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Stop Black Actors Leaving The Uk????????

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anotheoldgit | 12:39 Tue 03rd Feb 2015 | News
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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/david-oyelowo-hire-ethnically-diverse-film-and-tv-bosses-to-stop-black-actors-leaving-the-uk-10018794.html

There are many white actors (or come to that many other people who happen to follow other employment), that have to leave these shores so as to further their careers, so why should black actors be any different?

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Anyone got any facts?..............anyone?
-Talbot-

Facts about?
And I am saying his argument is sour grapes, as least Spike Lee puts his money where his mouth is.
Brenden - "And I am saying his argument is sour grapes, as least Spike Lee puts his money where his mouth is."

I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
To back up David Oyelowo's claim that black actors are leaving the UK due to the lack of opportunities. As I said ealier (and I will check now) I thought most actors struggle.
Black actors as do white who leave these shores have stiff competition in the States with some brilliant black actors who have earned the right to be called brilliant i.e Samuel Jackson, Denzil Washington, Morgan freeman etc., wish them luck.
As a slight aside, wasnt there some comment that black actors / directors etc were being passed by in this year academy awards despite there being some very worthy candidates ie the film Selma.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-news/10574735/More-than-half-of-actors-are-under-poverty-line.html

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2012/jul/18/actors-struggle-resolve-emotional-problems

I found the second link first, it sums up what I imagined a lot of actors to be like...emotional screwballs (Yes I have known a few wannbes)
Brenden- perhaps I misunderstood what you were implying about Spike Lee.

Why did you ask how many white actor Spike Lee casts?

Were you implying that he doesn't cast white actors? If not, why mention him at all?

Did you make a mistake highlighting a director who demonstrably hires actors of whatever hue?
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Once again in this weeks Midsomer murders a solitary black actor appeared, although she added nothing to the story line except she happened to be married to the village's white florist.
AOG

So what?

There are black people outside the big cities.

Did she detract from the storyline?

If not, why even mention her?
Sp I think AOG wanted to celebrate the multicultural nature of Britain's performing arts....

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