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

Feb 3, 2012 Full story: Newkerala.com 173

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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Legz

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#1 Feb 5, 2012
This is not right! Talent has no color or ethnicity... This world better change fast or we all are doom... Blessings

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#2 Feb 5, 2012
Legz wrote:
This is not right! Talent has no color or ethnicity... This world better change fast or we all are doom... Blessings
It's not right at all. It's bullshit in fact.

British productions fall over themselves to give black actors roles, even where the roles they get are completely inappropriate. Watch Merlin, or Doctor Who when the Tardis materialises in medieval Europe.

Some people wont be happy until every single thing is afrocentricised.
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#3 Feb 5, 2012
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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It's not right at all. It's bullshit in fact.
British productions fall over themselves to give black actors roles, even where the roles they get are completely inappropriate. Watch Merlin, or Doctor Who when the Tardis materialises in medieval Europe.
Some people wont be happy until every single thing is afrocentricised.
Idris Elba should replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.

Why not?

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#4 Feb 5, 2012
Bigsmoke wrote:
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Idris Elba should replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Why not?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Sddp4gtzJh8XX
Why not? Because he's black, and the character of James Bond is white.

Get your own characters. James Bond will always be a white man.
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#5 Feb 5, 2012
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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Why not? Because he's black, and the character of James Bond is white.
Get your own characters. James Bond will always be a white man.
LOL! Idris Elba would do a good job acting as James Bond, race shouldn't be an issue.

You did not create the character of ''James Bond'' so don't try to claim it as your very own or something.

Who knows maybe one day a black female will play the role of Oliver Cromwell....

“seeing is believing”

Since: Jun 11

London / England

#6 Feb 5, 2012
I do not want to see Idris Elba as James Bond either -sorry.

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#7 Feb 5, 2012
Bigsmoke wrote:
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LOL! Idris Elba would do a good job acting as James Bond, race shouldn't be an issue.
You did not create the character of ''James Bond'' so don't try to claim it as your very own or something.
Who knows maybe one day a black female will play the role of Oliver Cromwell....
Don't be so ridiculous.

James Bond is a white man.

Idris is a good actor, so get him more roles like Luther. It's as preposterous and provocative to demand a black James Bond, as it would be to demand a reboot of Luther with a white actor in the role.

“seeing is believing”

Since: Jun 11

London / England

#8 Feb 5, 2012
Miss Moneypenny is now a black woman, Naomi Harris.

“Get use to the cold!”

Since: Jan 12

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#9 Feb 5, 2012
Black men want white People to do everything for them, they do not invest money into their own people, they might not have the talent to write good films and scripts, so they should create film programs for black people who can but have little money. Black people are poor because black men are sell-outs and selfish and would prefer to be bishes to white men and wait for them to do things for their people.

Not all bm but the majority, but don't worry, black women are starting to do what bm are to bitcch to do. Imagenation started by a black woman, Awkward black Girl, a production that shxts all over Tyler Perry's whole career.

And I know there will be more bw in the very near future letting bm sleep and doing things that bm don't have it in them to do, without dissing their own people like Redtails which left one group out.
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#10 Feb 5, 2012
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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Don't be so ridiculous.
James Bond is a white man.
Idris is a good actor, so get him more roles like Luther. It's as preposterous and provocative to demand a black James Bond, as it would be to demand a reboot of Luther with a white actor in the role.
I was joking.....

But in reality black British actors are more likely to blow in Hollywood than the UK but the real reason is because that is where more money is at and a larger black audience.

Heck all actors regardless of their racial background will do better in Hollywood than in the UK just like our music industry. The money is in the USA.

Thing is most of the time we'll think those actors are in fact Americans as they will most likely be given American roles eg I thought Idris Elba was an American until I saw him in an interview.

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#11 Feb 5, 2012
WandaLouise wrote:
Miss Moneypenny is now a black woman, Naomi Harris.
They should have just invented a new character if they wanted a black person in that role.

Moneypenny might not be a terribly important character, but it's still absurd to me to suddenly change her race.

Since: Jan 12

London, UK

#12 Feb 5, 2012
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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Don't be so ridiculous.
James Bond is a white man.
Idris is a good actor, so get him more roles like Luther. It's as preposterous and provocative to demand a black James Bond, as it would be to demand a reboot of Luther with a white actor in the role.
Idris Elba should be the new Doctor Who,its a fictional character so race doesn't matter.
Jockey Padderty

London, UK

#13 Feb 5, 2012
I see they are re-doing "Braveheart" with Jay-Z as Wallace, and Meryl Streep as Edward II.

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#14 Feb 5, 2012
Ideas for a black iconic hero along the lines of James Bond or Indiana Jones, anybody?

Surely it's better to come up with something fresh and original, than crap on an established character for the sake of political correctness?

What sort of background would such a character have? What would his cause be? What sort of unique attributes would he have?

How about somebody along the lines of The Punisher? An underground crime fighter who suffered huge personal loss growing up around gang culture etc, who dedicates his life to dispensing justice, and whose exploits see him pitted against international organised villains?

There's a million good ideas. No need to steal a character.
Bigsmoke

London, UK

#15 Feb 5, 2012
Kimmy85 wrote:
<quoted text>Idris Elba should be the new Doctor Who,its a fictional character so race doesn't matter.
I don't watch Doctor Who but from what I have seen I can't see Idris doing that role.

Russel Brand should be the new Doctor Who if anything LOL

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#16 Feb 5, 2012
Kimmy85 wrote:
<quoted text>Idris Elba should be the new Doctor Who,its a fictional character so race doesn't matter.
Rubbish. The Doctor is characterised as a quirky, eccentric Englishman. He might be fictional, but he is what he is.

Like I just said. There's a million ideas out there. Why insist on stealing our characters and heroes?

Since: Jan 12

London, UK

#17 Feb 5, 2012
Bigsmoke wrote:
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I don't watch Doctor Who but from what I have seen I can't see Idris doing that role.
Russel Brand should be the new Doctor Who if anything LOL
LOL I was only joking,Andi Peters the tv presenter should be the new Doctor Who.Russell Brand would be a good choice also.I dont watch it anymore since the new Liono looking Doctor appeared in the show,I like David Tennant.

Since: Oct 09

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#18 Feb 5, 2012
How about James Jackson lol?

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Since: Dec 11

Grateful Nation

#19 Feb 5, 2012
So a biography on MLK starring Patrick Stewart would be just find with the negro set?

smdh
LION

Charlotte, NC

#20 Feb 5, 2012
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?

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