We look back at the best #TBB10 interviews of 2017
Our journalist Tammy V spoke to Naomi Ackie about her groundbreaking role in British indie film Lady Macbeth. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk directed by William Oldroyd starred Naomi alongside Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Golda Rosheuvel. Lady Macbeth was seen as groundbreaking because of it featuring three British actors of colour in a British period drama.
Subsequently, at the recent 2017 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) Lady Macbeth won four of its 15 nominations, with Ackie winning most promising newcomer…
Created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor – Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. Groundbreaking in that Timewasters is the first time in a long time that we’ve had four black leading characters, five actually if you include the villain Curtis (Kevin Garry).
We spoke to the Daniel, who wrote and stars in Timewasters along with his co-stars Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, Sampson Kayo about how much fun they had filming, and how they feel being an important part of British Black screen history… watch the interview below…
Just a Couple is a new BBC Three comedy series about the trials and tribulations of a hilarious millennial couple. Starring Michael Salami and Frieda Thiel and created by Sebastian Thiel, writer and director Just a Couple took the Internet by storm, going on to be picked up by BBC Three, with confirmation that they’ve been picked up for another season!!!
We loved this show and especially love its lead stars. Read our interview with Michael Salami and Frieda Thiel.
Thomas Dominique has had a steady career getting notable roles in Black Mirror and BBC drama series Undercover. He recently landed a role in American, dystopian sci-fi horror series Blood Drive.
Getting into the acting game a bit later than others, as mentioned, Thomas starred in season 3 of Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed Black Mirror series; Thomas’s episode Hatred in the Nation saw him star alongside Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald (Gosford Park, Nanny McPhee) in a tale about a string of mysterious deaths that appear to be linked to social media. He also played, Big Ray a political activist, in BBC’s Undercover alongside Adrian Lester and Sophie Okonedo.
Now, as one of the Blood Drive series regulars, Thomas stars as American cop, Christopher Carson, who finds himself out of his depth when he becomes involved with the outrageous Blood Drive. #TBB10 caught up with him to find out more…
This year we said a fond farewell to a much-loved character, played by an, even more, much-loved actress. Chizzy Akudolu said goodbye to her Holby City’s Maureen “Mo” Effanga who first appeared in 2012 as a surgical registrar.
Take a listen as our journalist DescatDeb spends an enjoyable half hour with this humble actress who is of historical significance, discussing how she got started in the acting/comedienne game; just what Mo has meant to her; how she can do the splits AND the Moonwalk, and what’s next for her as a creative with broadened horizons…
Sky 1’s youth magazine show What’s Up TV has been running for 10 seasons, and somehow at a time where young people are ditching TV for online streaming and YouTube clips, What’s Up TV has managed to retain its core audience.
TBB friend Ms. Jacqueline Shepard has been the main presenter since the series began. The last season saw her co-anchor alongside Remel London and the regular presenting team.
Along with presenting the series, Ms. Shepard has stepped into an assistant producer role, we caught up with her to find out why What’s Up is still so popular, and how she was able to juggle her two positions… read the interview .
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