor, a sort of James Bondage.
as most MI6 agents of that era were gay, drunkards, Russian spies or all three, perhaps some really swishy fruit should play him?

“Repent and worship God”

Since: Jul 13

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#178 Aug 11, 2014
Lady K wrote:
<quoted text>And yet, both the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra were women of color, but every time you see them portrayed in the movies, they are being played by white women.
Cleopatra was from the line of Ptolemy, a white woman, who was queen of Egypt.
Michael Jacksons Ghost

London, UK

#179 Aug 11, 2014
Bigsmoke wrote:
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When you make up the second largest racial group and second largest racial group with purchasing power and a history in the country since its foundation making up 20% initiall to over 13% today I can't say I'm suprised.
On the other hand Black Britain which lacks an identity is made up of descendants of recent immigrants to the UK who form the third largest racial minoritity which only recently reached 2% of the population
Also the UK already has a much smaller market and there is something about you Americans which is just made for TV. Over here to make it big is to sell in the USA reason why British musicians and actors/actresses seek careers in the USA to become made.
For their small number in the world Black British actors/actresses have done quite a bit but yeah in the US industry which makes me question why is this so with an excess of 40 million black people in the USA. I mean why seek a Black British actor to play as a Black American character?
very few WHITE british actors ever make it in Hollywood either - most return here with their tails between their legs. And Lenny Henry would have no work at all if not for the BBC keeping him on, and white Islington liberals saying he's funny for fear of being called racists.
Cracksmoke

Englewood, NJ

#180 Aug 12, 2014
Bigsmoke wrote:
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Also the UK already has a much smaller market and there is something about you Americans which is just made for TV.
Michael Jacksons Ghost

London, UK

#181 Aug 12, 2014
but we really LOVE "COPS" and "Bait car" , that really is black entertainment!

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