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Can't Knock The Hustle? Or Is He Hustling Backwards? (Revisiting U.K. Star Adrian Lester's Casting Choices In Short Film Directorial Debut "Of Mary")

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 23, 2012 7:49 PM
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British actor Adrian Lester has been very vocal in recent months about the lack of professional opportunities afforded to black thespians in the U.K.  Here at S&A, we've followed the story and have repeatedly reported on the sentiment expressed by Lester and several other actors from that region of the world.  However . . .

Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 12, 2012 3:37 PM
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2012 London Short Film Festival: "Of Mary", "Radio Amina", And Others To Be Screened (Jan. 6 - 15)

  • January 5, 2012 9:42 AM
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The 2012 London Short Film Festival opens tomorrow, Jan. 6, and runs until Jan. 15.  On Sunday, Jan. 8, actor Adrian Lester will be in attendance for a Q&A session at The Ritzy in Brixton, after the 8PM screening of his directorial debut, Of Mary.

Adrian Lester Joins The Growing List Of Black U.K. Actors Fed Up With The Current Opportunities Offered Them

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 27, 2011 11:24 AM
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Adrian Lester, star of BBC One's popular Hustle series, is the latest black British actor to decide that-- with regard to acting opportunities in the U.K.-- he's reached the end of the line.

Adrian Lester And The "Hustle" Gang Will Return To BBC1 In January For Final Season

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 12, 2011 9:00 AM
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The BBC recently confirmed that the first episode of the 8th and final season of its popular action/comedy series, Hustle, will air on January 06, at 9PM (BBC1/BBC1 HD).  The show revolves around a team of con-men, led by Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester), who feed on the greed of the wealthy.