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2018 BAFTA Nominations are in – Daniel Kaluuya, Rising Star and Best Actor & Rungano Nyoni, Best Debut Director

The BAFTA nominations were announced today by Letitia Wright (Black Mirror, Black Panther) and Natalie Dorner (Game of Thrones), with the new host of the awards revealed to be Joanna Lumley. Zambian-Welsh director, Rungano Nyoni is nominated for an Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer for her film, I Am Not a Witch which cleaned up at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) winning 3 overall –  for Best Director, The Douglas Hickox Award for best British Independent Film Award (Directorial Debut) and  Breakthrough Producer for the film’s producer Emily Morgan. Although Daniel Kaluuya had been publicly voted for an...

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#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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