UK TV: EASTENDERS CASTS NEW BLACK CHARACTER, ACTOR CORNELL S JOHN JOINS THE FOLD

Cornell S John

Cornell S John

BBC soap Eastenders has added actor Cornell S John to it’s fold.  John who starred in hit British films Kidulthood and Adulthood has been cast to play the father of youngster Dexter Hartman.

Via Digital Spy

Ava and Dexter will be shocked when Sam returns following the death of his  father, and is determined to get to know his son. Dexter has never met his  father, who left a pregnant Ava when he went to get milk and never  returned.

John said: “It’s a great honor and pleasure to be joining the EastEnders family. I look forward to working with the cast and to Sam’s  adventures on the square… doof doof.”

Lorraine Newman, executive  producer of the soap, added: “We are delighted to have Cornell join the cast of EastEnders playing Sam. Cornell’s powerful presence and natural  gravitas will ensure he’s a strong presence on screen.

“The addition of  Sam gives us a solid family unit with Dexter and Ava. However, after such a long  absence, sparks are sure to initially fly. Let’s just hope he’s got the milk!”

Khali Best (Dexter Hartman)

Khali Best (Dexter Hartman)

Clare Perkins

Clare Perkins (Ava Hartman)

“He went to get milk and never returned”….

Hahahahaha * shakes head and rolls eyes* typical!

I think the last time Eastenders cast a solid black family unit (mother, father, children etc) was back in 1990 when they brought in the Tavernier‎ family. I think they lasted two years. So how long will this ‘solid family unit’ last script writers???

Anyway congratulations Cornell. Roll on Soap Awards 2013. Woo woo!

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2 replies »

  1. I stopped watching EE earlier this year…I wouldn’t hold your breath, he will be probably be Lucas mark 2

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