BRITISH ACTOR/HOMELAND STAR DAVID HAREWOOD SAYS THERE ARE A LACK ROLES FOR BLACK ACTORS IN BRITAIN
British actor and star of the hit US drama Homeland David Harewood has admitted that since returning to Britain he hasn’t had “a single audition” and has spent the last six months out of work.
In an interview with The Telegraph Harewood said,
”I’m looking forward to seeing what comes up next year because I’ve been back six months now and I haven’t really done anything, which is a bit scary. There really aren’t the roles for me here. I haven’t had a single audition.
ITV executives decided to overlook the fact that Harwood plays a major role in a hugely successful US drama and offered him a minor role in one of their dramas.
The actor refused the role saying it did not appeal to him.
”I’m a big old leading actor and as a black actor, there are very few roles for me to slot into so that’s been a bit disappointing”.
None of this should come as a surprise to you David. Typical UK antics.
The man stars as one of the leads in the huge hit show Homeland, yet when he returns to good old Blighty ITV offers him a minor role (I dread to think…) in one of their dead dramas. TV executives really do take the piss in this country.
Anyway I am sure that David will go on to enjoy more success in America starring in a variety of different projects.
The only way for us as a people to move forward in this country when it comes to the entertainment industry is to set up our own film, TV, production and distribution companies.