Shantol Jackson is the wonderful lead actress in Yardie.

In UK Cinemas Friday 31st August 2018

Playing the role of ‘Yvonne’ opposite lead Aml Ameen’s ‘D’ Shantol provides a lot of the heart of Yardie. With some powerful scenes opposite Aml, this bright young actress has a promising career ahead of her…

TBB’s Adele Oni caught up with Shantol ahead of Yardie’s release.

Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie, adapted from Victor Headley’s classic novel of the same name, tells the story of a hot night in Jamaica in 1973, a young boy, Denis, proudly watches his older brother DJ’ing at a party to broker a truce between warring gangs. Then shots ring out. His brother is dead. A decade later, Denis is the right-hand man to gang boss King Fox, who sends him on a mission to London to test his loyalty.

When the job goes wrong, Denis hides out with an old flame, only to discover that his brother’s killer may be in the same city. Based on the cult novel by Victor Headley, Idris Elba’s directorial debut fuses the hard-boiled gangster genre with a coming-of-age period piece.

With an evocative soundtrack and an astute eye for detail, Elba expertly captures the spirit of the times.


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