Clarke Peters

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Black Theatre Collective calls for industry reform – not 'empty gestures'
Newly formed group sends open letter to UK theatres , suggesting five measures to make the industry more inclusive

Lanre Bakare

02, Jul, 2020 @9:12 AM

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Harriet review – thrilling drama about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Cynthia Erivo stars in this belated but thrilling biopic of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman

Simran Hans

24, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Where Are You Going; The Puppet Master and more – reviews
Everyday tales from London’s streets, an exposé of “Putin’s Rasputin” and early black music in Europe

Sean O'Hagan

31, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Clarke Peters: ‘Many people aren’t aware of Lena Horne’s struggle’
The star of The Wire and Treme on his new musical about the American singer, actor and activist – and his ‘surf noir’ project with Hugh Laurie

Interview by Liz Hoggard

14, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Letters from the Inside review – words to set you free
In the latest instalment of the Letters Live series, readers including Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman and Russell Brand shared moving missives

Miranda Sawyer

18, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Clarke Peters: 'I was 15 when I first stuck out my thumb and ran away from home'
He has starred in The Wire and sung with the Stones. As Clarke Peters returns to crooning, he talks about hating pop, playing pimps and making his first recording – at the age of four

Ryan Gilbey

06, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Clarke Peters’s favourite TV: 'I made so much dollhouse furniture on The Wire'
The Wire and Treme star on Gerald McBoing-Boing, Benny Hill and Downton Abbey

Phil Harrison

01, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Clarke Peters: my family values
The actor and writer talks about how his brother got him his first job in showbusiness, his grief at his young son’s death and why he’s now celibate

Interview by Maureen Paton Maguire

15, Jan, 2016 @12:59 PM

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Nelson Mandela in the movies

In film, the role of the former ANC activist and president of South Africa has traditionally been approached with great reverence, writes Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

06, Dec, 2013 @11:00 AM

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The Wire's Lester Freamon: Natalie Haynes's guide to TV detectives #20

Natalie Haynes: In a show crawling with iconic TV detectives, the Baltimore police department's finest has what every real cop needs in spades: infinite patience

Natalie Haynes

05, Nov, 2012 @1:52 PM

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Mandela the movie: Idris Elba gives short shrift to South African actors

British-born star picked to play Nelson Mandela in biopic after casting agent says local actors lack stature for role

David Smith in Johannesburg

19, Mar, 2012 @3:54 PM

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2011's biggest draw? The Bard
Mark Brown reviews the year in theatre

Mark Brown

13, Dec, 2011 @5:00 PM

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