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Day: January 8, 2018

#BritishBlacktors Cast as Greeks in BBC & Netflix’s ‘Troy: Fall of a City’ Raises Discussion on Historical Colourblind Casting

Produced by Wild Mercury in association with Kudos, Troy: Fall Of A City is a co-production between the BBC and Netflix. Brought to life by David Farr (#TheNightManager) this series is an eight-part retelling of the fall of Troy. The cast includes British Blacktors David Gyasi (Containment, Interstellar) as Achilles, along with Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away With Murder, Harry Potter franchise) as Trojan general Aeneas, Alex Lanipekun (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day) as Pandarus and Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Dynasty, Roots) as Zeus. Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall Of...

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98% #OutOf100: Dancing Suzann McLean Returns In Expanded BUPA UK Commercial in #ForLiving Campaign

As another national advertising campaign is spearheaded by a British black woman, it’s great to see BUPA UK expanding on this WCRS Agency commercial for their #ForLiving campaign. Previously, it offered only a teaser of backstory to its beautiful black star. Originally launched on January 5th, 2017 to advertise how BUPA cancer services can help you rediscover you after the ravages of serious illness, this extended version has been released, focusing on helping people get the most out of everyday life. Whether it was cancer directly affecting her femininity (breast, gynecological), or chemotherapy-related hair loss, we’ll never know. But,...

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