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First Looks At Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Mosaku, And Angel Coulby In BBC's "Dancing On The Edge"

by Emmanuel Akitobi
December 28, 2011 6:10 PM
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It's a project that S&A's Vanessa Martinez and Tambay told us about earlier this year.  But to be honest, I didn't start to really get excited about the upcoming BBC series Dancing On The Edge until I saw these candid on-set pics on-line of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wunmi Mosaku, and Angel Coulby, courtesy of their co-star, Miles Richardson.

Here's the synopsis again for those not familiar:

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff (The Lost Prince, Shooting The Past), the five-part series follows the Louis Lester Band as they find fame amongst the parties and performances of upper class society in the capital. Initially shocked by black musicians performing in polite society, many recoil, but London's progressive socialites take the band under their wing.

When the band's manager Wesley becomes too demanding to the hotel in which the band performs he is deported, forcing the rest to move on without him. The musicians play for the Prince of Wales who elevates their status to the heights of early pop fame. But they become entangled in the shadowy world of socialites, which results in the suspected murder of the band's singer Jessie. The walls begin to close in on Louis and the other members until they realise that escape from England may be their only chance for safety.

Wunmi Mosaku and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Wunmi Mosaku and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Angel Coulby and Miles Richardson
Angel Coulby and Miles Richardson

Ejiofor, Mosaku, and Coulby are three actors who I truly admire, so I'm really looking forward to seeing this.  I'm not sure when it will air, but S&A will let you know when we find out.

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  • MsLondon | June 10, 2012 9:34 AMReply

    Love the Brits and the British series. So hope it will be on BBC America. I absolutely love Angel Coulby and Chitwetel Ejiofor. You must see Angel's bio pics....absolutely stunning! She gives such grace to Guinevere. Getting to know Mosaku's work...she is gorgeous as well. Bring it on!Can't get enough of the British series.

  • tgilby | January 6, 2012 3:06 PMReply

    Love,love,love Chiwetel Ejiofor and the story sounds intriguing.. hope to see it on BBC America..
    P.S..... Will BBC America run the stage production of "Othello" which starred him and Ewan MacGregor?

  • paul zabe | January 5, 2012 4:39 PMReply

    any chance the series will be shown in the USA? perhaps on bbc America?

  • Aissatou | January 3, 2012 3:42 PMReply

    Looking forward!

  • Mec | December 30, 2011 12:03 PMReply

    The setting draws my attention to the project. I'm not really liking the synopsis.

  • Micah | December 29, 2011 1:44 AMReply

    Yes Emmanuel, thanks for finding this. Please keep us up to date.

  • Akimbo | December 29, 2011 12:03 AMReply

    Sounds interesting. Chiwetel is the love of my life and Wunmi is gorgeous; kinda looks like Yaani King from that disappointing Milk & Honey web series.

  • Sergio | December 28, 2011 8:43 PMReply

    Hopefully this will come to BBC America here

  • Vee | December 29, 2011 7:43 AM

    I hope it comes to BBC America as well as bringing The Shadow line which also started CHiwetel Ejiofor. I love his work.

  • Nicole | December 28, 2011 7:14 PMReply

    This looks good. Looking forward to seeing it. Of course, I'd watch Chiwetel watch paint dry. Ha!

  • Vanessa | December 28, 2011 6:28 PMReply

    Nice find Emmanuel..excited to know more about this too. :)

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