It is high time that the British people, post-Brexit and all, openly discuss the growing xenophobia and racism within the country, to include the field of opportunities for foreign and black actors.
Everywhere I turn there are headlines and social media viral videos about race. Seminars and panels about race. Outrage about race. Debate about race. Riots and protests about race.
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The UK is in a worse place than South Africa post-apartheid when it comes to the representation of black faces on screen
Lenny Henry has added his voice to those black stars lamenting the scarcity of good roles available in the UK, with the comedian
The Bedford born actress, who has starred in TV shows such as Grange Hill, Red Dwarf, Silk and most recently the cult Channel 4 series Shameless, says there just aren't enough opportunities for black actors in the UK. There is an ever present malaise when it comes to casting black actors in roles.
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".