Via The Japan Times
Black British actors have been taking Hollywood by storm, with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Oscar nomination for “12 Years a Slave” just the latest example, but at home they still face a lack of roles that has driven some from the country.
The British government is now making efforts to change a situation that has seen the loss of major talents such as David Harewood, famed for his role in the CIA drama “Homeland,” David Oyelowo, who starred in the film “The Butler,” and Idris Elba, who shot to fame in the cop series “The Wire.”
“The media are still interested in ghettoizing the presentation of ethnic minority groups within the U.K.,” said Femi Oguns, head of the London-based Identity Drama School & Agency Group, which promotes young black talent. Continue Reading….
Why is the British government suddenly concerned about the plight of black talent? What efforts are they really making to change the situation and more importantly what’s the catch?
Keep up the good work to all those who have made the move to Hollywood and continued success.
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