David Harewood

'Broadchurch Too White,' Complains Lenny Henry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lenny Henry has added his voice to those black stars lamenting the scarcity of good roles available in the UK, with the comedian turned actor naming a...

Should I Go or Should I Stay?: The British Black Actors' Dilemma

Steve Toussaint | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steve Toussaint

This is a topic that has been alive amongst my fellow black performers pretty much since I began my career. In fact, once I'd been in the business about five years and had decent credits to my name, it became a constant companion to the usual actor repartee; so that: "Are you working?" was quickly followed by: "When you going over to America then?"

We Must Stand Together on Climate Change

David Harewood | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
David Harewood

Not every extreme weather event can be attributed to our changing climate. It's a complex and wide-reaching problem. But scientists have said that when these events happen more frequently and with greater force, they form a pattern that points strongly towards climate change.

Meeting David Harewood

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

As we both relax into what becomes a three hour chat, this impression grows. Is it because, even with a family, this is a man who has essentially been nomadic for three decades? I want to probe. As an actor who did he look up to? He lists Spencer Tracey, Sydney Poitier and Peter Fonda...

Black Actor 'Turned Down Doctor Who Role'

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

A 'Doctor Who' script writer has revealed one actor previously turned down the chance to make history as the show's first black Time Lord. Accordin...

VOTE: Who Do YOU Want As The Next Doctor?

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Doctor Who' fans have spent weeks speculating over who will become the next Doctor, after Matt Smith quit as the 11th incarnation of the Time Lord ba...

Walk in the Light: Part IV ~ A Celebration of Religious Proportions

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

This was a long overdue acknowledgement of the contributions so many black performers have made to british theatre. And it was exciting to see so many different voices of the black experience on stage - Ghanaian and Nigerian, Ethiopian-born Irish, black British of South African and Swazi descent as well as the varied experiences from Caribbean islands.

Walk in the Light: Part I ~ A Day of Surprises

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

It was by chance last week that I heard of Walk in the Light, the week-long exposition and celebration of Black artists and the contribution they have...

'Homeland' Star Heading For The TARDIS?

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

David Harewood has revealed he wants to take over from Matt Smith on 'Dcotor Who'. The 'Homeland' star is just one of the names currently linked to...

Caroline Frost

INTERVIEW: Babou Ceesay Is Kevin Whately's 'Bit On The Side' In Lewis

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

There’s a new face in ‘Lewis’ tonight with Babou Ceesay collecting the sidekick baton from Laurence Fox, in Episode 3 of the seventh and final s...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Homeland, Where The Heart Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

As this second series speeds up for a dash to the finishing line, it's all about one-to-one confrontations: Carrie and Nazir, Brody and Walden, Saul a...

'Homeland' Spoilers Kept Secret, Even From Actor's Mum

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

David Harewood has revealed he has to keep the plot details of Homeland a secret, even from his mum. The British actor, who plays David Estes in th...

Michelle Ryan: Filming The Man Inside Made Me Feel Sad

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fans of Michelle Ryan are used to seeing her looking rudely healthy, often on the front of magazine covers, never anything less than sun-kissed and br...

Caroline Frost

Who IS Ashley Madekwe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Here's another in our occasional series of Brits to watch... this week, Ashley Madekwe: "I was in McDonald's in Earl's Court, and had my handbag s...

Black Actor White Script?

David McAlmont | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Award winning actor and writer Cyril Nri and I are cogitating thus because an actor we know, one decorated by Her Majesty for services to British acting and star of a hit US series, has had his remarks, regarding slim-pickings for black actors, turned into this broadsheet headline, "David Harewood: as a black actor there are very few roles for me in Britain".

Caroline Frost

Why Do We Love Homeland?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Less than a year ago, HuffPostUK spoke to Damian Lewis about a small French-funded film he was about to appear in. As an afterthought, he added, “I...

WATCH: Homeland Star Gives Labour Campaign A Boost

Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics

With only days to go until the local and mayoral elections, the Labour Party has enlisted some Hollywood talent in an attempt to push voters into the ...

Sarah Dean

'Young Black Actors Should Go To America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Homeland star David Harewood has criticised the lack of opportunities for young black actors in the UK and advised them to head Stateside to find star...

Sarah Dean

Obama's Favourite TV Show Comes Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

"You have to have a black man and a red head", says Damian Lewis, explaining the American success of his espionage thriller Homeland. Lewis and his...