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Will Either Of These Black Actors Get The Key To The TARDIS?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 5, 2013 10:18 AM
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Any time there's an opening for the coveted role of the BBC's Doctor Who, the names of a few black actors get tossed around as possible candidates.

BBC America Sets 9/3 For 'Luther' Return (4-Night TV Event, 2 Conflicting Crimes + A New Love)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2013 6:53 PM
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First Official Image Of Idris Elba From 'Luther' Season 3 + BBC Announces Summer Return

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2013 1:52 PM
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  • 4 Comments
*EXCLUSIVE* Here's the first official picture of @idriselba from #LUTHER 3, coming this summer to @bbcone: twitter.com/BBCOne/status/…

Idris Elba Is Marshal Stacker Pentecost ('Pacific Rim' Character Poster)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 13, 2013 10:49 AM
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Here's a character poster for Idris Elba's character in the Warner Bros./Guillermo del Toro-directed epic sci-fi adventure film Pacific Rim, which will be released on July 12th, 2013.
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Watch The New Extended Trailer For 'Pacific Rim' With Idris Elba

  • By Sergio
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  • April 29, 2013 11:11 PM
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Here’s the new extended trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s giant monsters vs. giant robots movie Pacific Rim, with Idris Elba, opening July 12th.
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Idris Elba Takes The Lead In 'Only The Name Remains' Avalon Campaign (His 007 Audition?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2013 8:19 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Idris Elba takes on the lead role in a dramatic, spy-themed advertising campaign for the 2013 Toyota Avalon, titled Only the Name Remains.
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Idris Elba Says Season 3 Of 'Luther' Will Return In September

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 28, 2013 2:19 PM
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We still don't have a date as to when season 3 of Luther will debut, but we assumed that it would happen sometime later this year, given that principal photography ended in mid-February, and post-production has since begun.

It Looks Like Alice Will Be Returning For 'Luther' Season 3 After All...

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 11:50 AM
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The above photo was posted to Twitter this morning by the Luther Twitter account, with the accompanying words:

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #6 - 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2013 7:21 PM
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Tarantino Says He Didn't Cast Idris Elba In 'Django' Because He's British... And It's An American Story

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 7:11 PM
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  • 144 Comments
I know, we said no more Django Unchained posts, BUT, this isn't so much a Django Unchained item (no critique nor praise of the film here), as much as it is a nod to several conversations/debates that you folks have had in various comment sections of this blog, relating to the casting of black British actors in roles as African Americans (and vice-versa, or as Africans) whether on TV or film, as well as the, shall we say, "accent problem."