Paterson Joseph

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Novel about 18th-century black Briton Charles Ignatius Sancho wins RSL prize
Moving retelling of Sancho’s life by actor Paterson Joseph awarded prestigious Christopher Bland prize

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

07, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho by Paterson Joseph review – a giant of the Georgian era
Based on a true story, the actor’s debut novel about the first Black man to vote in Britain is illuminating and steeped in compassion

Lucy Popescu

09, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho by Paterson Joseph review – a Georgian Black Briton
The actor’s first novel brilliantly conveys the life and times of an 18th-century composer, from his birth on a slave ship to thriving in London society

Natasha Pulley

07, Oct, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Vigil review – Suranne Jones feels the pressure in sharp submarine thriller
Martin Compston is in trouble and Jones’s detective must calm the troubled seas, in a murky marine drama that delivers solid, old-fashioned entertainment

Lucy Mangan

29, Aug, 2021 @9:00 PM

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From Riz Ahmed to Michaela Coel: who should be the next Doctor Who?
Jodie Whittaker’s departure from the BBC role has been heavily rumoured – but who should be next in the Tardis? Here are 14 faces we’d love to play the 14th Doctor

Martin Belam

22, Jun, 2021 @3:25 PM

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Theatres that made us: from the Watermill to the Bush
Continuing our series on great venues, choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh and actor Paterson Joseph are among those celebrating their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

10, Jul, 2020 @8:05 PM

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Actors appeal for the 'quality of mercy' in online Shakespeare videos
Judi Dench, Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter and Patrick Stewart are among the stars to perform the playwright’s words online during crisis caused by Covid-19

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2020 @6:18 PM

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‘For casting purposes I was born in the wrong skin’ – Noughts and Crosses star Paterson Joseph
Many black actors leave Britain to find fame, but the Londoner’s BBC lead role follows years of acclaimed work on stage and screen

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Mar, 2020 @5:17 PM

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A tale of two Carols: Dickens's festive feast served with a twist
This year, the tried-and-tested tale at London’s Old Vic is up against subversive surprises at Wilton’s Music Hall, where Scrooge’s sister takes the lead

Arifa Akbar

09, Dec, 2019 @5:15 PM

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Sancho play portrays slave who became first black British voter
Single-hander written by Paterson Joseph tells how son of slaves overcame prejudice

Rob Walker

19, May, 2018 @9:59 PM

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Damian Lewis and Zawe Ashton among stars for new set of Shakespeare Solos
Lewis plays Antony and Ashton performs ‘All the world’s a stage’ for our video series, which features Riz Ahmed, Laura Carmichael and Paterson Joseph

Chris Wiegand

03, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Shakespeare and me: Paterson Joseph
Paterson Joseph, who plays Brutus in Julius Caesar on film and on stage with the RSC, on what Shakespeare means to him

Eva Wiseman

30, Jun, 2012 @11:07 PM

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